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John Coates elected Vice-President of the IOC

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AOC President John Coates speaks during the Australian Olympic Committee Annual General Meeting at the Foundation Hall of the Museum of Contemporary Art on May 04, 2019 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Hanna Lassen/Getty Images)

AOC President John Coates has been elected Vice-President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) at Friday’s IOC Session held on-line.

Mr Coates is one of two new Vice-Presidents elected by IOC Members, along with IOC Member in Singapore Ng Ser Miang. Mr Coates was previously Vice-President from 2013 to 2017.

Mr Coates four-year term as Vice-President sees him returned to the IOC Executive Board, which consists of the IOC President, four Vice-Presidents and ten other elected members.

He is also Chair of the IOC Legal Affairs Commission and Chair of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games Coordination Commission.

For Mr Ng, who is Chair of the key IOC Finance Commission, it’s also his second term as a Vice-President.

Mr Coates says he is grateful for the opportunity to continue his service to the IOC in the role of Vice-President along with his other responsibilities.

“This is a very important time for the Olympic movement globally. In this time of both challenges and great opportunities, I’m delighted to be supporting IOC President Thomas Bach in strengthening the Olympic movement globally through this period,” Mr Coates concluded.

Mr Coates Vice-Presidency will coincide with his final four years as an IOC Member.