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-) 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

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-); 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)