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Mark Arbib wins spot on AOC board

Athletics Australia president Mark Arbib has been added to the Australian Olympic Committee board.
Mark Arbib wins spot on AOC board
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Former federal sports minister Mark Arbib has won a spot on the Australian Olympic Committee executive.

He fills the vacancy following the promotion of longtime Australian Winter Games chef de mission Ian Chesterman to AOC vice-president.

Arbib is also the president of Athletics Australia.

The other three contenders were Football Federation Australia board member Cheryl Bart, three-time Olympic hockey gold medallist Rechelle Hawkes and Equestrian Australia director Gillian Rolton.

AOC president John Coates welcomed Arbib's appointment.

"He knows us as a former minister for sport and will be a great help in Canberra," Coates said in a statement.

"Importantly, he understands the needs of athletes at both the elite and grassroots levels of sport."

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