Gold medalist Roche to challenge IOC VP Coates in elections

USA TODAY | on Mon, Mar 20, 2:02 AM

AP 2:02 a.m. ET March 20, 2017 SYDNEY (AP) — International Olympic Committee vice president John Coates will have his leadership of Australia's Olympic movement challenged for the first time in decades after 1996 field hockey gold medalist Danni Roche got backing to run against him in May elections.Nobody has run against Coates, the head of the IOC's Coordination Commission for the Tokyo 2020 Games, since he was elected as president of the Australian Olympic Committee in 1990.The 46-year-old ...

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