Commissions named

Further to Wednesday’s Lane One column on the invisibility of IOC in the public debate about the future of the Games, especially in potential bid cities, you might ask: so what do IOC members do?

One of the things they do is sit on commissions. The IOC released its new commission assignments, trumpeting that women now occupy 42.7% of all positions on the 26 different groups.

There are 26 commissions? On what? Here is the full list, including working groups on Olympic Education, Athletes’ Entourage, Sport and Active Society, Sustainability and Legacy and five coordination commissions for future Olympic, Winter and Youth Olympic Games.

The three U.S. members of the IOC have the following assignments:

Anita DeFrantz: (5) Legal, Olympic Channel, Coordination Commission/Tokyo 2020, Women in Sport (Honorary appointment), Finance
Larry Probst: (1) Digital & Technology
Kikkan Randall: (2) Athletes, Women in Sport