ANOC Athletes’ Commission meets via videoconference

The ANOC Athletes’ Commission today met via videoconference to review latest progress and discuss plans for how they can maximise support for NOCs and ensure the athlete voice is heard.

Led by Chair, Karo  Lelai, the Commission focused their discussions on how they can continue to be supportive of athletes, noting the effects of COVID-19 on their training and lifestyles.

The Commission received a report from Kirsty Coventry on the IOC Athletes’ Commission’s activities over the last year and the latest information on the grant Olympic Solidarity is providing to help NOCs with their own Athletes’ Commissions.

The chairs of the Continental Athletes’ Commissions delivered reports about the work they have done in recent months, with a particular emphasis on how they have been keeping athletes informed and engaged. The Chairs also spoke of the positive meetings they have had with WADA President Witold Banka.

Tegla Loroupe provided an update on the Olympic Refugee team and a status report was provided on the revision of the Continental Athletes’ Commissions Terms of References and Charters, as well as updates on anti-doping and gender equity/women in sport.

Before closing, the Commission discussed updates to the ANOC Athletes’ Commission toolkit, which was designed by ANOC to equip NOCs with the information and tools they need to be able to create their own Athletes’ Commissions.

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