FIRST ATHLETES’ COMMISSION OF LIECHTENSTEIN SET UP STRATEGY FOR QUADRENNIUM

The Athletes’ Commission of the Liechtenstein Olympic Committee has defined its goals and strategies for the next four years, focusing on the promotion of sport, athlete’s careers and communication.

The plan comes after the NOC held its first Session of the Athletes’ Parliament in February, where 36 athletes from 18 sports elected the 10-person body chaired by kickboxer Michael Lampert.

The Commission is comprised of: retired tennis player Stephanie Vogt, footballer Benjamin Fischer, who is also a member of the NOC Executive Board, Swimmer Christoph Meier, artistic swimmer Lara Mechnig, archer Stefan Zacharias, footballer Eva Fasel, discus thrower Laura Rheinberger, Alpine skiers Marco Pfiffner and Sarah Hundert.

A workshop was held on July 11, where the athletes jointly shared their visions, discussing their goals and defining a strategy for the quadrennium.

The Athletes’ Commission will initially look to regulate internal procedures, establish communication with athletes and build support networks. Different groups within the commission will also have the duty to investigate topics such as compatibility of training, professionalism and the transition from an athlete’s career to a professional one outside of sport.

Over the coming months, the Athletes’ Commission will make more public appearances and start to create a network with athletes and national sports federations.

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