— Published 4 October 2021

The athletes have chosen their representatives

The Athletes’ Commission of the Association of European Olympic Committees (EOC) has undergone a change of personnel. The 6th Athletes’ Assembly of the body, held on Saturday, October 2nd, in Dubrovnik, Croatia, was marked by the election of a new class. Its members were elected for the 2021-2023/2025 period. More than 70 athletes and representatives of the European National Olympic Committees attended the meeting. They elected eight members of the Athletes’ Commission, six for summer sports and two for winter sports. For the summer sports, the elected members were France’s Gwladys Epangue (taekwondo, 35 votes), Croatia’s Blanka Vlasic (athletics, 35 votes), Great Britain’s Alistair Brownlee (triathlon, 29 votes), Slovakia’s Alexandra Longova (archery, 23 votes), Estonia’s Gerd Kanter (athletics, 21 votes), and Greece’s Pavlos Kagialis (sailing, 20 votes). For winter, the two athlete representatives on the Commission will now be Russia’s Jonathan Guerreiro (figure skating, 31 votes), and Hungary’s Viktor Knoch (short track, 11 votes). At the end of their first meeting, the new members of the EOC Athletes’ Commission re-elected Gerd Kanter as President for another two-year term and Jonathan Guerreiro as Vice-President. Alexandra Longova was appointed secretary.