Nomination for Lifetime Achievement Awards open to 17 November
Lausanne (RWH) For the third time this winter, the IOC Coaches Lifetime Achievement Awards will honour the distinguished coaches of the previous year. The Award Ceremony will be held during the Youth Olympic Winter Games 2020 in Lausanne (SUI), as the International Olympic Committee IOC announced in a press release.
Olympic athletes as well as IOC Members, IOC Athletes’ Entourage Commission members, Summer and Winter International Federations, National Olympic Committees and Continental Associations are invited to nominate candidates until 17 November. The nominees can be active or retired, and a coach in either an Olympic summer or winter sport. The only requirement is that they need to have coached in at least one edition of the Olympic Games.
The IOC Coaches Lifetime Achievement Awards, given every year to one female and one male coach, is an initiative of the IOC Athletes' Entourage Commission to recognise the important role coaches play in supporting athletes on the road to their sporting dreams.
In 2018, Skeleton coach Andi Schmid from Austria was chosen among 98 nominees from 38 countries and awarded the IOC Coaches Lifetime Achievement Award. Andi Schmid had his most successful time as coach with British Skeleton from 2001 to 2018. His athletes medalled at each five consecutive Olympic Winter Games since 2002 as well as at World- and European Championships. With him as coach, Great Britain became one of the leading nations in the sport of Skeleton. ©RWH2019