About the Canadian Olympic Committee
The Canadian Olympic Committee is this country's governing organization for all activity involving the summer and winter Olympic games and all of the International Olympic Committee's other activities, which include broad-based support for all sports. It is the official Canadian affiliate of the International Olympic Committee, maintains offices in Montr?, Ottawa, and Toronto and carries on extensive business between Olympic games as well as during the games themselves.
Canada's Dick Pound, of Montreal, Quebec, is a voting member of the IOC, is also President of the World Anti-Doping Association (WADA) and is an active participant in the COC. Former Olympian Charmaine Crooks, of North Vancouver, B.C., is a Member of the IOC Athletes' Commission.
As part of CADA's and IDSF's initiative to make DanceSport a medal programme sport in the summer Olympic games, CADA applied for and obtained full voting membership in the COC in April, 1997. Since then it has had the right to send a voting representative to the COC's Annual General Meetings and to participate in COC activities during the rest of the year.
CADA derives no financial benefit from COC membership at this time because only medal programme sports receive significant funding from the COC; but it is represented and is becoming more involved in the Olympic family in this country.
From 1997 to 2005, CADA's representative to the COC was Jim Fraser, of Vancouver, B.C., who was CADA President from 1997 to 2005. Mr. Fraser was elected as a personal member of the COC on March 24, 2005, just prior to retiring as CADA President. He also serves on two COC Committees, and was an Official at the 2001 World Games in Akita, Japan, in which DanceSport was a part of the Medal Programme.
- Canada DanceSport Officers
- Regional Associations
- International DanceSport Organizations
- DanceSport in the Olympics
- Is DanceSport a Sport?
- About the IDSF
- About the Canadian Olympic Committee
- Anti-Doping Information
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Visit the websites of CADA's Regional Associations:
- Dance Sport Quebec
- DanceSport Alberta
- DanceSport BC
- Ontario Amateur DanceSport Association
- DanceSport Atlantic Association
International DanceSport Federation
The Canadian Amateur DanceSport Association is the recognized Canadian Member of the IDSF. Visit the IDSF web site at http://www.idsf.net