Fiji’s Dr Mitchell re-elected into International Olympic Committee board
23 July, 2021, 3:30 pm
Fiji-based Oceania National Olympic Committees (ONOC) president Dr Robin Mitchell has been re-elected into the executive board of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for another four-year term.
He his new term is from 2021 to 2024, ONOC noted in a statement issued today.
The election was part of the second day of the IOC Meeting currently being held in Tokyo, Japan, ahead of the opening of the XXXII Olympiad, the 32nd Summer Olympics.
ONOC provided some details of note on Dr Mitchell’s leadership positions he holds to date:
- Acting President of the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC), the umbrella organisation responsible for protecting and advancing the interests of the world’s National Olympic Committees (NOCs), and for supporting their mission to promote the Olympic Values worldwide. Over the last 35 years, the number of NOCs recognised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and represented by ANOC has risen to 206;
- Chair of the Olympic Solidarity Commission and oversees the Olympic Solidarity Programme responsible for the disbursement of revenue generated by the sales of broadcasting rights of Summer and Winter Olympic Games, which are channelled back into 206 NOCs throughout the world, with a focus on those from developing countries;
- Life Member of the Fiji Association of Sport and National Olympic Committee (FASANOC) and represented his country Fiji in Athletics (110m hurdles) and Hockey. A medical doctor by profession and served in Team Fiji’s outings in this capacity before moving to undertake sport administration duties.
Dr Mitchell is a medical doctor by profession, and served in Team Fiji’s outings in this capacity before moving to undertake sport administration duties.
He is married to Dr Rosemary Mitchell and they have four children – Letila, Johanna, Sylvia and Robin Jnr.