Todd Nicholson, is a five-time Paralympian and part of Canada’s 2006 Paralympic gold medal winning ice sledge hockey team. He was elected to the Athletes’ Council in March 2010 and was made its Chairperson in May 2013. The IPC Athletes’ Council is the collective voice of Paralympic athletes within the IPC and the greater Paralympic Movement. Its role is to provide feedback and advice and report to the IPC Governing Board on behalf and in the interest of the athletes in all IPC matters. As Chairperson, Nicholson, will be an ex oficio member of the IPC Governing Board with voting rights. He will also be put forward by the IPC to join the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Athletes' Commission.
Originally elected to the IPC Athletes’ Council at the Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games, Nicholson has been vice Chairperson since 2011. His first Paralympic Games were in Lillehammer, Norway in 1994 when Canada won ice sledge hockey Bronze. Four years later in Nagano, Japan, he added a silver medal to his collection. With a 4th place finish in Salt Lake 2002 and again in Vancouver 2010. Todd has a full collection of medals from world and international championships in a number of different sports from Wheelchair basketball, triathlon, duathlon, wheelchair tennis to name a few.