Alumnus new ICAS President

6 December 2010

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Congratulations to Mr John Coates AC (LLB 1973) on his appointment as President of the International Council of Arbitration for Sport (ICAS) from 2011.

Mr Coates has been a member of ICAS since the creation of the Council in 1994 and a Vice President since 1995.

He is President of the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC), a member of the Executive Board of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and a Council member of the International Rowing Federation (FISA).

Mr Coates is also heavily involved in future Olympic preparations as a member of the IOC's Coordination Commissions for the 2012 London Olympic Games and the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

Mr Coates will start his new position as ICAS President on 1 January 2011.

The task of the ICAS is to facilitate the settlement of sports-related disputes through arbitration or mediation conducted by independent arbitrators/mediators.

Among its duties, the ICAS looks after the administration and finances of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) and monitors the application of the Code of Sports-related Arbitration (CAS procedural rules).

The ICAS is composed of 20 international lawyers coming from the sports movement or from the arbitration world.

Contact: Greg Sherington

Phone: +61 2 9351 0202

Email: 3030543645023c33211c58223237170d1e2327382a3077040018635a0a