Claudia Bokel

Claudia Bokel , Member of the IOC Executive Board, IOC Athletes' Commission Chair and Chair of the IOC ACP Steering Committee


Claudia Bokel is an Olympic athlete in fencing (épée). She was elected to serve on the IOC Athletes Commission in 2008 during the Summer Games in Beijing and elected as Chairperson of the IOC Athletes Commission in 2012 during the Summer Games in London.

Her accomplishments in sport include: silver medallist at the Olympic Games in 2004 (team); competed at the Olympic Games in 1996 and 2000 (individual and team); gold medallist at the World Championships in 2001 (individual); overall winner at the World Cup in 1998 (individual and team) and in 2001 (team); gold medallist at the Junior World Championships in 1992 and 1993 (individual); gold medallist at the European Championships in 2006 (individual).

She is also a leader in the field of sport, participating in many capacities including: Chairwoman of the European Olympic Committees (EOC) Athletes' Commission; member of the National Olympic Committee of Germany (DOSB) Athletes' Commission (Chairwoman 2006–2007); member of the EOC Executive Board; mentor at the Elite Sports School in Bonn, Germany; Board member of the National Anti-Doping Agency/NADA (2002–2006); Athletes' Representative at the German Fencing Federation (2000–2006); member of the "Dual Career" Working Group of the German Sports Aid Foundation (2004–2006); member of WADA Athlete Committee.

Claudia Bokel has has a Master of Science (2008) degree in chemistry from Radboud University, Nijmegen (The Netherlands). She has been a research assistant at the IOC-accredited doping laboratory in Cologne/Institute for Biochemistry of the German Sports University in Cologne (2002) and a Co-moderator for Eurosport (2002) before working for four years as a strategy consultant at a chemical company, which she stopped to dedicate her time to the work of the IOC Athletes' Commission.