Ms Tricia SMITH

Born 14 April 1957
Games Participated 1976, 1984, 1988
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Tricia SMITH Tricia Smith
CAN
Tricia Smith

Ms Tricia SMITH

CAN

Education

Bachelor of Arts, International Relations, University of British Columbia (Canada) (1981); Bachelor of Laws, University of British Columbia (1985)

Career

Lawyer with Alexander, Holburn, Beaudin & Lang, Barristers & Solicitors (1986-1992); Deputy Manager and Partner with Barnescraig & Associates, dealing with liability claims, claims consulting, risk management and sports arbitration (1992-)

Sports practised

Rowing: coxless pair (2-) and coxed four (4+)

Sports career

Olympic Games: Silver medallist in 1984 and participation in 1976 and 1988; Gold medallist at the 1986 Commonwealth Games; Seven-time World Championship medallist

Sports administration

Started Rowing Canada Aviron Athletes’ Committee (1978); Member of the first Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) Athletes’ Commission (1980-1983), Vice-President (2009-2015) then President of the COC (2015-), Board Member International Council of Arbitration for Sport (ICAS) (2001-); former Arbitrator, Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada (SDRCC); Chef de Mission at the 2007 Pan-American Games; Member of the Bid Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games Vancouver 2010; Co-Mayor of the Athletes’ Village at the Olympic Winter Games Vancouver 2010; Within the COC: former Team Selection Committee Chair, former Human Resources Committee Member, former Partner Relations Committee Chair, former Legal Committee Member, Former Women’s Commission Chair at the International Rowing Federation (FISA) and Chair of the FISA Development Commission (2012-), FISA Executive Committee Member (1997-2016) and FISA Vice-President (2012-)

Awards and distinctions

Started Rowing Canada Aviron Athletes’ Committee (1978); Member of the first Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) Athletes’ Commission (1980-1983), Vice-President (2009-2015) then President of the COC (2015-), Board Member International Council of Arbitration for Sport (ICAS) (2001-); former Arbitrator, Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada (SDRCC); Chef de Mission at the 2007 Pan-American Games; Member of the Bid Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games Vancouver 2010; Co-Mayor of the Athletes’ Village at the Olympic Winter Games Vancouver 2010; Within the COC: former Team Selection Committee Chair, former Human Resources Committee Member, former Partner Relations Committee Chair, former Legal Committee Member, Former Women’s Commission Chair at the International Rowing Federation (FISA) and Chair of the FISA Development Commission (2012-), FISA Executive Committee Member (1997-2016) and FISA Vice-President (2012-)

IOC History

Member of the following Commissions: Medical and Scientific (2016-2018), Legal Affairs (2017-), Women in Sport (2018-), Coordination for the XXV Olympic Winter Games Milano Cortina 2026 (2019-)