The International Olympic Committee has announced the appointment of World Curling Federation President Kate Caithness to the Olympic Programme Commission.
Speaking about the appointment WCF President Kate Caithness said: “it is a great honour to be appointed to the Olympic Programme Commission. I am fully aware of the degree of responsibility which the position holds and I pledge to actively work in the best interests of the Olympic Movement.”
The Olympic Programme Commission is responsible for reviewing and analysing the programme of sports, disciplines and events, as well as the number of athletes in each sport, for the Games of the Olympiad and the Olympic Winter Games.
The Commission is composed of International Olympic Committee members, along with representatives from National Olympic Committees, International Federations and athletes.
Kate Caithness, from Scotland, was elected President of the World Curling Federation in April 2010. She is the first female president of the WCF and the first female president of an Olympic Winter Sports Federation.
Full details of the composition of the IOC Commissions for 2011 can be seen here: www.olympic.org/Documents/Commissions_PDFfiles/All_Commissions/Commissions_2011_final.pdf