24 Jun 2010

IOC recognises work of NZ sports administrator

2:54 pm on 24 June 2010

The International Olympic Committee has honoured New Zealand sports administrator Susie Simcock for her contribution to the promotion of women in sport.

Simcock was awarded the IOC trophy for the Oceania region in a ceremony in Lausanne.

She was the first woman to be elected President of the World Squash Federation and the first to be elected as a council member of the General Association of International Sports Federations.

Sh's also Chairperson of the Women and Sport Committee for the New Zealand National Olympic Committee.

Simcock led the mergers between women's and men's federations in international squash and New Zealand golf, ensuring gender balance at executive level.

She was made a New Zealand Olympic Order Holder in 2008 and was a New Zealand Olympic Committee Board Member for 12 years, stepping down last year.