Close to 200 biathletes have elected the following biathletes to serve on the IBU Athletes’ Committee (AC) for a four-year term:
Clare Egan (USA)
Ingrid Landmark Tandrevold (NOR)
Sebastian Samuelsson (SWE)
Johannes Kuehn (GER)
A total of 11 candidates (eight women and three men) stood for election, which was conducted via a digital voting system on 8-11 March. The voting was open to all athletes who have participated in World Cup events this season in trimester one or two, or in the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022. To ensure gender balance, the two male and two female candidates with the highest number of votes were elected.
IBU President Olle Dahlin said:
“On behalf of the IBU, I congratulate Clare, Ingrid, Sebastian and Johannes on their elections to the IBU Athletes’ Committee and commend all the candidates for their passion and commitment to supporting the development of our sport. The IBU Athletes’ Committee is critical in ensuring that the voice of the athletes is heard and that the decisions the IBU takes are in the best interests of the athletes. We look forward to welcoming the chair to the Executive Board and have no doubt they will bring great insight and experience to our discussions.”
After a successful vetting of the AC members by the Biathlon Integrity Unit, the four elected athletes will select the Chair of the Committee. The IBU AC Chair also serves as a full voting member of the IBU Executive Board since 2018 as the federation looked to enhance the voice of athletes in the sport’s governance.