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Entry in the IOC 1995
Country SUI (Switzerland)
Born 06 February 1950
University of Fribourg (Switzerland) ; University of Bern (Switzerland); Diploma in dentistry (1977); Doctor of Dentistery, University of Barcelona (Spain) (2008)

Sports practised
Ice hockey, football

Sports career
Ice-hockey player for HC Fribourg Gottéron (Switzerland) (1960-1972)

Sports administration
Ice-hockey referee (international licence) (1972-1982); Chairman of the Swiss Ice-Hockey League (LSHG) referees’ commission (1982-1985); Central President of the LSHG (1985-1994); member of the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) Council (1986); President of the IIHF (1994-); member of the Swiss Olympic Association (1992); President of the Association of International Olympic Winter Sports Federations (AIOWF) (2002-2014)

Doctoral thesis “Analysis of oral pathology and therapeutic dental services performed in the Olympic Games to improve oral and dental care for athletes” (2008)

IOC History
Elected as President of an International Federation; Member of the Executive Board (2008-); Chairman of the Coordination Commission for the XXI Olympic Winter Games in 2010 in Vancouver (2003-2010); member as IF representative of the following Commissions: Olympic Movement (1994-1999), Coordination for the XX Olympic Winter Games in 2006 in Turin (2000-2006); member of the following Commissions: Marketing (1995-), Coordination for the XIX Olympic Winter Games in 2002 in Salt Lake City (1996-2002); “CIO 2000” (1999), Medical (2000-2015), 2009 Congress (2006-2008), Coordination for the XXII Olympic Winter Games in 2014 in Sochi (2007-2014), Coordination for the XXIII Olympic Winter Games in 2018 in PeyongChang (2011-), Coordination for the 2nd Winter Youth Olympic Games in 2016 in Lillehammer (2012-), Medical and Scientific (2015-)