Pan-Am Council Athletes Commission

Composition

The Athletes Commission (AC) will comprise a maximum of 8 and a minimum of 4 athletes, ensuring an appropriate skills mix and a balance in relation to gender, discipline, and geography. 

  • A minimum of one athlete from each discipline; 
  • A minimum of one female and one male.  Whenever possible, the AC shall be comprised of 50% female, and 50% male. 
  • A minimum of one athlete from each of North America, Central America, and South America
  • Up to 2 members who may be appointed at any time by the AC

Members of the first AC are to be elected at the Pan American Olympic Qualifier in Los Angeles Feb 25 2020.  Calls for nominations will be a minimum of two weeks prior to the event.  

  • Once athletes have been voted to the AC, an internal vote will be conducted for the Chair, who will be nominated to sit on the Pan American Council (PAC) Board with voting rights. 
  • Each member of the AC will be assigned to a PAC board member for guidance.
  • In the event of a member’s resignation or a member being unable to carry out their duties as a member of the AC that elected member will be replaced for the duration of the term. The AC Chair, in consultation with the AC, will choose a replacement from among other athletes not elected at the previous election.

Eligibility

To be eligible for election or appointment to the AC an athlete must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age;
  • Be a resident of any Pan-American country
  • Not have been sanctioned for a doping offence in their sporting career;
  • Be a participant in an IFSC or PAC event within the last 8 years;
  • Make sure they are available to attend (by Skype) a minimum of three meetings per year.

To be eligible to vote an athlete must:

  • Be at least 16 years of age
  • Be a resident of any Pan-American country
  • Not have been sanctioned for a doping offence in their sporting career;
  • Be actively competing in Pan-American Events 

TERM

The first AC will be for a term of two years. 

Terms of Reference (TOR)

An official TOR will be drafted by the first athletes commission and sent to the PAC Board for approval. 

Access the form for nominations here: https://forms.gle/HKNvnw6S9qiQSUeL6

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