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Mr Tamás AJÁN

Mr Tamás AJÁN

Tamás AJÁN
Entry in the IOC 2000
Country HUN (Hungary)
Born 12 January 1939
Education
PhD Teacher of physical education, Budapest University of Physical Education (1964); coaching diploma in football and gymnastics; postgraduate course in arts at the Eotvos Lorand University; Doctor of political sciences (1983)

Career
Department of Sports (1965-1968) then Deputy State Secretary (1983-1989) of the Ministry of Sports and Physical Education; appointed professor of the University of Physical Education of Budapest, lecturing and visiting professor at the Faculty of Diplomatics and International Relations of the Budapest Corvinus University of Economic Sciences

Sports practised
Gymnastics, football, yachting, basketball

Sports administration
Secretary General of Hungarian weightlifting federation (1968-1983); Secretary General of NOC (1989-2005); Honorary Secretary General of NOC (2005-); President of Hungarian Olympic Academy (1989-); Secretary General of the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) (1975-2000) then President (2000-); Council member (1978-1988) then Vice-President (1988-) of the GAISF; Council member of the ASOIF (1988-1992); member of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Foundation Board (2000-); President of the Organising Committee of the 104th IOC Session in Budapest in 1995

Awards and distinctions
Award presented by the BESEFESE President, Bulgaria (1986); State Order of Merit presented by the President of South Korea (1988); Several Hungarian state and sports awards incl. "Officer's Cross of the Republic of Hungary"; "Madara Horseman" Order 1st Degree by the President of the Rep. of Bulgaria (2000); "Officer's Cross" of the Republic of Poland; Award of the Republic of Finland; Doctor honoris causa in public administration from Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea (2008); Olympic Order (2010)



IOC History
Member of the IOC as President of an International Federation from 2000 to 2010; Honorary Member since 2010; member of the following Commissions: Sport for All (1985-), sub-commission on Out-of-Competition Testing (1993), Olympic Movement (1995-1999), International Relations (2005-)