Cody has been a tireless advocate for the Paralympic Movement and in particular for an increased participation of women in Paralympic sport at all levels.
The United States Olympic Foundation (USOF) recognised International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Governing Board Member Ann Cody’s contribution to the Paralympic Movement, by honouring her with the Georg M Steinbrenner III Sport Leadership Award on Friday (14 December) at the annual USOF Luncheon and Awards Ceremony in New York, USA.
The award is presented annually by the USOF to honour outstanding members of the Olympic and Paralympic family who have contributed to sport through management, sport organisation endeavours or the enhancement of competitive opportunities, and who have displayed qualities of leadership, ethical conduct and dedicated responsibility during a longstanding commitment to sport. Pat Summitt, the most successful basketball coach in NCAA history, also received the award.
Cody has been a tireless advocate for the Paralympic Movement and in particular for an increased participation of women in Paralympic sport at all levels. She is a member of the International Olympic Committee 2018 Evaluation Commission and the USOC's Paralympic Advisory Committee. Cody is a Paralympic gold medallist in track & field and competed on three US teams at Paralympic Games (basketball, 1984; track & field, 1988, 1992).