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The 25 members of the BOC Athletes' Commission for the Paris 2024 cycle have been defined

Voting has a record participation of 374 Olympic athletes, 66% of the total able to vote. In 2016 were 170 votes.

The 25 members of the BOC Athletes' Commission for the Paris 2024 cycle have been defined

After holding in October, the election for the most democratic president since its foundation, this Wednesday, the 11th, marked another historic plea for the Brazilian Olympic Committee (BOC) – COB (Comitê Olímpico do Brasil). The 25 new members of the BOC Athletes' Commission for the Paris 2024 cycle were defined at 5.00 p.m. (Brasília time). The athletes chose the following representatives: Diogo Silva (Taekwondo, 47 votes), the most voted; Poliana Okimoto (Water Sports, 46); Yane Marques (Modern Pentathlon , 39); Gustavo Guimarães (Water Sports, 39); Rodrigo Santana (Volleyball, 27); Eduarda Amorim (Handball, 26); Adriana Aparecida da Silva (Athletics, 26); Fabiano Peçanha (Athletics, 26); Beatriz Futuro (Rugby, 25); Thiagus Petrus (Handball, 24); Lucas Duque (Rugby, 22); Fernanda Ferreira (Rowing, 21); Iziane Marques (Basketball, 19); Francisco Barretto Júnior (Gymnastics, 19); Edson Bindilatti (Ice Sports, 19); Bárbara Seixas (Volleyball, 16); Juan Nogueira (Boxing, 16); Isabel Swan (Sailing, 15); Emerson Duarte (Sport Shooting, 13); Arthur Zanetti (Gymnastics, 13); and Ana Sátila (Canoeing, 11) are among those who competed in any of the last two Summer or Winter Olympic Games. Hortência de Fátima Marcari (Basketball, 121); Jefferson Sabino (Athletics, 51); Clodoaldo Lopes do Carmo (Athletics, 28); and Joana Cortez (Tennis, 25) are among the athletes who competed in the Game before London 2012.

The election broke voting record: a total of 374 athletes who competed in the London 2012, Sochi 2014, Rio 2016 and/or PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Games participated in the election, which corresponds to 66% of the total number of athletes-electors able to vote. The number is more than double the participation registered in 2016, when 170 athletes voted (just over 27% of the total).

"It is a pride to have accomplished and successfully concluded this process. It’s a long way that has been showing, how much, the Athletes' Commission has evolved in lately years. I was surprised with the number of candidates and the record number of voters participating. This shows that the athletes´ commitment, the work and the importance of the Commission are increasingly visible to the Olympic Movement in Brazil. I wonder the reelected members and the new members of (BOC of Athletes’ Committee), CACOB (Comissão de Atletas do Comitê Olímpico do Brasil), good job. I am quite sure the legacy of this Commission will be in good hands," said Tiago Camilo, the Athletes’ Commission and the Election Committee’s president.

"Increasing the athletes´ participation in sports management and in the Brazilian Olympic Committee has always been one of the most important directions to our administration. The record number of Olympic athletes choosing their representatives on the Commission, after a historic participation of the Commission in the electoral process of the Brazilian Olympic Committee itself, demonstrates that we are on the right way to value each of our athletes. Congratulations on the success of the CACOB’s election for the Paris 2024 cycle", said Paulo Wanderley Teixeira, Brazilian Olympic Committee’s president.

Gender equity among the elected

There was a cut to ensure gender equity among the elected, since the 10 most voted men and the 10 most voted women were chosen, in addition to the champion of votes, among the athletes who participated in the last editions of the Games, and the two most voted men and the two most voted women among the athletes who participated in the Games before 2012. There was also a maximum limit of two athletes for Confederation (Entidade Nacional de Administração do Deporte) among the athletes who participated in London 2012, Sochi 2014, Rio 2016 and/or PyeongChang 2018 and also two athletes per Confederation (ENAD) among the four who participated exclusively in Games before London 2012. As a result 16 Confederations will be represented in BOC of Athletes’ Committee: Athletics, Basketball, Boxing, Canoeing, Ice Sports, Gymnastics, Handball, Modern Pentathlon, Rowing, Rugby Sport Shooting, Sailing, Taekwondo, Tennis, Volleyball and Water Sports.


Creating in 2009, CACOB (BOC of Athletes’ Committes) had a historic participation in the BOC’s election in October. With the right to 12 votes - it was only one until 2017 - the athletes were essential in choosing the president, vice-president and members of the entity's administrative council. For the next cycle, 19 out of 25 members of the forth group of CACOB will have voting power.

The Athletes' Commission's main targets are to establish an environment for discussion and offer suggestions, recommendations or information on any issue related to the Olympic Movement; to represent the rights and interests of Olympic athletes; to encourage women's presence in sport; and to support the development of youth education through sport, among others.

CACOB has the responsibility to examine issues related to the Olympic Athletes; keep contact with other National and International Athlete´s Committees; present suggestions on questions related to doping control; nominate election of the IOC’s (International Olympic Committee) Athletes; besides preparing the Athletes´ Commission’s annual report and disclosing its deliberations and the actions already in process to the entire sports community.

