Mr John COATES, AC *

Entry in the IOC 2001
Born 07 May 1950
Mr John D. COATES, AC

Mr John COATES, AC *

AUS

Education

Bachelor of Law, Sydney University (Australia)

Career

Lawyer and Company Director

Sports practised

Rowing (coxswain)

Sports administration

Member of the Executive (1982-1985), Vice-President (1985-1990) then President (1990-2022) of the Australian National Olympic Committee (AOC); President of the Australian Rowing Council (1983-1988); Council member of the World Rowing Federation (FISA) (1992-2014); Senior Vice-President of the Organising Committee for the Olympic Games Sydney in 2000 (SOCOG) (1993-2000) and Chairman of SOCOG Sports Commission (1996-2000); Member (1994), Vice-President (1995-2010) then President (2011-) of the International Council of Arbitration for Sport (ICAS); President of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) (2011-); Chairman of the Australian Olympic Foundation (1996-); Member, Sydney Olympic Park Authority (2005-2016); Director (1985) and Deputy Chairman (1986-1989) of the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS); Member (1987-1989) and Deputy Chairman (1989-1998) of the Australian Sports Commission (incl. AIS); Activities at the Games of the Olympiad: Australian Olympic Team Rowing Section Manager, Montreal 1976, Administration Director, Moscow 1980, Deputy Chef de Mission, Los Angeles 1984 and Chef de Mission at the following editions: Seoul 1988, Barcelona 1992, Atlanta 1996, Sydney 2000, Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008; Vice-President of the Organising Committee for the Olympic Games Brisbane 2032 (2022-)

Awards and distinctions

Olympic Order, gold (2000); FISA Medal of Honour (2000); Member of the Order of Australia (AM) (1989); Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) (1995); Companion of the Order of Australia (AC) (2006)

IOC History

Member, IOC Executive Board (2009-2012); IOC Vice-President (2013-2017 and 2020- ); Member, Coordination Commission for the Games of the XXX Olympiad London 2012 (2005-2012); Member, Coordination Commission for the Games of the XXXI Olympiad Rio 2016 (2010-2016); Chair, Coordination Commission for the Games of the XXXII Olympiad Tokyo 2020 (2013-2021); Member, Juridical Commission (2002-14), Chair (2014-15); Chair, Sport and Law Commission (2014-2015); Chair, Legal Affairs Commission (2015-); Member, Olympic Games Study Group (2002-03); Member, TV Rights and New Media Commission (2005-15); Delegate Member for Broadcast rights – Oceania (2015-); Chair, Winter Games Strategic Review Working Group (2016); Chair, IOC Vice Presidents’ Working Group for simultaneously awarding 2024 and 2028 Games (2017); Chair, 2026 Olympic Winter Games candidature process review (2017); Chair, Agenda 2020/New Norm Olympic Games Delivery Executive Steering Committee (2017-); and, Chair, Working Group for Future Games Elections (2019)