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Second Bond alumnus joins Australian Olympic Committee

Bond Law graduate and Paralympic gold medallist Annabelle Williams has become the second Bondie to join the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) after being named the Committee's new legal counsel in the lead up to the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

She will work alongside fellow Bond Law graduate, Fiona de Jong, who was appointed Secretary General (CEO) of the AOC last year after ten years as the Director of Sport for the organisation.

Ms Williams' new role as legal counsel within the AOC will see her apply her legal prowess across a broad spectrum from sponsorship and marketing deals, team agreements, potential appeals on athlete selection, anti-doping policies, and accommodation and service agreements for the upcoming Olympic Games in Brazil.

The multi-talented lawyer and sportswoman, who was born with a congenital limb deficiency leaving her without a  lower left arm, graduated with a double degree in law and international relations from Bond University in 2013.

She combined her studies with an elite swimming career after winning her first bronze medal in the 50m freestyle at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in her final year of high school.

Ms Williams went on to great success in the pool, notching up a long line of achievements including winning gold at the 2012 London Paralympics in the 4x100 metre medley relay, silver at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in the 50 metre freestyle in New Delhi and bronze at the 2008 Beijing Paralympics in the 100 metre butterfly.

In 2007, she was awarded the Bond University Sportsperson of the Year and was a finalist for the Australian Universities Sportsperson of the Year.

Bond University's Executive Dean of Law, Professor Nick James, said Ms Williams was to be congratulated on her many successes.

"The calibre of our alumni is second to none, and Annabelle's extraordinary achievements academically, athletically and in her legal career are an excellent demonstration of this," Professor James said.

"Annabelle is an exemplary role model for our current and future students, and we wish her the best of luck in her new role with the Australian Olympic Committee."

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