Nominate your coach for an IOC Coaches Lifetime Achievement Award

29 | 10 | 2019

The time has come for you as Olympians to nominate the coach in your life for a prestigious IOC Coaches Lifetime Achievement Award.

The International Olympic Committee has launched the 3rd edition of its annual award, which honours outstanding coaches within the Olympic Movement, with winners to be announced at a special ceremony during the Lausanne 2020 Youth Olympic Games in January. 

As an Olympian, this award is the perfect opportunity for you to recognise the coach that has had a significant and lasting impact on your life. The prominent prize rewards coaches who have gone above and beyond to develop and nurture your career.

The coach you nominate can be active or retired in either an Olympic summer or winter sport; the only requirement is that they need to have coached in at least one edition of the Olympic Games.

Other qualities the panel will be looking for include the coach’s status as a role model, training methods and practices, a track record of looking after the well-being of Olympians and ways in which they have enriched their sport and the Olympic Movement in general.

Last year’s award was won by Katalin Rozsnyoi (Hungary) for her accomplishments with Hungary’s canoeists, and Andreas Schmid (Austria) for his leadership with the Great Britain Skeleton Team - the latter thanks to a nomination by WOA Treasurer and three-time Olympian Patrick Singleton OLY.

To nominate your coach, fill in the online form HERE explaining why your nominee should win this year’s IOC Coaches Lifetime Achievement Award before the 17 November 2019 deadline. 

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Read the General Rules and Regulations HERE.