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HSH the Sovereign Prince ALBERT II

HSH the Sovereign Prince ALBERT II

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Entry in the IOC 1985
Country MON (Monaco)
Born 14 March 1958, MONACO
Education
Amherst College, Massachusetts (USA); graduated in Political Sciences

Career
Sub-lieutenant in the French Navy (1981-1982) then lieutenant; President of the Monegasque Red Cross; Vice-President of the Princess Grace Foundation (1982-); management trainee, Wells Rich and Greene, advertising and public relations agency (New York) (1983); management trainee, Morgan Guaranty Bank (New York) (1983); management trainee, LVMH Group (Paris) (1984); management trainee, Rogers and Wells, international law firm, (New York) (1985); President of the Television Festival of Monte-Carlo; Chairman of Economic Study Group Monaco (1993-), Head of the delegation of Monaco at the United Nations General Assembly (1993-)

Sports practised
Athletics, rowing, football, handball, judo, swimming, tennis, riding, skiing, squash, golf, windsurfing, fencing, volleyball, bobsleigh

Sports career
Member of the winning team in district championships (1972-1973); black belt, 1st Dan, in judo; Academy champion in 4x100 m freestyle swimming (1972-1973); participated in bobsleigh at the Olympic Winter Games in Calgary (1988), Albertville (1992), Lillehammer (1994), Nagano (1998) and Salt Lake City (2002)

Sports administration
President of the Monegasque Swimming (1984-), and Athletics (1984-) Federations and of the Monaco Yacht Club (1985-); creator of the Monaco-New York TransAtlantic race; head of the Monegasque delegation to the Games of the XXIII Olympiad in Los Angeles in 1984; founder president of the Monegasque Federations of Bobsleigh, Luge and Skeleton (1987-); and of the Modern Pentathlon (1999-); President of the NOC (1994-); Honorary President of the International Union of Modern Pentathlon; Honorary President of the International Athletics Foundation; Member of the Honorary Board of the International Paralympic Committee; Patron of the World Olympians Association

IOC History
Vice-Chairman (1989-2008), then Honorary Member (2008-) of the Athletes’ Commission; Member of the following Commissions: Cultural (1990-1992), Coordination for the Games of the XXVI Olympiad in Atlanta in 1996 (1991-1996), Eligibility (1997-1998), Marketing (1998-2001), Nominations (2000-2006), Coordination for the XX Olympic Winter Games in Turin in 2006 (2000-2006); Chair of the Sport and Environment Commission (2014-)