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Phil Coles

Full name: Phillip Walter "Phil" Coles
Gender: Male
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)
Country: AUS Australia
Sport: Canoeing

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Biography

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.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1960 Summer 29 Roma Canoeing Men's Kayak Singles, 1,000 metres Australia AUS 4 h1r3/4
1960 Summer 29 Roma Canoeing Men's Kayak Relay 4 × 500 metres Australia AUS 3 h3r3/4
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 h2r3/4

Men's Kayak Singles, 1,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
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 QU 4:06.27

Men's Kayak Fours, 1,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Date T
1964 Summer 33 Tokyo Canoeing Australia AUS Final Round 1964-10-22 3:21.69
1964 Summer 33 Tokyo Canoeing Australia AUS Semi-Finals Heat One 1964-10-21 3:29.97
1964 Summer 33 Tokyo Canoeing Australia AUS Repêchage Heat Two 1964-10-20 3:22.75
1964 Summer 33 Tokyo Canoeing Australia AUS Round One Heat Two 1964-10-20 3:21.20
1968 Summer 37 Ciudad de México Canoeing Australia AUS Semi-Finals Heat Two 1968-10-24 3:24.79
1968 Summer 37 Ciudad de México Canoeing Australia AUS Repêchage Heat One 1968-10-23 3:31.79
1968 Summer 37 Ciudad de México Canoeing Australia AUS Round One Heat One 1968-10-22 3:27.30

Men's Kayak Relay 4 × 500 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Date T IT
1960 Summer 29 Roma Canoeing Australia AUS Semi-Finals Heat Three 1960-08-27 8:09.02 2:03.39
1960 Summer 29 Roma Canoeing Australia AUS Repêchage Heat One 1960-08-26 8:13.22 2:06.55
1960 Summer 29 Roma Canoeing Australia AUS Round One Heat Three 1960-08-26 8:17.52 2:13.67
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