A three-time Big Ten Conference champion while attending Michigan State University, Australian Kevan Gosper made his Olympic debut at the Melbourne 1956 Olympic Games, helping Australia win the silver medal in the 4×400-meter relay.
Gosper also competed in the Rome 1960 Olympic Games, then began a career as a businessman.
He became a member of the International Olympic Committee in 1977 and served for 36 years, including two terms as vice president. He held several leadership positions in Australia, including a 20-year stretch as President of the Oceania National Olympic Committees
In 2009, Gosper received the inaugural Olive Branch Achievement Award, presented to an individual who best represents the international ideals of the Olympic Movement by working to build a peaceful and better world through sport