International Olympic Committee
In 2012, Kirsty was elected to the International Olympic Committee's Athletes' Commission, a tremendous honor with a enormous responsibility. She will serve as a Member for eight years.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is the supreme authority of the Olympic Movement. Essentially, the IOC acts as a catalyst for collaboration between all parties of the Olympic family. This includes the National Olympic Committees (NOCs), the International Sports Federations (IFs), the Athletes, the Organising Committees for the Olympic Games (OCOGs), the TOP partners, broadcast partners and United Nations agencies.
As a member of the IOC, Kirsty sits on the following Commissions:
Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa
As the most successful Olympian in African history, Kirsty is an important ambassador for ANOCA. She sits on the ANOCA Athletes Commission to help ensure the athlete is always at the forefront of the Olympic Movement.
Further information about the Olympic Committees in Africa follow the link: List of African National Olympic Committees.
Zimbabwe Olympic Committee
Affectionately known as Zimbabwe's 'National Treasure' and 'Golden Girl', Kirsty is a role model and hugely inspirational figure for many young people across Africa and the world of sport, her membership on various Committees is playing a key part in the furthering of the global Olympic movement and the development of sport in general. As part of her efforts to develop and support athletes in Zimbabwe, Kirsty sits on the board of the Zimbabwe Olympic Committee.
In each country, the mission of the National Olympic Committees (NOCs) is to develop, promote and protect the Olympic Movement in their respective countries. The Zimbabwe Olympic Committee has 30 National Sports Associations affiliated to it on a voluntary basis.
The NOCs promote the fundamental principles of the Olympics at a national level within the framework of sports. They also participate in the training of sports administrators by organizing educational programs. The NOC is the only authority able to select and send teams and competitors for participation in the Olympic Games. Follow the Zimbabwe Olympic Committee on their facebook page.
World Anti-Doping Agency
The World Anti-Doping Agency was founded with the aim of bringing consistency to anti-doping policies and regulations within sporting organizations and governments across the world. Kirsty is one of the 38 members through her representation as an IOC member.
WADA Athletes Committee: The Athletes Committee is a representative body of past and present athletes from around the world. As a member of this committee, Kirsty's responsibilities include education and athlete outreach programs. If you have any information that may be relevant in supporting clean athletes, please contact Kirsty or feel free to reach out to another member in your area: WADA Athlete's Committee.