GRANDFIELD, who has three times competed in the Tornado World Championship, will represent ISAF and the sport of sailing as the International Athletes' Forum brings together representatives from International Sporting Federations, Continental Associations of National Olympic Committes and the IOC Athletes' Commission. Earlier in the year, New Zealands' 1992 windsurfing Olympic champion, Barbara KENDALL, was accepted onto the Athletes' Commission by the IOC Executive Board. Former ISAF President, Peter TALLBERG (FIN), is also an honorary member of the Athletes' Commission.
The Forum will be preceded by a meeting of the Athletes' Commission in Lausanne on 10 June.
The first International Athletes' Forum was held back in October of 2002, also in Lausanne, and resulted in recoomendations on the three following topics:
Further details of the Forum's 2002 recommendations can be found on the IOC Website.
This year the Forum will set up Working Groups to discuss: