Singapore, June 2, 2020: The Singapore National Olympic Council has congratulated its Vice President, Dr Benedict Tan, on his appointment to the Medical and Scientific Commission of the International Olympic Committee.
The Commission advises the IOC Session, the IOC Executive Board and the IOC President on athletes’ health, the promotion of health and physical activity and the protection of clean athletes in support of Agenda 2020. It is chaired by IOC Member Dr Ugur Erdener.
Dr Tan said: "I am deeply honoured and humbled to be appointed to this esteemed group. The IOC Medical and Scientific Commission is committed to conducting a wide range of activities aimed at protecting athletes' health and this is aligned to my daily work as a sports physician.
“As chair of World Sailing's Medical Commission I have been working with my IOC counterparts on injury surveillance and interventions to reduce sailing injuries, enhancing medical support at the Games, water quality, heat injuries and a number of other issues.
“With this new role the scope expands to include all the other Olympic sports. I hope to continue to enhance the sports medicine and sports science support to our athletes in Singapore as well to enable them to realise their full potential."
Dr Tan will also lead the Team Singapore contingent at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games next year as the Chef de Mission.
Source: Singapore NOC