MEETING OF THE IOC ATHLETES’ COMMISSION
Lausanne, 8 December 2000 - The Athletes’ Commission of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) will be meeting on 10 and 11 December in Lausanne. This will be followed by a presentation to the IOC Executive Board on 12 December, with a press briefing afterwards at 1 p.m.
The following items will be on the meeting agenda:
the fight against doping, with an assessment of the tests carried out during the Olympic Games in Sydney and a report on the pilot studies for an “athlete passport” conducted in Canada and Australia;
reports by the athlete working groups on forthcoming editions of the Olympic Games;
athlete representation within the various IOC commissions and working groups;
reassessment of athlete tasks within the Olympic Movement.
The Athletes’ Commission will also attend the inauguration of the first phase of the Museum 2000 project at the Olympic Museum.
Following on from the reforms adopted by the IOC in December 1999, the composition of the Athletes’ Commission has been changed to include a maximum of 19 members: 12 elected by their peers, and seven appointed by the IOC President to ensure a balance in terms of sex, sport and region. Of the elected athletes, eight are elected during the Games of the Olympiad, and four during the Olympic Winter Games.
After the elections to the Athletes’ Commission during the Olympic Games in Sydney this September, the composition of the Commission is as follows:
Athletes elected in Nagano:
Manuela DI CENTA
Johan Olav KOSS
Athletes elected in Sydney:
Athletes appointed by the IOC President:
Mireya LUIS HERNANDEZ
The IOC President has also reappointed Peter Tallberg (sailing) as Commission Chairman, and HSH Prince Albert of Monaco (bobsleigh) as Vice-Chairman.