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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 Zürich

Career
Editor of the “St. Moritz Kurier”

Sports practised
Alpine and cross country skiing, golf, water skiing

Sports career
Competitor in Alpine and Nordic skiing, skeleton, bobsleigh, riding and water skiing

Sports administration
Organiser of World Skiing and Bobsleigh Championships, European Championships in Yachting and Riding; 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); GAISF Council Member (1986-); Manager of an international non-profit foundation since 1998 in the field of education, environment, sports promotion and social assistance for athletes

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 Salt Lake City in 2002 (1999-2002), Coordination for the XX Olympic Winter Games in Torino in 2006 (2000-2006), Olympic Games Study (2002-2003), Coordination for the XXI Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver in 2010 (2003-2010), Coordination for the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi in 2014 (2007-); Chairman of the Coordination Commission of the 1st Youth Olympic Winter Games in Innsbruck in 2012 (2009-)