Coates re-elected as ICAS president

John Coates has been re-elected unopposed as president of the International Council of Arbitration for Sport (ICAS).

The Australian will serve a further three-year term, until December 2022. Coates has been a member of ICAS since its creation in 1994 and has held the position of president since 2010.

Coates became the third president of the organisation, succeeding Italy’s Mino Auletta, who served from 2007 to 2010.

Coates is also a senior member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and serves as president of the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC).

Michael Lenard and Tjasa Andrée-Prosenc were also re-elected as ICAS vice-presidents during the council’s meeting in Lausanne, Switzerland yesterday (Tuesday). Elsewhere, Ivo Eusebio has been named as president of the organisation’s anti-doping division.

ICAS oversees the administration and finances of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) and is composed of 20 international judges, professors or lawyers.