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The IOC's mission is to place athletes at the heart of the Olympic Movement and Olympic Agenda 2020 recommendations further support and protect clean and fair sport. The IOC Athletes' Commission serves as a link between the athletes and the IOC. In order to achieve this, the IOC Athletes' Commission has the leading role with athletes and with the Olympic Movement.
The Mission of the IOC Athletes' Commission is to ensure that the athletes' viewpoint remains at the heart of the Olympic Movement decisions.
The responsibilities of the IOC Athletes' Commission are to:
- Empower Athlete Representation in Olympic Movement decision-making processes.
- Support Athlete Development in their sporting and non-sporting careers.
- Promote Athlete Involvement in decision-making across the Olympic Movement.
- Ensure Athlete Representation in Olympic Movement decision-making.
- Martin FOURCADE
- Pau GASOL SÁEZ
- Daniel GYURTA
- Frida HANSDOTTER
- Britta HEIDEMANN
- Yelena ISINBAEVA
- Yuki OTA
- Federica PELLEGRINI
- Astrid UHRENHOLDT JACOBSEN
- Maja Martyna WŁOSZCZOWSKA
- Masomah ALI ZADA
- Abhinav BINDRA
- Alistair BROWNLEE
- Nadin DAWANI
- Allyson FELIX
- Jessica FOX
- Humphrey KAYANGE
- Aya MAHMOUD MEDANY
- Oluseyi SMITH
- Hong ZHANG
- Gerd KANTER
- Mikako KOTANI
- Aliann POMPEY
- Paul TERGAT
- Jitske VISSER
- Kenneth WALLACE
- Pernilla WIBERG
Director in charge
- Athletes' Department Director
You can liaise with the Athletes’ Commission of your NOC or IF or you can forward your comments to the IOC Athletes’ Commission:
IOC Sports Department
Château de Vidy
1007 Lausanne, Switzerland
Athletes’ Commission members are involved in many activities - below is a list of a few of them:
- Candidate city evaluation process
- Monitoring the organisation of the Olympic Games
- Working on the programme of the Olympic Games
Fight Against Doping
- Awareness-raising among athletes of all categories
- Supporting and being involved in the initiatives of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), e.g. promoting the anti-doping passport, and harmonising rules and sanctions
- Warning about the risks of using nutritional supplements
Women in Sport
- Encouraging women’s participation in the Olympic Games and in the practice of sport in general
- Encouraging women to take leadership positions in sports administration
- Developing training and education projects for women
- Raising awareness and providing information through continental seminars and world conferences
IOC Athlete Career Programme
In February 2005, the IOC launched the IOC Athlete Career Programme (IOC ACP), which now comprises three main axes:
Education: providing information, a list of criteria and a checklist enabling athletes to undertake a “dual career” (sport and studies) in the best conditions.
Life skills: making available practical files giving athletes information, advice or a checklist concerning subjects related to their daily lives (nutrition, the fight against doping, financial planning, etc).
Employment: services related to career preparation and management (drafting CVs preparing job interviews, etc.) offered to the athletes, during and after their high-level sports career.
- Promoting a healthy environment for everyone
- Raising awareness of environmental issues among sports event organisers
- Contributing to the best possible integration of sports facilities into the environment
- Athletes are important role models, as their commitment to promoting the sustainability agenda has the potential to influence and inspire others, particularly young people, to take action.
Support for Humanitarian Schemes
- Promoting healthy lifestyles through sport – preventing HIV and AIDS and discrimination of people living with HIV
- Promoting the Olympic ideals of peace and mutual understanding in communities through sport and Olympic Truce
- Promoting sustainable development and environmentally friendly behaviours in the sporting community
- Informing about the Olympic Values Education Programme, an initiative to encourage the dissemination of our values and history among the youth of the world