John Coates wins re-election to sports arbitration council

LAUSANNE, Switzerland -- Australian Olympic official John Coates has been re-elected president of the International Council of Arbitration for Sport.

Coates, a Sydney-based lawyer, will serve a second term from 2015-18. He became the third ICAS president in 2010, after Senegal's Judge Keba Mbaye from 1994-2007 and Italy's Mino Auletta from 2007-10.

Coates is president of the Australian Olympic Committee and a vice president of the International Olympic Committee.

Elected as ICAS vice presidents were Michael Lenard of the United States and Tjasa Andree-Prosenc of Slovenia.

ICAS is composed of 20 international lawyers. It manages the Court of Arbitration for Sport, the highest appeals body in international sports, and sets up special CAS panels at the Olympics and other major events.