Champion Kiwi sailor becomes IOC member

10 July 2011

Champion New Zealand sailboarder, Barbara Kendall, has become a member of the International Olympic Committee.

Kendall, a former member of the IOC Athletes’ Commission, received full membership following a vote of members at the 123rd Session in Durban, South Africa.

Kendall won gold at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics, silver in Atlanta 1996 and a bronze medal at the Sydney 2000 Games.  She is a five-time Olympian.

She is a great friend of the Australian Olympic Committee.

Barbara has coached Australian athletes and is a presenter of the AOC’s Winning Attitudes program which mentors young athletes and prepares them for Olympic competition.

Mike Tancred
AOC - Durban