COC AC welcomes AthletesCAN Board Member Cynthia Appiah to Athletes’ Commission

Cynthia Appiah

TORONTO – The Canadian Olympic Committee Athletes’ Commission (COC AC) is pleased to welcome two new appointed members who will join 12 other Olympians on the volunteer commission.

  • Cynthia Appiah (Bobsleigh)
  • Rachel Nicol (Swimming)

Appiah and Nicol have been appointed for a one-year term, renewable for up to four years. Joseph Polossifakis (Fencing) was re-appointed for this third one-year term.

“I’m extremely excited to be appointed to the COC Athletes’ Commission. The COC AC has done such amazing work in championing the voices of Canada’s Olympians and I am more than honoured to now be a part of this team. The Commission’s vision and values mirror closely to the work that I have done so far in the athlete advocacy world and I look forward to doing my part in continuing to amplify the voice of Canadian Olympians with the COC AC.”

Cynthia Appiah

The COC Athletes’ Commission represents athletes on the COC Board of Directors. The COC AC’s priorities for 2024 include athlete connection, sport system and culture, partnerships and financial opportunity, sustainability and Games planning. The members also present and advocate for Canadian Olympic athletes’ perspectives at the COC, and work closely with their elected athlete representative peers at the Canadian Paralympic Committee and AthletesCAN to be strong advocates for athletes and the athlete voice within the Canadian sport system.