Luge legend Armin Zöggeler will stand for the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) Athletes' Commission, it has been confirmed.
The 43-year-old double Olympic champion is the nominee of the Italian National Olympic Committee (CONI).
Members of the Athletes' Commission from winter sports will be confirmed at February's Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang in South Korea.
Zöggeler is currently the sporting director of the Italian luge team.
His glittering sliding career includes the Olympic singles titles at both the Salt Lake City 2002 and Turin 2006 Games.
He also won silver at Nagano 1998 and bronze at Lillehammer 1994, Vancouver 2010 and Sochi 2014, making him the only winter athlete to have won medals at six consecutive Olympics.
The Italian also won six World Championship titles during his career, as well as four European gold medals.
He won the International Luge Federation's (FIL) World Cup title on 10 occasions.
Members of the Athletes' Commission are elected by their peers at Olympic Games.
The body serves as a link between athletes and the IOC.
American ice hockey player Angela Ruggiero is the current chair.