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02 Dec 2022 – The Athlete365 Community keeps growing, the number of the initiatives of the IOC Athletes’ Commission (AC) too, and the growth is expected to continue in 2023. This was highlighted by the IOC AC at its joint meeting with the IOC Executive Board (EB) today, 2 December where the AC and EB discussed a variety of important current topics for athletes.
In 2022, a number of initiatives have been developed for athletes in various areas. Some of the highlights include:
Supporting athletes at the Olympic Games and beyond
Rewarding collaboration with TOP Partners
The AC also presented the EB with its priorities for 2023: represent athletes in the Olympic Movement; strengthen and empower the global network of athlete representatives; and develop specific support programmes for athletes.
Inspiring athletes and their representatives in 2023
The Commission relayed to the EB how it wants to improve the connection with active athletes in 2023 by promoting opportunities for direct and regular feedback, including at Olympic Qualifier Series events, continental championships and the International Athletes’ Forum (IAF), which has been confirmed to take place from 30 September to 2 October 2023.
The IOC AC also remains committed to ensuring that all 206 NOCs have an effective athletes’ commission by 2025. In 2023, the IOC AC will continue to increase capacity-building opportunities for the global network of ACs, so that they have the skills and knowledge to provide the best possible support for their athletes.
Further strategic priorities for 2023 include to engage even more with TOP Partners to create new athlete-centred programmes and initiatives; to encourage athletes to become ambassadors and facilitate their position as role models through the IOC’s new Olympism365 strategy; and to continue to offer support for mental and physical health and safeguarding through Athlete365.
First in-person meeting for newest AC members
In addition to the meeting with the EB, the IOC AC had also the opportunity to meet in person with its newest members for the first time.
To find out more about the work of the IOC Athletes’ Commission, click here.