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Entry in the IOC 1994
Country ITA (Italy)
Born 07 July 1938
Law degree from Rome University (Italie); Specialised studies in Public Relations at the ’Alcide De Gasperi’ Institute of European Studies in Rome

Professor in financial sciences at the University of Rome (1968-1973); Professor at the Specialised School of Human Physiology, University of Rome; Professor at the State Institute of Physical Education in Rome (1985-1995); Professor of Sports Law at the Luiss University in Rome (1996-); member of the Board of Directors of the STET, (Sociéta Finanziaria Telefonica e Telecomunicazioni) (1976-1981); member of the Board of Directors of the BNL (Banca Nazionale del Lavoro – special credits section); member of the Board of Directors and of the Executive Committee of the Institute for Sports Credit (1973-1998); Deputy in the Italian Parliament and Under-Secretary of State in charge of Sport at the Italian Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities (May 2001-2006); Deputy in the Italian Parliament (2006-); President of the European Union Commission of the Italian Parlement (2008-)

Sports practised
Athletics, tennis, sailing, aviation, basketball

Sports career
Middle-distance runner; Italian University champion (UISP) in 1,500m (1955) and national student champion in 1,000m (1957)

Sports administration
President of the University Sports Centre of Rome (1959); Manager and Technical Assistant, Sports Department of the Italian Track and Field Federation; founder of the “Bruno Zauli Memorial”, an international track and field meeting (1964); Attaché to the Italian Olympic Team in Mexico City in 1968; Chef de Mission of the Italian team at the Mediterranean Games in Algiers in 1975, Spalato in 1979, Casablanca in 1983, Damascus in 1987, Athens in 1991; Chef de Mission of the Italian Team at the Olympic Games in 1976 in Montreal, in 1980 in Moscow, in 1984 in Los Angeles, in 1988 in Seoul and at the Olympic Winter Games in 19976 in Innsbruck, in 1980 in Lake Placid, in 1984 in Sarajevo, in 1988 in Calgary; Secretary General of the Italian National Olympic Committee (CONI) (1973-1993) then President (1993-1998); Secretary General of the European Olympic Committees (EOC, former Association of the European National Olympic Committees) (1989-2001), then President (2001-2006); President of the EOC European Union Commission; member of the Executive Board of the Association of the National Olympic Committees (ANOC); Vice-President of ANOC (2001-2006); Member of the Technical and Financial Commissions of the ANOC; Member of the Executive of the International Committee of the Mediterranean Games; Italian Government Supervisor for the Torino 2006 Olympic Winter Games (2004-2006); Italian Government High Commissioner for the XVI Mediterranean Games in 2009 in Pescara (2007-2009)

IOC History
Member of Executive Board (2006-2009); IOC Vice-President (2009-2012); Chairman of the following Commissions: International Relations (2007-2015), Public Affairs and Social Development through Sport (2015-); member of the following Commissions: Olympic Programme (1992-1993), Marketing (1995-2001), Women and Sport (1996-2001), Coordination for the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad in 2004 in Athens (1998-2004), “IOC 2000” (1999), Olympic Solidarity (2002-2006), International Relations (2002-2007); Permanent Observer of the IOC to the United Nations (2010-)