Christopher Cohen CBE

CHRISTOPHER COHEN CBE

SENIOR CONTRIBUTOR

Born: 12th August 1951 in Derby, England.

Education: University of Birmingham, School of Education 1969 to 1972.

Honours:

  • Commander of the British Empire (CBE), awarded in 2010 for Services to Sport.
  • Gold Medal of the French Ministry of Sport and Youth awarded in 2002.

Career: Teacher of Physical Education; 1972 to 2005.

Sports Career:

  • Athlete in Triple Jump to national level.
  • Coach in long jump and high jump to international level.
  • National Technical Official from 1975 to present day.
  • Chairman of Athletics, International Paralympic Committee 1990 to 2008.
  • Member of IPC Sports Management Committee, 1992 to 2008 (Vice Chairman 2005 to 2008)
  • Member of UK Athletics Council 2000 to 2010.
  • Member of UK Athletics Technical Advisory Group, 2000 to present day.
  • Chairman of Education Committee, UK Athletics, 2000 to 2012.
  • Honorary Secretary, English Schools Athletic Association, 2013 to 2020.
  • International Technical Official, European Athletics from 2003 to present day.
  • International Technical Official, IAAF / World Athletics from 2007 to present day.
  • Athletics Manager, London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics
  • Head of Competition, London 2017 IAAF & World Para Championships.
  • Competition Manager, World Indoor Championships, Birmingham 2018
  • Competition Director, London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics
  • Competition Director, World Athletics Championships and World Para Athletics Championships 2017
  • Competition Director, World Indoor Championships, Birmingham 2018
  • Competition Director, European Indoor Championships Glasgow 2019
  • Competition Manager & Competition Director, World Athletics Championships, Doha 2019
  • Competition Consultant & Competition Director, Tokyo Olympics 2021
  • Lecturer for IAAF Level 1 and Level 2 courses in Europe
  • Course designer & Lecturer for European Athletics Technical Delegates course 2018.
  • Member of World Athletics Working Group on technical regulations 2019 - 2021
  • Technical Delegate at six Paralympic Games and five World Para Athletics Championships.
  • Technical Delegate at European Athletics Championships 2014, Zurich.
  • Technical Delegate at IAAF World Under-20 Championships 2016, Bydgoszcz, Poland.
  • Technical Delegate at European Under -18 Championships 2018, Gyor, Hungary
  • Technical Delegate at European Under-20 Championships 2019, Bollas, Sweden.
  • Technical Delegate at IAAF World Championships 2022, Eugene, USA
  • Technical Delegate at Olympic Games, Paris 2024.