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Mr Richard Kevan GOSPER, AO

Mr Richard Kevan GOSPER, AO

Richard Kevan GOSPER, AO
Entry in the IOC 1977
Country AUS (Australia)
Born 19 December 1933, SYDNEY
Education
Bachelor of Arts with Honours, Michigan State University (USA). Doctorate of Science, University of Newcastle (Australia), Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Melbourne (Australia)

Career
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Shell Australia Limited (1980-1991); Vice Chairman Australia Trade Commission (1985-1991); Director for the Shell International Petroleum Co., London (1991-1993); Chief Commissioner for the city of Melbourne (1993-1996); Special Representative for Australian Government (1997-2001); Company Director (1994-)

Sports practised
Athletics

Sports career
Track and field national record holder 400 m (1955-1971); gold medal in 400 m at the Commonwealth Games in Vancouver in 1954; silver medal in 4x400 m relay at the Games of the XVI Olympiad in Melbourne in 1956; Captain of Australian track and field team at the Games of the XVII Olympiad in Rome in 1960

Sports administration
Vice-President and life member of the Papua New Guinea Athletics Association and General Manager of the 1st Papua New Guinea Commonwealth Games team in 1962; Inaugural Chairman of the Australian Institute of Sport (1980-1985); President of the Australian Olympic Federation (1985-1990); Inaugural Member
of the Oceania National Olympic Committees (ONOC) Executive Board (1981-); President of ONOC (1989-2009); Vice-President of the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) Council (1989-); Hall of Fame, Sport in Australia (1990); Vice-President of the Sydney Organising Committee for the Olympic Games (1993-2000); Chairman of Olympic Games Knowledge Services (OGKS) (2002-2004); Chairman of the Oceania Foundation

IOC History
Member of the Executive Board (1986-1990, 1995-1999), IOC Vice-President (1990-1994, 1999-2003), Vice-Chairman (1988) then Chairman of the Press Commission (1989-); Vice-Chairman of the Olympic Solidarity Commission (2002-2011); Vice-Chairman of the Coordination Commission for the Games of the XXIX Olympiad in Beijing in 2008 (2002-2008); member of the following Commissions: Olympic Solidarity (1981-1984), Programme (1984-1987), Preparation of the XII Olympic Congress – Congress of Unity (1990-1994), Apartheid and Olympism (1989-1992), Centennial Olympic Congress – Congress of Unity, Study (1994-1996), Working Group on Media Coordination (1989-1990), Ethics (1999-2000), “IOC 2000” (Executive Committee, 1999), IOC 2000 Reform Follow-up (2002); Advisor to the Olympic Solidarity Commission (2011-)