May 29, 2019
Australian John Coates has been re-elected President of the International Council of Arbitration for Sport (ICAS) to serve a further three-year term.
The 69-year-old lawyer, a senior member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and President of the Australian Olympic Committee, has been head of the ICAS since 2010.
Coates, re-elected in 2015, was confirmed as ICAS President at the body's meeting in Lausanne today.
It comes less than a week after his membership of the IOC, which had been due to expire when he reached the age limit of 70 next year, was extended until 2024.
Coates, a member of ICAS since the creation of the Council in 1994, is considered a key ally of IOC President Thomas Bach and chairs the Legal Affairs Commission and the Coordination Commission for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo.