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HE Mr Pál SCHMITT

HE Mr Pál SCHMITT

Pál SCHMITT
Entry in the IOC 1983
Country HUN (Hungary)
Born 13 May 1942, BUDAPEST
Education
Economics degree, Budapest University (Hungary)

Career
Positions on the administrative staff of several hotels in the Hungaro chain (1965-1981); Director of the National Stadium and of the organisations which depend on the National Hungarian Sports Authority (OTSH) (1981-); Vice-President of the National Office for Physical Education and Sport (1983); Hungarian Ambassador to Spain (1993-1997) then to Switzerland (1999-2003); Member of the European Parliament (2004-2010); President of the Hungarian National Assembly (2010); President
of the Republic of Hungary (2010-2012)

Sports practised
Fencing

Sports career
Team épée gold medallist at the Games of the XIX Olympiad in 1968 in Mexico City and the XX Olympiad in 1972 in Munich; Particpated in the Games of the XXI Olympiad in 1976 in Montreal

Sports administration
Secretary General of the Hungarian Olympic Committee, then President (1989-2010); President of World Olympians Association (WOA) (1999-2007)

IOC History
Member of the Executive Board (1991-1999); Vice-President of the IOC (1995-1999); Chairman of the Sport and Environment Commission (1995-2013); Vice-Chairman of the Athletes’ Commission (1984-1988); member of the following Commissions: Study for the Preparation of the Olympic Games (1985-1991), Coordination for the Olympic Winter Games in 1992 in Albertville (1989-1992), Coordination for the Olympic Winter Games in 1994 in Lillehammer (1989-1994), Eligibility (1989-1992), Olympic Movement (1993-1999), Olympic Collectors (1994-1995), Council of the Olympic Order (1995-1999), “IOC 2000” (Executive Committee, 1999), International Relations (2005-2013); Delegate Member for Protocol (1999-2010)