About

The Athletes’ Entourage Commission advises the IOC Session, the IOC Executive Board and the IOC President on supporting and protecting clean athletes. The Commission’s aim is to improve the quality and the level of athlete services by engaging with and uniting key stakeholders.. The IOC AEC focuses its work on the relationship between athletes, parents, coaches, managers, technical officials, sponsors, media and all other stakeholders that support and work directly with athletes.

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IOC Athletes' Entourage Commission 4-Year Plan

As the important role of the athletes’ entourage becomes more exposed and significant within the Olympic Movement, an effective IOC Athletes’ Entourage Commission is of upmost importance. It is therefore essential for the Commission to have a clear focus and direction for the coming years to ensure their role is fulfilled and their work has maximum impact.

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Athletes' Entourage Information Toolkit

This document is an all-encompassing guide to entourage, touching on key responsibilities, a guide to the Athletes’ Entourage Commission.

IOC Athletes' Entourage Commission members

The IOC Athletes’ Entourage Commission is here to help you! To focus the Commission’s support across key areas, the IOC AEC divides its members into working groups on the following five themes: performance, health, family and friends, legal & commercial and organisational. To find out more about these groups visit our entourage page.

Sergey Bubka
Ukraine - Athletics
Chair
Chair, IOC Athletes' Entourage Commission
Samira Muhib
Afghanistan - Basketball
Member
IOC Member
Guy Drut
France - Athletics
Member
Board Member, International Olympic Truce Foundation
Ivo Ferriani
Italy - Bobsleigh
Member
President, International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation
Daina Gudzineviciute
Lithuania - Shooting
Member
President, National Olympic Committee of Lithuania
David Haggerty
United States of America - Tennis
Member
President, International Tennis Federation
Poul-Erik Høyer
Denmark - Badminton
Member
President, Badminton World Federation
Yelena Isinbayeva
Russian Federation - Athletics
Member
Olympic Gold Medallist, Member of the IOC Athletes’ Commission
Shamil Tarpischev
Russian Federation - Tennis
Member
President, Russian Tennis Federation
Yasuhiro Yamashita
Japan - Judo
Member
President, Japanese Olympic Committee
Hong Zhang
People's Republic of China - Speed Skating
Member
Member, IOC Athletes’ Commission
Carlo Bagutti
Switzerland
Member
Director, Swiss Olympic Medical Base; Medical Doctor (Private Practice)
Myriam Baverel
France - Taekwondo
Member
Chair, World Taekwondo Coach Committee
Antoine Boudier
Vanuatu
Member
President, Vanuatu NOC (VASANOC)
Chantal Brunner
New Zealand - Athletics
Member
Chair, New Zealand Olympians Commission
Kitty Chiller
Australia - Modern Pentathlon
Member
Executive Member, Australian Olympic Committee
Nadia Comaneci
Romania - Artistic Gymnastics
Member
International Gymnastics Hall of Fame
Mihai Covaliu
Romania - Fencing
Member
President, Romanian Olympic and Sports Committee
Moya Dodd
Australia - Football
Member
Member, International Council of Arbitration for Sport
Emilio Garcia Silvero
Spain - Football
Member
Chief Legal & Compliance Officer at FIFA
Hicham El Guerouj
Morocco - Athletics
Member
Member, World Athletics
Lode Goossens
Belgium - Swimming
Member
Member, IOC Young Ambassador
Annette Knott
Trinidad and Tobago - Hockey
Member
Secretary General of the Trinidad & Tobago Olympic Committee
Ulla Koch
Germany - Artistic Gymnastics
Member
National head coach, Artistic gymnastics (women)
Andrzej Krasnicki
Poland - Handball
Member
President, Polish Olympic Committee
David Lappartient
France - Cycling Sport
Member
President of Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI)
Bert Le Clos
South Africa
Member
Member of the IOC Athletes' Entourage Commission
Tegla Loroupe
Kenya - Athletics
Member
Chef de Mission, Refugee Olympic Team
Aoife Mcardle
Ireland
Member
Global head of Olympics & Paralympics Partnership, Airbnb
Anna Mguni
Zimbabwe - Hockey
Member
Secretary General, Zimbabwe Olympic Committee
Jean-Michel Saive
Belgium - Table Tennis
Member
Natalya Sipovich
Kazakhstan - Figure Skating
Member
Executive Board, Olympic Council of Asia
Patrick Vajda
France - Fencing
Member
President, International Federation for Sports Officials
Sir Clive Woodward
Great Britain - Rugby
Member
Head Coach of the winning England team at the 2003 Rugby World Cup
Pedro Yang
Guatemala - Badminton
Member
Partnership Manager, LEGO Education
Damaris Itzel Young Aranda
Panama
Member
Legal Advisor, NOC Of Panama
Contact Us

If you would like to get in touch with the the IOC Athletes’ Entourage Commission, please contact athlete365@olympics.com and we will aim to get back to you as soon as possible.

Athletes’ Entourage Commission’s support across 5 key areas

The entourage is a diverse group of people inclusive of many different stakeholders, with each having different needs and requiring tailored resources.