• Home
  • News
  • Evelyn Halls appointed Chef de Mission Buenos Aires 2018 YOG

Evelyn Halls appointed Chef de Mission Buenos Aires 2018 YOG

31 January 2018

BUENOS AIRES 2018: The Australian Olympic Committee has announced dual Olympian Evelyn Halls will take over the role of Chef de Mission for the Youth Olympic Games to be held in Buenos Aires in October 2018.

The appointment has been made following the withdrawal of triple Olympian Kim Brennan from the role as she is expecting her first child later this year.
A gold medallist at the Rio Olympics in 2016 in single sculls, Brennan reluctantly made the decision but will remain actively involved to ensure a smooth handover.

AOC President John Coates AC says our Youth Olympic team is fortunate to have such an able replacement in Evelyn Halls who has competed in two Olympics as a fencer (Sydney 2000 & Athens 2004), is President of the Australian Fencing Federation and has pursued a successful professional career in corporate law and dispute resolution.

“There’s no question that Evelyn has outstanding credentials to guide our team in Buenos Aires and we are very grateful that she has accepted this role. She has shown exceptional leadership in the sport of fencing and in her profession.

“The AOC acknowledges the contribution that Kim has made and we understand it was a very difficult decision as she is a passionate Olympian. However, our congratulations to Kim and husband Scott on their wonderful news.

In accepting the appointment today, Ms Halls said she looked forward to contributing to the development of Australia’s next generation of Olympians.

“The Youth Olympic Games is an important event for our young athletes, providing them with the great benefits of an Olympic experience at an early stage in their careers. I’m excited to have the opportunity to contribute to the competitive and personal development of our athletes in the role of Chef de Mission."

The Youth Olympic Games will be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina from October 6‐18, 2018.

Strath Gordon
olympics.com.au

Related News

Cate Campbell channels career lows into advice for Youth Olympians

Cate Campbell channels career lows into advice for Youth Olympians

14 November 2018

If there is one athlete who has experienced the absolute highs of sporting success juxtaposed to the crushing lows of not meeting your personal expectations, it’s three-time Olympic swimmer Cate Campbell.

Aussie Gems book spot in 2019 FIBA U19 World Cup

Aussie Gems book spot in 2019 FIBA U19 World Cup

2 November 2018

The Australian Gems have bounced back from a surprising loss at the FIBA Under-18 Asian Championships, defeating New Zealand 82-66 in the Semi-Final qualifier to officially book their place at the 2019 FIBA Under-19 World Cup.

Youth Olympians take out NSW Local Sports Star Awards

Youth Olympians take out NSW Local Sports Star Awards

31 October 2018

After a whirlwind campaign in Argentina, the Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games Team has returned home to claim even more accolades, taking out three awards and two nominations at the 14th annual Local Sports Star awards.

Related Games

(incomplete)

Related Olympians

Evelyn Halls
Evelyn Halls

Evelyn Halls