Kirsty Coventry lands top IOC post

Zimbabwean legendary Olympian Kirsty Coventry is the new chairperson of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Athletes Commission.

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She was handed the vote of confidence to a commission she has been a member of since 2012.

Talking after the meeting, Coventry, a five-time Olympian, underlined her desire to continue to build and implement the strategy, which seeks to empower athlete participation in the Olympic Movement decision-making process and support athletes’ development in their sporting and non-sporting careers.

“The main objectives I would like to focus on are the implementation of this great strategy that we have all worked so hard to bring together,” said Coventry. “We also need to ensure we continue to improve and be proactive with our communications. This will help us to build a stronger global athlete community that is truly reflective of the athlete representatives.”

Coventry is also one of the vice presidents of the Zimbabwe Olympic Committee.

With information from olympic.org

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