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

Sports practised
Ice hockey, football

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

Sports administration
Ice-hockey referee (international licence) (1972-1982); Chairman of the LSHG (Swiss Ice-Hockey League) 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 NOC (1992); President of the Association of International Olympic Winter Sports Federations (AIOWF) (2002-2014)

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 Vancouver in 2010 (2003-2010); member as IF representative of the following Commissions: Olympic Movement (1994-1999), Coordination for the XX Olympic Winter Games in Turin in 2006 (2000-2006); member of the following Commissions: Marketing (1995-), Coordination for the XIX Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City in 2002 (1996-2002); “CIO 2000” (1999), Medical (2000-), 2009 Congress (2006-2008), Coordination for the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi in 2014 (2007-2014), Coordination for the XXIII Olympic Winter Games in PeyongChang in 2018 (2011-); Coordination for the 2nd Winter Youth Olympic Games in Lillehammer in 2016 (2013-); Doctoral thesis “Analysis of oral pathology and therapeutic dental services performed in the Olympic Games to improve oral and dental care for athletes” (2008)