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Mr Ung CHANG

Mr Ung CHANG

Ung CHANG
Entry in the IOC 1996
Country PRK (Democratic People's Republic of Korea)
Born 05 July 1938, Pyongyang
Education
Graduate of Pyongyang University of Physical Education and Sports

Career
Military service officer (1956-1966); lecturer in basketball at Pyongyang Specialised School of Sports (1970-1974); official at the DPR Korea Sports Guidance Committee (1974-1980); Vice-Chairman of the Physical Culture and Sports Guidance Committee (1998-) then 1st Vice-Chairman (2002); Deputy to the Supreme People’s Assembly of DPR Korea (2003-)

Sports practised
Basketball

Sports career
National basketball team captain (1956-1967); Pyongyang Sports Club basketball coach (1968-1973)

Sports administration
Member of the DPR Korea Basketball Association (1974-1980) then standing member and Vice-President (1980-1986); NOC Assistant Secretary General (1980-1985), Secretary General (1985-1998) then Vice-President (1998-); President of DPR Korea Rowing Association (1985-1989); Deputy Chief of the DPRK NOC Delegation to talk (1990-April 1991) with South Korean NOC for the Unified Teams of Table Tennis in World Championships in Japan 1991 and Football Youth Championships in Portugal 1991; Vice-President of the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) (1991-1992); Advisor to OCA President (1992-); Secretary General of the Organising Committee of 2nd East Asian Games in 1995 in Pyongyang; Representative of NOC to talk with IOC and South Korean NOC for Joint March of North and South NOC Teams at Opening Ceremony of Olympic Games in Sydney. Activities in Taekwondo and Martial Arts: Vice-President (1979-1988) then 1st Vice-President (1989-1993) of the DPR Korea Martial Arts Federation; Founding Member (1980), Member (1984-1988) then Standing Adviser of the DPR Korea Taekwondo Committee (1998-); Executive President of the Preparatory Committee for Uniting Taekwondo (1994-); Special Advisor to OCA President (1996-); Vice-President (2001-2002) then President of IMGC (2002-2006); President of the International Taekwondo Federation (2002-); Chairman of the Martial Art Committee of GAISF (2003-2005); Advisor to AIBA (2010-)

Publications
Study on the Olympic Movement - Olympics and Politics

Awards and distinctions
Professorship at the China Renmin University (2005); Honorary Doctor’s Degree of Physical Education at the State University for Physical Education and Sports of St. Petersburg, Russian Federation (2007); Doctorate for Sociology and Political Science conferred by the State Commisssion for Conferring Academic Degrees and Titles of DPR Korea (2008); Professorship at the Beijing Foreign Studies University (2010-)

IOC History
Member of the following Commissions: Sport for All (1997-), International Relations (2005-)