ILP Alumni Pengilly appointed to IOC's Coordination Commission for Pyeongchang 2018Subscribe
UK Sport 11 August 2011
Adam Pengilly, a graduate from this year’s UK Sport International Leadership Programme (ILP), has been appointed to the IOC’s Coordination Commission for the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang.
Pyeongchang was awarded the 2018 Olympic Winter Games last month in Durban. Pengilly will join a strong, multinational team, who will be responsible for assisting and guiding the Pyeongchang Organising Committee during the period leading up to the Olympic Winter Games, as well as monitoring the progress of preparations. Pengilly, a competing skeleton athlete, is a serving IOC Member having been elected by his fellow Olympic Athletes to the IOC Athletes Commission during the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver.
He said: “I was obviously delighted to be asked and am very much looking forward to it. Over the last 18 months, the experience I have gained through my involvement at LOCOG, as well as the skills and learnings I have developed through UK Sports' International Leadership Programme, will be very beneficial for my work with the 2018 Coordination Commission."
Simon Morton, Director of Major Events and International Relations at UK Sport said of Adam’s appointment: “I am delighted that Adam has been appointed to the IOC’s Coordination Commission for Pyeongchang 2018.
"Adam has continued to add to his international responsibilities and the appointment is testament to the work he has been doing for the IOC since his appointment to the IOC Athletes Commission. I am sure he will excel in this new role and this appointment only adds further strength to our ILP and its alumni.”
The members of the Commission, personally appointed by the IOC President Jacques Rogge, represent the many stakeholders of the Olympic Movement, including the athletes, the National Olympic Committees, and International Federations, and act as a link between them, the Organising Committee and other Olympic stakeholders, ensuring the coordination necessary to help deliver successful Olympic Games.
Pengilly, who competed in the men’s skeleton event in both Turin 2006 and Vancouver 2010, will bring a strong athlete’s perspective to the commission along with fellow IOC Athlete’s Commission member Angela Ruggiero.