Nomination process now open for Athlete Commission elections

Following the postponement of elections last year we are now looking for nominations for the World Curling Federation Athlete Commission.

The Commission is made up as follows:

  • Two female athletes from the World Women’s Championships or Olympic Games
  • Two male athletes from the World Men’s Championships or Olympic Games
  • One athlete from the World Mixed Doubles Championships or Olympic Games
  • One athlete from the World Wheelchair Championships or Paralympic Games
  • One athlete at-large position is available to be filled through appointment after discussions between the current Commission members and the Board if there are deficiencies in skill sets or regional composition that both mutually feel should be balanced. This roll will be filled only with members who have ran for the athletes’ commission and were unsuccessful in filling one of the other six roles

 The Election in 2021 will be for the following positions

  • Two Male Athlete representatives will be open for election currently Nolan Thiessen (Canada) and David Murdoch (Scotland)
    • One athlete will be elected on a two year term (term ending 2023)
    • One athlete will be elected on a four year term (term ending 2025)
  • One Mixed Doubles Athlete representative will be open for election currently Kim Forge (Australia)
    • One athlete will be elected on a two year term (term ending 2023)
  • One Wheelchair Athlete representative will be open for election currently Patrick McDonald (United States)
    • One athlete will be elected on a four year term (term ending 2025)

The remaining two positions will be up for election in 2023

  • Two Female Athlete representatives will be open for election currently Jill Officer (CAN) and Anna Kubeskova (CZE)
    • One athlete will be elected on a two year term (term ending 2025)
    • One athlete will be elected on a four year term (term ending 2027)

The Athlete Commission supports the athlete voice and the World Curling Federation’s mission by reporting directly to the board through a non-voting position filled by the Athlete Commission Chair. The Athlete Commission also has members who sit on the Competition and Rules Commission and Nominating Committee.

If you are interested in standing for election for one of these vacancies then please submit your nomination in the form of a statement as to why you are seeking election to the Commission in no more than 500 words.

Your submission must be supported by the Member Association that you competed for. Please make sure you are clear as to your Member Association and which of the positions you are seeking to fill.

To be eligible to be nominated you must have represented your World Curling Federation Member Association in a World Curling Federation World “A” Championship, Olympic or Paralympic Games in the prior five years in any of the four medal disciplines of Curling at the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Women’s, Men’s, Mixed Doubles and Wheelchair). Additionally you must also have never received a sanction for violation of the Olympic Movement Code on Prevention of Manipulation of Competitions or violation of the World Anti-Doping Code.

For your nomination to be considered please ensure it is sent to [email protected]  by 17:00 British Summer Time (BST) 22 October 2021.

Elections will be held electronically in November 2021 with the new Commission taking up its role as soon as possible thereafter.

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Perth, Scotland

8 October 2021
Athlete Commission
Elections