Alistair Brownlee member of the IOC Athletes Commission

The double Olympic champion Alistair Brownlee  has just been appointed, along with Allyson Felix, Oluseyi Smith and Masomah Ali Zada, to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Athletes' Commission to help represent the voice of athletes within the Olympic Movement.

One of them, the cyclist Masomah Ali Zada, Born in Afghanistan, he is the first refugee athlete on any IOC commission.

The four athletes were appointed by IOC President Thomas Bach in consultation with IOC AC President Emma Terho and in accordance with IOC AC regulations, which aim to ensure a balance between genders, regions and sports within of the Commission. Each can serve a term of up to eight years.

With these additions, the IOC AC will be made up of 14 women and 9 men.

"Itt is an honor to be appointed to the IOC Athletes' Commission. I am a product of the Olympic movement; Seeing the first Olympic triathlon in Sydney inspired me to dream and work hard to achieve those dreams.

It will be a privilege to represent the athletes of the Olympic movement and play a small role in helping to make the dreams of more young people come true.”, Alistair said after his appointment.

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