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Ladner rower named to COC Athletes’ Commission

Two-time Olympian elected to volunteer position and replace Tsawwassen's Mark Pearson
Maxwell Lattimer
Ladner rower Maxwell Lattimer and (front) has been elected to the Canadian Olympic Committee Athletes’ Commission.

One Delta Olympian has been replaced by another on the Canadian Olympic Committee Athletes’ Commission.

Ladner rower Maxwell Lattimer is among six COC members that will serve on the volunteer commission until the 2024 Olympic Summer Games in Paris.

He is joined by re-elected returnees Inaki Gomez (athletics), Rosie McLennan (gymnastics-trampoline) and Martha McCabe (swimming), along with two other new members, Quinn (soccer) and Jacqueline Simoneau (artistic swimming).

Rounding out the commission are Rosalind Groenewoud (freestyle skiing), Philippe Marquis (freestyle skiing), Lucas Makowsky (speed skating), Jasmine Mian (wrestling), Joseph Polossifakis (fencing) and Diana Matheson (soccer).

The three outgoing members includes Tsawwassen field hockey player and three-time Olympian Mark Pearson.

Lattimer, 28, represented Canada at the 2016 Games in Rio and the 2020 Games in Tokyo.

The Commission represents the voice of Canadian Olympic athletes to the Canadian Olympic Committee Board of Directors, Sport Canada, the International Olympic Committee, international sport federations and all other domestic sport organizations.

The members also present Canadian athletes’ perspectives on athlete rights, policy decision-making, the development of the sport system, sport funding strategies and other matters concerning athletes’ interests.

“Athletes are at the centre of all we do at the COC. We are extremely fortunate to have such strong and engaged athlete leadership in our Athletes Commission and represented at the Board table. We are a better organization because of it,” said Tricia Smith, four-time Olympian and President of the COC. 

There are currently two non-voting members of the Commission who are invited to join because they represent the voice of athletes internationally. They are Hayley Wickenheiser, who sits on the IOC Athletes’ Commission, and Melissa Humana-Paredes who is the president of the Pan American Sport Organization Athletes’ Commission.

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