Tan To Chair Athletes’ Commission

Tan To Chair Athletes’ Commission

Belgian badminton player, Yuhan Tan, is the new Chair of the BWF Athletes’ Commission.

The 28-year-old has been selected by fellow Commission members to lead the players’ representative body and will replace outgoing Commission Chair Emma Mason on the BWF Council.

Tan, who competed in the London 2012 Olympic Games, has already been a member of the Athletes’ Commission for two years and will have Koen Ridder of the Netherlands, who was elected to the Commission last month, as his Vice Chair.

In his new duties as Chair, Tan will be a full voting member of the BWF Council and has the responsibility to advise Council on matters relevant to athletes. He is halfway through his four-year term on the Commission and will serve two years as Chair until his term ends in 2017.

Other members of the BWF Athletes Commission are: Tang Yuanting (China); Hans-Kristian Vittinghus (Denmark); Greysia Polii (Indonesia) and Shintaro Ikeda (Japan). Pedro Yang (Guatemala) is a member of the IOC Athletes’ Commission and therefore an ex-officio member of the BWF Athletes’ Commission.

The Commission was established in 2008 to represent the views of athletes within the BWF Council.