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Entry in the IOC 1994
Country ITA (Italy)
Born 07 July 1938, AVEZZANO
Law degree from Rome University; 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 1,500 m (1955) and national student champion in 1,000 m (1957)

Sports administration
President of the Sports University 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 Olympic Team at the Games of the Olympiad in Montreal in 1976, Moscow in 1980, Los Angeles in 1984, Seoul in 1988 and at the Olympic Winter Games in Innsbruck in 1976, Lake Placid in 1980, Sarajevo in 1984, Calgary in 1988; Secretary General of the CONI (Italian Olympic Committee) (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 (2007-2009)

IOC History
Member of Executive Board (2006-2009); IOC Vice-President (2009-2012); Chairman of the International Relations Commission (2007-); 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 Athens in 2004 (1998-2004), “IOC 2000” (1999), Olympic Solidarity (2002-2006), International Relations (2002-2007); IOC Permanent Observer at the United Nations (2010-)