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Mr Lambis V. NIKOLAOU

Mr Lambis V. NIKOLAOU

Lambis V. NIKOLAOU
Entry in the IOC 1986
Country GRE (Greece)
Born 23 November 1935, ATHENES
Education
Civil engineer, degree from the Technical University of Munich, Germany (1954-1959)

Career
Civil engineer; public works contractor (Olympic Stadium in Athens and Peace and Friendship Stadium in Faleron were completed under his supervision); Director of EDOK-ETER and supervisor of projects such as the hydroelectric dam at Mornos river and the electrical engineering system for the water supply of Athens (1977-1982); founder and President of Depanom (a public body for the construction of hospitals), head of the construction procedure of the University Hospitals of Patras, Ioannina, and Heraklion (1983-1989); advisor to the Prime Minister (1982-1989 and 1993-1996) Andreas Papandreou, on technical issues; 1994 served as the Prime Minister’s representative on the Trans European Networks Commission of the European Union; advisor to Greek Prime Minister Costas Simitis (1996, January-September); member (1995-1998) and Vice-President (1995-1996) of the Board of Olympic Airways; initiated and supervised the construction of the IOA Conference Centre in Ancient Olympia (1993), the new HOC headquarters in Athens (1998) and the HOC hotel (2005)

Sports practised
Athletics, football

Sports administration
Executive Board member (1985-) and President of the NOC (1985-1992; 1997-2004) of the Hellenic Olympic Committee; member of the Executive Committee of the EOC (1989-1993, 1997-2009); member (1989-) and Vice-President (2001-2004) of the Board of the Ephoria of the International Olympic Academy; Vice-President of the Organising Committee for the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad, Athens 2004; member of the Ethnicos sports club

Awards and distinctions
Dignitary of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople; Doctor of Sports Sciences of the University of Mainz, Germany; Doctor of Humanities of the Arcadia University of Philadelphia, USA; Gold Cross of Honour of the Hellenic Republic; “Commendatore dell’Ordine al Merito” of the Italian Republic; Gold Medal of Merit of the City of Athens; Order of Merit of ANOC; Gold medal of the City of Taipei granted by the President of Chinese Taipei; Gold medal of the City of Sophia; Gold medal of FILA; Key to the City of Beijing; Key to the City of Salt Lake City; Coat of Arms of the City of Moscow

IOC History
Member of the Executive Board (2001-2005); Vice-President (2005-2009) of the IOC; member of the following Commissions: Culture and Olympic Education (1988-), Marketing (1995-), “IOC 2000” (1999), Nominations (2010-); Chairman of the Commission for Culture and Olympic Education (2010-), Coordination for the 2nd Summer Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing in 2014 (2010-)