Full name: Phillip Walter "Phil" Coles
Height: 5-8.5 (175 cm)
Weight: 150 lbs (68 kg)
Born: July 20, 1931 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Affiliations: ?, New South Wales, (AUS)
Phil Coles was a flatwater canoeist who competed at three Olympic Games, from 1960-68. He won 25 national canoe championships and was a national surf lifesaving champion five times. Coles captained the first Australian surf lifeguard team to compete in California in 1965.
In sports administration Coles was a member of the Executive Board of the Australian Olympic Committee since 1973, being secretary-general from 1985-93 and then Director of International Relations from 1993-99. He was vice president and director of the Sydney Organising Committee for the Olympic Games (SOCOG) from 1993-99. He was also a founding member of the Oceania National Olympic Committees (ONOC). Coles was a board member of the Australian Sports Drug Agency from 1996-98, and was a member of the Australian Sports Commission from 1984-87 and 1989-91.
Coles has made a member of the IOC in 1982 and has been on numerous Commissions, including\: Radio and Television; Joint Mass Media; Olympic Solidarity; Study and Evaluation for the Preparation of the Winter Olympic Games; Sport for All; New Sources of Financing; Marketing; Working Group on the Olympic Programme; and the Olympic Programme Commission. He served on the IOC until he turned 80 and then was made an Honorary Member. Coles was made a Member of the Order of Australia in 1983 “In recognition of service to sport,” and was inducted into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame in 1993.
|1960 Summer||29||Roma||Canoeing||Men's Kayak Singles, 1,000 metres||Australia||AUS||4 h1 r3/4|
|1960 Summer||29||Roma||Canoeing||Men's Kayak Relay 4 × 500 metres||Australia||AUS||3 h3 r3/4|
|1964 Summer||33||Tokyo||Canoeing||Men's Kayak Fours, 1,000 metres||Australia||AUS||9|
|1968 Summer||37||Ciudad de México||Canoeing||Men's Kayak Fours, 1,000 metres||Australia||AUS||4 h2 r3/4|
|1960 Summer||29||Roma||Canoeing||Australia||Semi-Finals||Heat One||4||4:08.05|
|1960 Summer||29||Roma||Canoeing||Australia||Round One||Heat Two||2||Q||4:06.27|
|1964 Summer||33||Tokyo||Canoeing||Australia||AUS||Final Round||1964-10-22|
|1964 Summer||33||Tokyo||Canoeing||Australia||AUS||Semi-Finals||Heat One||1964-10-21|
|1964 Summer||33||Tokyo||Canoeing||Australia||AUS||Repêchage||Heat Two||1964-10-20|
|1964 Summer||33||Tokyo||Canoeing||Australia||AUS||Round One||Heat Two||1964-10-20|
|1968 Summer||37||Ciudad de México||Canoeing||Australia||AUS||Semi-Finals||Heat Two||1968-10-24|
|1968 Summer||37||Ciudad de México||Canoeing||Australia||AUS||Repêchage||Heat One||1968-10-23|
|1968 Summer||37||Ciudad de México||Canoeing||Australia||AUS||Round One||Heat One||1968-10-22|
|1960 Summer||29||Roma||Canoeing||Australia||AUS||Semi-Finals||Heat Three||1960-08-27||2:03.39|
|1960 Summer||29||Roma||Canoeing||Australia||AUS||Repêchage||Heat One||1960-08-26||2:06.55|
|1960 Summer||29||Roma||Canoeing||Australia||AUS||Round One||Heat Three||1960-08-26||2:13.67|