The British Olympic Association has announced that two-time Olympic snowboarder Aimee Fuller is one of the six Olympians who has been elected by their fellow athletes to serve on the BOA Athletes’ Commission. Fuller is now one of 13 athletes on the commission, and the first snowsport athlete ever to be elected. She will serve a four year term from 2019 to 2022.
“It’s a huge honour to be elected by my fellow team members to the Athletes’ Commission. Being able to represent Team GB at two Winter Olympics and watch my sport progress and be embraced by the Olympic community has been really special” said Fuller. She continued, “I am really excited to join the Commission and work with the BOA to support the development of the team’s values and philosophy as well as supporting my fellow athletes and the next generation as they progress and compete on the Olympic stage.”
Aimee Fuller is joined by other Team GB athletes from all kinds of sporting disciplines. There were 6 new faces being added to the commission out of a possible 21 athletes, with a number of other athletes stepping down from their commitments.
“I was personally delighted at the strength of all candidates who stood for election and I am proud that we have so many Olympians who are willing to stand up and carry the voice of their fellow athletes,” said BOA Athletes’ Commission Chair Ben Hawes.
“The BOA Athletes’ Commission is in place to ensure that athletes’ interests continue to be at the heart of everything the BOA does. The six new members will be a fantastic addition to our group and I look forward to working with them as we build towards Tokyo 2020, Beijing 2022 and beyond.
“I would also like to say a huge thank you to the five members who are stepping down from our Commission at the end of the year. Their time and dedication has been hugely beneficial to the British Olympic Association and the wider athlete community.”