Outstanding Belarusian tennis player Max Mirnyi has been nominated as a candidate for the Athletes’ Commission of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
The decision to approve Max’s candidature was taken by the IOC Executive Board meeting in Lausanne today. The election of new 30 members to the IOC Athletes’ Commission will take place during the 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo.
Belarus nominated aerialist Dmitry Dashchinsky as a candidate to the IOC Athletes’ Commission in the past.
The IOC Athletes’ Commission represents athletes’ interests at Olympic Games, serves as a link between athletes and the IOC. Its mission is ensure that the athletes’ viewpoint remains at the heart of the Olympic Movement decisions. The commission also participates in the evaluation of the candidate cities seeking to host the Olympic Games, monitor their organization and participate in the evaluation of the Olympic sports program.
Max Mirnyi is an honored master of sports (2001), a member of the athletes’ commission of the NOC Belarus. Holder of the Order of Fatherland Third Class.
Mixed doubles winner, together with Victoria Azarenka, Summer Olympic Games in London 2012.
World No. 1 in doubles (June 2003)
Winner of Grand Slam men’s doubles (US Open in 2000 and in 2002, Roland Garros in 2005-2006, 2011-2012), and mixed doubles (US Open in 1998, Wimbledon in 1998 with Serena Williams, US Open 2007 with Victoria Azarenka, US Open 2013 with Andrea Hlavackova).