Check the voting results below:

Athletes who have participated in one or more of the two editions of the Winter Olympic Games (2014 and 2018) or Summer (2012 and 2016), immediately before the election, female ones:

(In bold, the elected)

- Poliana Okimoto Cintra (Water Sports) – 46 votes

- Yane Márcia Campos da Fonseca Marques (Modern Pentathlon) – 39

- Eduarda Amorim Taleska (Handball) – 26

- Adriana Aparecida da Silva (Athletics) – 26

- Beatriz Futuro Mühlbauer (Rugby) – 25

- Fabiana de Almeida Murer (Athletics) – 22*

- Fernanda Nunes Leal Ferreira (Rowing) – 21

- Iziane Castro Marques (Basketball) – 19

- Bárbara Seixas de Freitas (Volleyball) – 16

- Isabel Marques Swan (Sailing) – 15

- Lucianne Barroncas Maia (Water Sports) – 12*

- Ana Sátila Vieira Vargas (Canoeing) – 11

- Jade Fernandes Barbosa (Gymnastics) – 10

- Cisiane Dutra Lopes (Athletics) – 9

- Jaqueline Mourão (Cycling) – 9

- Aline da Silva Ramos (Wrestling) – 9

- Sarah Gabrielle Cabral de Menezes (Judo) – 9

- Luísa Nunes Porto Borges (Water Sports) – 8

- Janice Gil Teixeira (Shooting Sports) – 6

- Jaqueline Antonia Ferreira (Weightlifting) – 4

- Natália Azevedo Gaudio (Gymnastics) – 4

- Pâmella Nascimento de Oliveira (Triathlon) – 3

- Lígia Santos da Silva (Table tennis) – 3

- Ana Luiza Ferrão Souza Lima (Shooting Sports) – 3

- Alexandra Priscila do Nascimento Martinez (Handball) – 2

- Joselane Rodrigues dos Santos (Ice Sports) – 2

- Kelly Santos Müller (Basketball) – 2

- Silvia Helena Araújo Pinheiro Pitombeira (Handball) – 2

- Tamires Morena de Araújo Frossard (Handball) – 1

- Vanessa Cozzi de Castro (Rowing) – 1

Athletes who have participated in one or more of the two editions of the Winter Olympic Games (2014 and 2018) or Summer (2012 and 2016), immediately before the election, male ones:

(In bold, the elected)

- Diogo André Silvestre da Silva (Taekwondo) – 47 votes

- Gustavo de Freitas Guimarães (Water Sports) – 39

- Thiago Machado Vilela Pereira (Water Sports) – 34*

- Rodrigo Santana (Volleyball) – 27

- Fabiano Peçanha (Athletics) – 26

- Thiagus Petrus Gonçalves dos Santos (Handball) – 24

- Lucas Rodrigues Duque (Rugby) – 22

- Jonathan Riekmann (Athletics) – 22*

- Francisco Carlos Barretto Junior (Gymnastics) – 19

- Edson Luques Bindilatti (Ice Sports) – 19

- Juan Goncalves Nogueira (Boxing) – 16

- Arthur Nabarrete Zanetti (Gymnastics) - 13

- Emerson Duarte ( Shooting Sports) – 13

- Gilvan Bitencourt Ribeiro (Canoeing) - 11

- Bruno Prada (Sailing) – 10

- Ruy Leme da Fonseca Filho (Equestrian) – 9

- Bruno da Silveira Mendonca (Hockey) – 8

- Gideoni Rodrigues Monteiro (Cycling) – 3

- Murilo Antonio Fischer (Cycling) – 2

- Roberto Maehler (Canoeing) – 0

*Thiago Machado Vilela Pereira (Water Sports), Jonathan Riekmann (Athletics), Fabiana de Almeida Murer (Athletics) and Lucianne Barroncas Maia (Water Sports) were not elected because of the limit of two athletes per Sports (Sport stands for the set of sporting modalities administered by the same National Entity of Administration of Sport affiliated to the BOC)

Exclusively, Athletes who have participated in Olympic Games before the Winter Olympic Games (2014 and 2018) or Summer (2012 and 2016):

(In bold, the elected)

- Hortência de Fátima Marcari (Basketball) – 121 votes

- Jefferson Dias Sabino (Athletics) – 51

- Clodoaldo Lopes do Carmo (Athletics) – 28

- Eduardo Aquiles Fischer (Water Sports) – 27**

- Joana Amorim Cortez dos Santos (Tennis) – 25

- Franco José Vieira Neto (Volleyball) – 25

- Ricardo Prado (Water Sports) – 17

- Juraci Moreira Junior (Triathlon) – 13

- Adalberto Pereira da Silva Nascimento (Handball) – 10

- Carlos Eduardo Carvalho (Water Sports) - 9

- Paulo Rogério Moratore (Handball) – 4

- Tonny Magalhães Azevedo (Cycling) – 3

**Eduardo Aquiles Fischer was not elected, as two male athletes received more votes than he did. Joana Amorim Cortez dos Santos, the second most voted woman, was elected to retrain gender equity.

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