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John Coates Steps Down from the AOC Presidency on 30 April 2022


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22 hours ago, Guilga said:

Wonder if Samaranch sees him as a inspiration, if you know what I mean...

Here before Coates decides to have a role in Brisbane 2032 organizing committee.

John Coates has been on the Organising Commitee from the beginning.  This was announced several months ago:

John Coates remains Lord of the Rings - 26 October 2021 - The Age newspaper

 

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2 hours ago, yoshi said:

I assume he's resigning so he can lead the Brisbane organising committee, at least at first? That or to begin preparing for the IOC presidency in 2025 (?)

If it is for lead Brisbane 2032, i would advise close attention to the commitee finances, just in case he decides to pull a Nuzman´s. If he´s going to the IOC crown... the IOC election race might become a bit sadder than some people expects. Instead of a new name, we might be getting Saramarch and Coates, with maybe some Coe?

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3 hours ago, yoshi said:

I assume he's resigning so he can lead the Brisbane organising committee, at least at first? That or to begin preparing for the IOC presidency in 2025 (?)

 

1 hour ago, Guilga said:

If it is for lead Brisbane 2032, i would advise close attention to the commitee finances, just in case he decides to pull a Nuzman´s. If he´s going to the IOC crown... the IOC election race might become a bit sadder than some people expects. Instead of a new name, we might be getting Saramarch and Coates, with maybe some Coe?

Actually, John Coates will not be the leader of the Brisbane 2032 Organising Committee.   He will however simply be a member of the Organising Committee, as he was a member of the Sydney 2000 Organising Committee, as part of the Team providing advice and guidance aa a serving member of the International Olympic Committee.

Andrew Liveris, was recently appointed the President of the Brisbane Organising Committee after a world-wide search.

Ex-Dow chief executive Liveris appointed Brisbane 2032 Organising Committee President - 10Apr2022 - Inside The Games 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I take it Coates will be the next IOC president if he wants it, it feels like he's been groomed for it in much the same way as how everyone knew Seb was gonna be IAAF president almost as soon as 2012 was done. Are there even any other possible candidates besides Coates, Samaranch and Coe? Unless Bach goes full Putin and changes the rules so he can stick around...

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The next IOC President will be female to create an impression of diversity.

Most likely also non-European. Hoevertz, Coventry are both in with Bach, so there you have to look.

The old men guard will let her have the limelight and take care of the real business behind the scenes.

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^Not only that, but Coates would be really old by the time of the next presidential election. The last four IOC presidents have been between 58-60 years old, at the time of their first election. That said, though, I don't see Coventry getting in. She'd be way too young for the "old men guard", especially if we're talking about the first female IOC president. Hoevertsz, OTOH, would be more age appropriate for them, at the typical age of 60 by the time 2025 comes around.

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23 hours ago, AustralianFan said:

 

Actually, John Coates will not be the leader of the Brisbane 2032 Organising Committee.   He will however simply be a member of the Organising Committee, as he was a member of the Sydney 2000 Organising Committee, as part of the Team providing advice and guidance aa a serving member of the International Olympic Committee.

Andrew Liveris, was recently appointed the President of the Brisbane Organising Committee after a world-wide search.

Ex-Dow chief executive Liveris appointed Brisbane 2032 Organising Committee President - 10Apr2022 - Inside The Games 

 

A couple of corrections:

1.   As John Coates did not become an IOC Member until 2001, his involvement as Senior Vice President on the Sydney 2000 Organising Committee was also in his role as President of the Australian Olympic Committee.

Source: Sydney Organising Committee for the Olympic Games - Olympedia.org

2.   John Coates is actually one of five vice-presidents on the Brisbane 2032 Board, along with Queensland Premier and Olympics Minister Annastacia Palaszczuk, Minister of Sport Richard Colbeck, Lord Mayor of Brisbane Adrian Schrinner, and Paralympics Australia President Jock O’Callaghan.

