Eligible candidates revealed for UIPM Athletes and Coaches Committees
MONACO: April 2, 2021 – Twenty-two prominent members of the global UIPM Sports community have been confirmed as eligible candidates to sit on the UIPM Athletes Committee and UIPM Coaches Committee for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games cycle.
Elections will take place in Cairo (EGY) during the UIPM 2021 Pentathlon and Laser Run World Championships in June 2021 – where athletes and coaches will have the opportunity to vote for members of their applicable committees.
Twelve athletes and 10 coaches from across the six continental confederations have been confirmed as eligible to stand for election to serve from 2021 to 2024.
The Athletes Committee elections will be split into two rounds.
In the first round, one athlete representing each of the six confederations (Africa, Asia, Europe, NORCECA, Oceania and South America) will be elected. Their names will then be removed from the second (worldwide) ballot, where a seventh UIPM Athletes Committee member will be elected from the remaining names.
The Coaches Committee election will be more straight-forward – one representative will be elected from each continent in a single ballot.
UIPM Athletes Committee: eligible candidates
UIPM Coaches Committee: eligible candidates
UIPM President Dr Klaus Schormann said: “We are very much looking forward to the elections for the UIPM Athletes and Coaches Committees in June 2021 and I would urge every athlete and coach from our community to attend the elections in Cairo and cast their vote.
“Along with the UIPM Technical Committee, our athletes and coaches have an important responsibility to represent their peers in these important decision-making forums during the next cycle of the Olympic Summer Games Paris 2024.”
UIPM Secretary General Shiny Fang added: “We had a very positive response to the call for candidates in 2020, and we are delighted now to be in a position to present the eligible candidates after the unforeseen delays of the past 12 months.
“The candidates truly represent the diversity of our global community, and we all look forward to working with the candidates who are successful in the forthcoming elections in shaping our sport in the years to come.”