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Mar 07 Nominations Now Being Accepted for USOC Athlete Advisory Council Representative

Nov. 18, 2008, 2:39 p.m. (ET)

As required by a decision of the United States Olympic Committee Athlete Advisory Council (AAC), USA Judo will conduct elections for the position of USOC AAC representative, which will in turn sit on the USA Judo Board of Directors for a period of four years.
 
Athletes who meet the criteria as set forth in section 12.2 and 11.1A of the USA Judo Bylaws (see below), must submit their names to the USA Judo National Office no later than Friday, November 28, 2008 by 5:00pm Mountain Time.  All nominations are to be submitted to the attention of Ms. Alyssa Johnson via fax, 719.866.4733, or email, johnsona@usajudo.us.   
 
As per USOC AAC decision, athletes nominated will not have to submit the 10 signatures as stated in section 12.3 of the USA Judo Bylaws.  Nominations for this position should include the name of the athlete and their qualification that meets the criteria set forth in section 12.2 and 11.1A of the bylaws.
 
If you have any questions, please contact Alyssa Johnson at 719.866.4730 or johnsona@usajudo.us.   

USA Judo Bylaws
  
Section 11.1. Elite Athletes
 
For purposes of electing the Athlete Directors to the USA Judo Board of Directors and electing the USA Judo representative to the USOC Athletes' Advisory Council, the following individuals are defined as Elite Athletes:
 
a.      Persons who have represented the United States as athletes in the Olympic Games, the Pan American Games, World Championships or at an Operation Gold event (or the current USOC equivalent designated for that year) in the sport of judo within the ten (10) year period prior to December 31 of the year in which the election is held;

 
 
Section 12.2. Qualifications
 
Those individuals who have represented the United States as athletes in the Olympic Games, the Pan American Games, World Championship[s or at an Operation Gold event (or the current USOC-equivalent designated for that year) in the sport of judo within the 10 year period prior to December 31 of the year in which the election is held shall be eligible to run for election to the USOC Athletes' Advisory Council.  Additionally, in order to be eligible to run for election, an individual shall be a citizen of the United States and 18 years of age or older by December 31 of the year in which the election is held.

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