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Mr Gian-Franco KASPER

Mr Gian-Franco KASPER

Gian-Franco KASPER
Entry in the IOC 2000
Country SUI (Switzerland)
Born 24 January 1944
Education
Psychology, Philosophy and Journalism at the University of Zurich

Career
Editor of the “St. Moritz Kurier”

Sports practised
Alpine and cross-country skiing, golf, waterski

Sports career
Competitor in alpine and cross-country skiing, skeleton, bobsleigh, equestrian and waterski

Sports administration
Organiser of Skiing and Bobsleigh World Championships, of Sailing and Equestrian European Championships; manager of the Swiss National Tourist Office in Montreal (Canada); Secretary General (1975-1998) then President (1998-) of the International Ski Federation (FIS); Secretary General (1975-1998) then President (2000-2002, then 2014-) of the Association of International Olympic Winter Sports Federations (AIOWF); Council Member of the General Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF), new SportAccord (1986-); Manager of an international non-profit foundation since 1998 in the field of education, environment, sports promotion and social assistance for athletes

Awards and distinctions
Olympic Order, Silver (2014)

IOC History
Elected as President of an International Federation; member of the following Commissions: Radio and Television (1981-), Coordination for the XIX Olympic Winter Games in 2002 in Salt Lake City (1999-2002), Coordination for the XX Olympic Winter Games in 2006 in Torino (2000-2006), Olympic Games Study (2002-2003), Coordination for the XXI Olympic Winter Games in 2010 in Vancouver (2003-2010), Coordination for the XXII Olympic Winter Games in 2014 in Sochi (2007-2014), Coordination for the XXIII Olympic Winter Games in 2018 in PyeongChang (2012-), Coordination for the 2nd Winter Youth Olympic Games in 2016 in Lillehammer (2012-); Chair of the Coordination Commission of the 1st Winter Youth Olympic Games in 2012 in Innsbruck (2009-)