Great Britain senior team member Eric Boateng has expressed his delight and pride in taking up his new role on the Athletes' Commission of The British Olympic Association (BOA).
The Londoner was announced as one of four new additions following an election.
He has been handed the prestigious position alongside four other first time representatives in the form of short track speed skater Jon Eley, badminton player Nathan Robertson and curler Claire Hamilton.
The quartet will serve alongside sailor Sarah Gosling and javelin thrower Goldie Sayers, after they were both re-elected to the post.
The Athletes' Commission is an advisory group which was formed to capture the opinions and interests of all Team GB competitors, in order to ensure this central and fundamentally important voice of athletes is at the heart of everything the BOA does.
"I'm honoured to stand as a representative on the Athletes' Commission for the next four years and work on finding the best solutions and platforms for our athletes to succeed," Boateng told gbbasketball.com
"It helps that a member from the basketball programme is part of the mix of sports that are represented on the Commission.
"I'm looking forward to helping the best I can," added the 29-year-old, who is currently playing in France with Mulhouse.
The Commission is made up of a mixture of current and former athletes from both summer and winter sports, who have all competed at an Olympic Games during the past 12 years.
"This is a real honour for Eric," declared GB Basketball National Teams' Director, Warwick Cann.
"Eric has always been committed to the GB men's programme.
"He is a great team-mate and now I am sure he will do a great job for all athletes in this prestigious role."