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Olympic Games: Australian canoeing team member in Rome (1960), canoeing team captain in Tokyo (1964), canoeing team member in Mexico City (1968); winner of 25 National Canoe Racing Championships; 5 times National Surf Lifesaving champion; Captain of the first Australian Surf Lifeguard team to compete in California (United States of America) (1965)
Member of the Executive Board of the Australian Olympic Committee (1973-2012), Secretary General (1985-1993) then Director of International Relations (1993-1999); Foundation member and member of the Executive Board of the Oceania National Olympic Committees (ONOC) (1981-2012); Member of the Australian Sports Commission (1984-1987; 1989-1991), of the New South Wales (NSW) Government International Sports Facilities Committee (1989), of the NSW Government State Sports Centre Trust (Homebush) (1983-); Vice President of the Australian Luge Association (1991-1994); Vice President and Director of the Organising Committee for the Olympic Games Sydney 2000 (SOCOG) (1993-1999); Patron of the Australian Triathlon Union (1993-); Secretary General of the International Triathlon Union (ITU) (1994-1999); Chairman of the Torch Relay Committee SOCOG (1994-1999); Inaugural Chairman of the New South Wales Institute of Sport (1995-2015); Board Member of the Australian Sports Drug Agency (1996-1998); President of the Oceania Taekwondo Union (2005-2015); Vice-President of the World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) (2008-)
Awarded Knight in Order of Lifesaving (1996); Honorary Life Member of the International Triathlon Union (2000); Australian Sporting Hall of Fame (2000); Fair Play Award of the International Committee for Fair Play; Member of the Order of Australia (AM); Life Member of the Australian Olympic Committee, of the Australian Canoe Federation, and of the New South Wales Olympic Council; 50 Year Service medallion for Surf Lifesaving; Olympic Order, silver (2012)
Member of the IOC from 1982 to 2012; Honorary Member since 2012; Member of the following Commissions: Radio and Television (1983-1987, 1993-1999, 2001-2012), Joint Mass Media (1983-1984), Olympic Solidarity (1987-1995), Study and Evaluation for the Preparation of the Winter Olympic Games (1987-1988), Sport for All (1989-1995, 2007-2012), New Sources of Financing (1995-1997) then Marketing (1998-1999), Working Group on the Olympic Programme and Olympic Programme Commission (2002-2012)