Dr. Jacques Rogge, International Olympic Committee (IOC) president, reappointed Academy President and CEO Dr. Thomas P. Rosandich to the IOC’s Culture and Olympic Education Commission for 2013.
He is currently the only American on an IOC Commission, serving on the Culture and Olympic Education Commission since 1999.
The Commission for Culture and Olympic Education advises the IOC on the promotion of culture and Olympic education and supports IOC programs and activities related to the education of youth through sport. Its role is to advise the IOC Executive Board on what policies the IOC and Olympic Movement should adopt in terms of the promotion of culture and Olympic education.
In 1997, Dr. Rosandich received the highest award of the IOC, The Olympic Order, which is “bestowed upon persons who have illustrated the Olympic ideal through his action, has achieved remarkable merit in the sporting world, or has rendered outstanding services to the Olympic cause.”