Source: Brisbane 2032 Board targets chief executive appointment after holding first meeting - 27 April 2022 - Inside The Games

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Ian Chesterman named as Australian Olympic Committee president

Ian Chesterman has been elected as the president of the Australian Olympic Committee, beating out Mark Stockwell to succeed John Coates, who has stepped down after 32 years in the role, AAP reports.

Chesterman won the vote of AOC delegates 67-26 at Saturday’s AGM in Sydney, which brought to an end Coates’ remarkable reign as president, a tenure which delivered two Olympic Games to Australia.

Chesterman, the AOC vice-president, was chef de mission of the Australian team at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and six Winter Olympics teams, and has been a member of the executive since 2001.

Coates, who will remain as vice-president of the International Olympic Committee until 2024, played a key role in delivering both the 2000 Olympics to Sydney and 2032 Games to Brisbane.

The Guardian

 

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Coates is the epitome of IOC corruption

Bribed corrupt IOC members to win Sydney 2000, rigged the system to win Brisbane 2032

Only NOC President in Western Democracies to be paid a salary by their NOC and what a salary it was to ($500,000 a year plus) and been reported today that he will become AOC Honorary Life President and will be paid $150,000 a year for the rest of his life

What a sick joke

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1 minute ago, Gonzo said:

Coates is the epitome of IOC corruption

Bribed corrupt IOC members to win Sydney 2000, rigged the system to win Brisbane 2032

Only NOC President in Western Democracies to be paid a salary by their NOC and what a salary it was to ($500,000 a year plus) and been reported today that he will become AOC Honorary Life President and will be paid $150,000 a year for the rest of his life

What a sick joke

The way he looked today, it might appear his health may be failing and he might not be around long anyway.

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32 minutes ago, Victorian said:

The way he looked today, it might appear his health may be failing and he might not be around long anyway.

Yes, I’ve not seen him using a mobility assistance device before.  But that may well be all it is with no and he does have a great mind.

Many people use mobility devices of various types either temporarily or long term and live for many more years.

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8 minutes ago, stryker said:

Good riddance. Both Coates and Bach should've been gone a long time ago. Both of them bear significant responsibility for the mess the IOC is in

You mean the most significant and important reforms the Olympic movement has seen in over 100 years.

The IOC is not in a mess at all, where did you get that idea?

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15 minutes ago, stryker said:

Good riddance. Both Coates and Bach should've been gone a long time ago. Both of them bear significant responsibility for the mess the IOC is in

3 minutes ago, AustralianFan said:

You mean the most significant and important reforms the Olympic movement has seen in over 100 years.

The IOC is not in a mess at all, where did you get that idea?

John Coates is still one of four IOC Vice Presidents.

Thomas Bach is still IOC President.

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1 hour ago, AustralianFan said:

You mean the most significant and important reforms the Olympic movement has seen in over 100 years.

The IOC is not in a mess at all, where did you get that idea?

They were both around when the Olympics got too big, Sochi and Rio, not to mention the IOC's horrible PR image. Those reforms don't outweigh the mess. If this was a business, both of them would've been given pink slips a long time ago. Coates and Bach are examples of failed leadership. Both of them bear full responsibility for Sochi, Rio, Beijing 2022, the list goes on.

Here's a lesson in leadership. The first of rule leadership: everything is your fault

 

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2 hours ago, AustralianFan said:

You mean the most significant and important reforms the Olympic movement has seen in over 100 years.

That’s hyperbole. More important than, just for one example, the scrapping of amateurism restrictions in the 1970s? Plus, these latest “reforms” are nothing but a bait and switch con trick, totally deceitful and dishonest. The good and laudable parts (host flexibility, sustainability etc) were long in place since 2013 (Agenda 2020) but were repackaged and re-announced in the “New Norm” to cover up the really disgraceful change - the removal of any transparency and open scrutiny from Olympic bids and the removal of power over host decisions from the wider IOC membership and into the hands of the EB.  

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