The Timor Leste NOC has elected its first-ever Athletes' Commission ©OCA

The Timor Leste National Olympic Committee (CONTL) has inaugurated its first Athletes' Commission for the 2021-2025 term.

On October 23, a General Assembly was held in Dili, with a Board of Directors elected for the four-year term.

Cyclist Francelina Marques Cabral was appointed as chair of the Commission, weightlifter Martinho de Araujo was appointed as vice-chair and athlete Mariana Dias Ximenes was appointed secretary.

The Commission, which is the first time the CONTL has ever established an Athletes' Commission, has 13 members in total.

The CONTL elected a chair, vice-chair and secretary of the Athletes' Commission ©OCA
The CONTL elected a chair, vice-chair and secretary of the Athletes' Commission ©OCA

The other 10 members are Imelda Felicyta Xemenes Belo, Jose Joao da Silva Viegas, Aguida Fatima Amaral, Juventina Napoleao, Augusto Ramos Soares, Felisberto de Deus, Victor Ramos, Calisto da Costa, Nelia Martins and Gil Trindade da Conceicao.

Under Article 27 of the CONTL and in accordance with the National Athlete Commission, CONTL vice-president Mateus da Cruz de Carvalho and secretary general Laurentino Guterres inaugurated the Athletes' Commission.

"We are looking forward to continuing our cooperation with you for the development of sport and the Olympic Movement in Timor Leste and around the globe," the NOC vice president wrote in a letter to Olympic Council of Asia director general Husain Al Musallam.