ANOC and IOC Athletes’ Commissions meet in Lausanne

The ANOC and IOC Athletes’ Commissions joined forces in Lausanne, where there has been a number of positive meetings and productive discussions.

On Friday 10 November 2017, the members of the ANOC Athletes’ Commission were invited to join the meeting of their IOC counterparts at the Lausanne Palace in Switzerland. The ANOC Athletes’ Commission observed the IOC Athletes’ Commission meeting before later joining a meeting with them. In the meeting the two Commissions discussed new ways that they can work more collaboratively in the future. The meeting is the latest positive step in the ANOC Athletes’ Commission’s ongoing process of modernisation and reform.

Chair of the ANOC Athletes’ Commission Barbara Kendall said:

“The ANOC Athletes’ Commission is so honoured and delighted to be meeting and collaborating with the IOC Athletes’ Commission to ensure athletes are at the heart of the Olympic Movement and their voices are heard unitedly.”

ANOC Athletes’ Commission members also took part in the 8th edition of the IOC’s International Athletes’ Forum, which was held from 11-13 November. More than 80 athlete representatives from around the world came together to discuss a range of important matters at The Olympic Museum in Lausanne

Pan American Sports Organization (PASO) Athletes’ Commission Chair and ANOC Athletes’ Commission member Alexandra Orlando said:

“I am excited to be representing our Continental Association as a member of the ANOC Athletes’ Commission here at the 8th IOC International Athletes’ Forum to ensure we are bringing forward the issues that matter the most to our athlete community.

“The great work that has been done here will directly impact how we educate and empower our athletes on and off the field of play. I am honoured, along with my fellow Continental Association Athletes’ Commission Chairs to have been invited to be a member of the Steering Committee for the Athlete Charter of Rights and Responsibilities and work alongside our global athlete leaders on this historical project.”

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