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2012 Athlete Advisory Council (AAC) Election
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Voting for the Athlete Advisory Council (AAC) Representatives is now complete. The term shall commence on January 1, 2013.
AAC representatives are up for election by those athletes eligible to
vote under the Bylaws. The AAC representatives also serve as members of
the Board of Directors. These positions are for a four-year term of
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AAC Athlete Members, as defined by the AAC By-laws at the time of the
election, shall select one male and one female who shall be the USOC
representative and the alternate to the USOC AAC to a four-year term.
The AAC Representative and the Alternate AAC Representative must
alternate between male and female. This year, the AAC Representative
must be female and the Alternate AAC Representative must be male.
Please click here for a complete listing of athletes eligible to vote for the AAC Representatives.
“AAC Athlete Members”
1. Athlete Advisory Council (“AAC”) of the United States Olympic Committee (“USOC”) athlete members shall consist of those individuals who meet the definition of “athlete” as that term is defined by the AAC in its By-laws (“AAC Athlete Members”). [USRowing By-law 18(b)]
2. AAC Representatives shall be nominated in accordance with Section 18(b) and elected to serve in the December immediately following the Summer Olympic Games in 2008 and every fourth (4th) year thereafter by vote of the AAC Athlete Members then eligible to vote. Only AAC Athlete Members shall be eligible to vote for the AAC Representatives. The term of office for the Representatives described in this section shall commence with the first AAC meeting of the quadrennium. No AAC Athlete Member who is an employee of the USOC or the Association shall be eligible for election as an AAC Representative. [USRowing By-law 48(d)]
Athlete Advisory Council By-laws – AAC Requirements
1. An athlete must have represented the United States in Olympic, Paralympic, Pan American or other Operation Gold designated competition within the preceding ten years as measured from the first AAC meeting of the quadrennium (typically held in January) to be a member of the AAC.
- For USRowing purposes, the Operation Gold designated competition is only those events at the World Rowing Senior Championships that are also contested at the Olympic Games (i.e. M1x, M2x, M4x, M2-, M4-, M8+, LM4-, LM2x, LW2x, W1x, W2x, W4x, W2-, W8+).
- The 10-year measure will constitute athletes representing the United States from 2003-2012.
2. An athlete may only represent a NGB as the primary representative for two terms.
3. Athletes cannot be paid employees of the USOC or NGB and simultaneously serve on the AAC.
4. The representative and alternate must be of the opposite sexes in a sport in which men’s and women’s teams are represented by a single NGB.
- At present time, Tyler Winklevoss serves as the AAC Athlete Representative and Mary Whipple serves as the AAC Alternate Athlete Representative.
- In the upcoming 2012 elections, the AAC Athlete Representative must be female and the AAC Alternate Athlete Representative must be male.
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