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2 August 2010: The International Golf Federation (IGF) is pleased to announce the appointment of Antony B Scanlon as its Executive Director.  Scanlon, an Australian based in Lausanne, will take up his duties on 1 November 2010.
Scanlon joins the IGF from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) where he has worked since 2004 as Head of Olympic Games Coordination, Operations and Services.  He has rich experience in delivering Olympic infrastructure and has worked on Olympic Games since 1998, including roles with the organising committees for the Sydney (2000), Salt Lake City (2002) and Athens (2004) Games before joining the IOC full time.
In his current role, Scanlon holds key liaison responsibilities with organising committees for both the summer and winter Games, including the Rio Organising Committee for 2016.  He has a close understanding of the requirements for developing and managing Olympic venues and, throughout the period of his tenure, he has forged strong working relationships across the entire Olympic family. 
"Antony Scanlon has a wealth of Olympic experience; his skills and contacts will provide the IGF with a strong foundation upon which to build golf as an Olympic sport", said Peter Dawson, Joint Secretary of the International Golf Federation, "We are truly fortunate to have found an executive of Antony's calibre."
Passionate about sport, having played rugby league and semi-professional cricket in Australia, he is an avid golfer, having been introduced to the game at the age of six by his uncle who is a professional golfer in Australia.  He currently plays to a handicap of 12.


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About the International Golf Federation                                                             
The IGF was founded in 1958 to encourage the international development of the game and to employ golf as a vehicle to foster friendship and sportsmanship. Recognized by the International Olympic Committee as the official international federation for golf, the IGF is comprised of 123 Federations from 118 countries.

The IGF created the IGF Olympic Golf Committee to drive its effort for the sport's inclusion in the 2016 Games. Organisations represented on the committee are The R&A; European Tour; USGA; PGA of America; PGA TOUR; LPGA; the Masters Tournament; The Asian Tour; Australian Ladies Professional Golf Tour; Canadian Professional Golf Tour; Japan Golf Tour Organisation; The Ladies Professional Golfers Association of Japan; Korea Ladies Professional Golf Association; Korean Professional Golf Association; Ladies European Tour; Ladies Asian Golf Tour Ltd; PGA Tour of Australasia; The Sunshine Tour and The Tour de las Americas.


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