MESSAGE FROM THE ONOC ATHLETES' COMMISSION CHAIR

Karo Lelai

“We are now afloat! Connected by the Pacific Ocean, the world’s largest ocean we call home, our Warriors of Oceania finally have a ‘home’ in the virtual world - one where we all may meet and one where the world may come to us in order to learn and know about us!”

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Agenda 2020

Recommendation 18

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Agenda 2020+5

Recommendation 3, 4 & 5

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Strengthen support to athletes

1. The IOC to put the athletes’ experience at the heart of the Olympic Games.

2. The IOC to further invest in supporting athletes on and off the field of play.

Athletes at the centre of the Olympic Games.

Voices of the Athletes

Stay Healthy

Play True

Play Safe

Go Green

Be a Leader

The VOA has made significant impact, one of the early ones being on a ‘Go Green’ environmental messaging and work targeting pollution and single-use plastic in the Pacific islands with PNG ultimately winning an IOC Sustainability Award in 2012.

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ONOC Athletes'
Forum

The ONOC Athletes’ Forum is an annual event that hears from athlete representatives. Its recommendations are implemented by the ONOC Athletes' Commission.

14 Recommendations

Beyond target
On target
Progressing

01

Responsibility

Adoption of the Olympic Movement’s Declaration of Athletes’ Rights and Responsibilities.

02

Participation

Athletes registration on Athlete365.

03

Participation

Athletes registration for Athletes’ Forum.

04

Capacity building

Oceania athletes in Athlete365 Business Accelerator online course.

05

Representation

Athletes as IOC Sustainability Ambassadors.

06

Capacity building

Familiarisation with Olympic Solidarity grants to improve NOC work to maximise benefits.

07

Advocacy

IOC and Olympic Solidarity to increase financial resources for Continental and National Athletes’ Commissions.

08

Outreach

NOC ACs to create National Olympians Associations.

09

Outreach

Utilise ONOC Annual Grants.

10

Using Voice

Participation in strategic planning activities.

11

Using Voice

Voting in athlete representative elections.

12

Using Voice

Supporting Voices of the Athletes.

13

Governance

NOC Athletes’ Commissions Terms of References.

14

Responsibility

Personal responsibility to represent IOC Excellence for Life.

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ONOC Athletes' Commission

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IOC Athletes' Commission

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ANOC Athletes' Commission

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