Commission: n. a group of humans with the legal authority to rule and/or change (rules and/or laws) in a subset(s)

There are basically permanent commissions and temporary ones which are sometimes set up by an authority to consider and deal with an urgent or short duration problem(s).

Politically very often when a problem can’t be solved immediately or there is no consensus a commission is set up to study the circumstances and it is frequently a technique for stalling action on important matters which should theoretically be resolved to the satisfaction of most.

Doping of athletes and severe sporting accidents are frequently the source of rule changes made by a commissioner to minimize unjust competition or to make the sport safer in the long duration.


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