Kevan Gosper

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Kevan Gosper (Richard Kevan Gosper; born 19 December 1933) is a former Australian athlete who mainly competed in the 400 metres. He was formerly a Vice President of the International Olympic Committee.

1956 Summer Olympics

He competed for Australia in the 1956 Summer Olympics held in Melbourne, Australia where he won the silver medal in the 4 x 400 metre relay with his team mates Graham Gipson, Leon Gregory and David Lean.

International Olympic Committee

He was nominated to the International Olympic Committee in 1977; was a Vice President of the Sydney Organising Committee for the Olympic Games (SOCOG). He is Chief of the IOC Press Commission, Deputy Chairman of the IOC Co-ordination Commission for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. Chairman of Olympic Games Knowledge Services and President of the Oceania National Olympic Committees. He was Inaugural Chairman of the Australian Institute of Sport 1980-85, and President of the Australian Olympic Committee 1985-1990 and continues to serve on its Executive Board.

From 1980 to 1993 Kevan was Chairman and Chief Executive of Shell Australia in Melbourne, and later Head of Shell Asia Pacific operations out of London. The other positions he has held include being Chief Commissioner of the City of Melbourne and Chairman of the National Australia Day Council. He is a Director of a number of Australian companies including Crown Casino Limited, Visy Industries and Lion Nathan.

He was honoured with an Australian Sports Medal in 2000 for...
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