The BTF is therefore pleased to announce the creation of an Athlete Ambassadors group to engage with and represent boxers in the build-up to the Games. This group will provide athlete input and feedback to the Boxing Task Force to promote the athlete voice and representation in boxing for Tokyo 2020.
Athlete Ambassadors will engage with the athletes face-to-face at competition sites and forums, as well as through digital channels including Athlete365, on issues that are most prevalent within the boxing community.
The primary roles of the Athlete Ambassadors will be to:
The Athlete Ambassadors will be boxers – one man and one woman from each of the five regions, providing gender equality and global representation. No more than one athlete from each country will be appointed to the group. The 10 will be selected from among nominations received from National Olympic Committees (NOCs) and National Federations (NFs) by 30 September 2019 with the final selection being chosen and publicly confirmed by 30 October 2019.
To be a candidate, you must be jointly nominated by your NOC, your NOC Athletes’ Commission (AC) representative and your NF. Please note that the NOC, NOC AC and NF may only propose a maximum of one male and/or one female candidate.
The BTF will select the 10 Athlete Ambassadors by 30 October 2019 from among the group of nominated candidates, based on the outlined criteria. All nominated athletes will be subject to a full background check by the IOC Ethics and Compliance office.
To nominate a candidate, both the Endorsement form and the online nomination form must be completed. Should you have any questions in connection with this, visit our FAQ page or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The criteria for nominating a candidate is as follows: