CM – Kneller elected as the new chairman of the Australian Olympic Committee’s Athletes’ Commission


Skier Scott Kneller has been elected Chair of the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) Athletes ‘Commission, with four-time Olympic Swimming Champion Cate Campbell elected as Vice-Chair.

The new appointments were made at today’s first meeting of the Athletes’ Commission confirmed after the postponed Tokyo 2020 Olympics concluded last month.

Five new members were elected last month during Tokyo 2020, and today the reshaped commission voted for its new chairman and vice chairman, replacing pole vaulter Steve Hooker and the rower Kim Brennan, whose terms of office had expired.

Kneller represented Australia in ski cross at the 2010 and 2014 Winter Olympics in Vancouver and Sochi, respectively.

« I am very grateful to continue this important work To represent athletes and give them a meaningful voice, « said de r 32-year-old from New South Wales.

« As chairmen these are certainly very big footsteps – Steve Hooker and Kim Brennan before me were absolutely brilliant in this role.

 » What appeals to me the most is this Advice to listen to the athletes at all times to really understand their needs.

« We have new talent and enthusiasm on the Commission and I look forward to working with all of them at this very exciting time for the Olympic Movement in Australia . « 

His appointment will lead the commission until the end of the Olympic Winter Games in Beijing next year, when he will also leave the commission with new winter athletes to be elected.

 » I have been a member of the AC for a number of years and look forward to taking on a slightly larger role.

« My sincere thanks to Steve Hooker and Kim Brennan who have worked tirelessly over the past five years.

 » Scott Kneller is an excellent choice for d en chair, and I look forward to working with him and the other athletes on the commission for the next few years. « 

Campbell won an Olympic gold medal in the 4×100 meter freestyle in London 2012, Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020 .

At Tokyo 2020 she was also a member of Australia’s 4x100m medley, which won the gold medal.

Campbell stood for election to the Athletes’ Commission of the International Olympic Committee in Tokyo 2020, but was unable to find any of the four available places win.

« Scott and Cate will add tremendous value as full voting members of the AOC Board of Directors, » he said.

« The voice of the athletes has always been vital and both Scott and Cate bring about it Experience and understanding with.

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