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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

IOC History
Elected as President of an International Federation; Chair of the Coordination Commission of the 1st Winter Youth Olympic Games Innsbruck 2012 (2009-2012); Member of the following Commissions: Radio and Television (1981-2015), Coordination for the XIX Olympic Winter Games Salt Lake City 2002 (1999-2002), Coordination for the XX Olympic Winter Games Torino 2006 (2000-2006), Olympic Games Study (2002-2003), Coordination for the XXI Olympic Winter Games Vancouver 2010 (2003-2010), Coordination for the XXII Olympic Winter Games Sochi 2014 (2007-2014), Coordination for the XXIII Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 (2011-), Coordination for the 2nd Winter Youth Olympic Games Lillehammer 2016 (2012-2016), Olympic Channel (2015-), Coordination for the XXIV Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022 (2016-); Vice-Chair of the Olympic Channel Services S.A., Switzerland (2015-)