Inbee Park for the IOC Athletes' Commission

She is now aiming for one of four places on the Olympic Committee's Athletes' Commission. Voting will take place this summer during the Paris 2024 Games

by Andrea Gussoni
Inbee Park for the IOC Athletes' Commission
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Inbee Park, 35, has been retired from the fairways since the summer of 2022, following her last appearance at the AIG Women’s British Open. She is now aiming for one of four places on the Olympic Committee's Athletes' Commission.

Voting will take place this summer during the Paris 2024 Games.

Inbee Park, results

Park is an Olympics regular, having won gold in Rio in 2016, marking golf's return to the Olympic fold after a 112-year absence. Among the 32 candidates to join the IOC Athletes' Commission, she figures prominently.

Voting will take place at the Olympic Village in Paris during the Games, where four athletes from four different sports will be elected by their peers for an eight-year term. Mother of a little girl since April 2023, Park retired after the AIG Women's British Open in August 2022, played in Muirfield (Scotland) and won by South African Ashleigh Buhai.

Inbee Park is one of the most successful players in the history of women's golf, with seven Grand Slam victories to her name, including three in 2013 (Kraft Nabisco, Women's PGA Championship and US Women's Open). She was also ranked world No.

1 between April 2013 and July 2018, and has been in the Golf Hall of Fame since 2016, with 21 victories on the LPGA Tour. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is a non-governmental organization based in Lausanne, Switzerland, established in 1894 by Pierre de Coubertin and Demetrios Vikelas.

It is responsible for organizing the modern Olympic Games, including the Summer, Winter, and Youth editions. The IOC serves as the governing body for the National Olympic Committees (NOCs) worldwide and oversees the Olympic Movement, which encompasses all entities and individuals involved in the Olympic Games.

As of 2020, there were 206 NOCs officially recognized by the IOC, with Thomas Bach serving as its president. The mission of the IOC includes promoting Olympism worldwide and leading the Olympic Movement. Key objectives of the IOC's mission are: Promoting ethics and good governance in sport.
Supporting youth education through sport.
Ensuring fair play and avoiding violence in sports.
Organizing, developing, and coordinating sports and competitions.
Regularly celebrating the Olympic Games.
Cooperating with organizations and authorities to promote sport for humanity and peace.
Strengthening the unity, independence, and autonomy of the Olympic Movement.
Supporting elected athlete representatives and promoting equality between men and women in sports.
Protecting clean athletes and combating doping and competition manipulation.
Supporting athlete medical care and health.
Opposing political or commercial abuse of sport.
Supporting the social and professional future of athletes.
Promoting sport for all and environmental sustainability in sports.
Ensuring a positive legacy from the Olympic Games for host cities, regions, and countries.
Supporting initiatives integrating sport with culture and education.
Promoting Olympic education through institutions like the International Olympic Academy.
Advocating for safe sport and protecting athletes from harassment and abuse.

These objectives guide the IOC's actions and initiatives to fulfill its mission of promoting Olympism and advancing the Olympic Movement worldwide.