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Mr Vitaly SMIRNOV

Mr Vitaly SMIRNOV

Vitaly SMIRNOV
Entry in the IOC 1971
Country RUS (Russian Federation)
Born 14 February 1935, KHABAROVSK
Education
Academy of Physical Education and Sport; University of Social Sciences (Moscow)

Career
First Vice-Minister of Sport of the USSR (1970-1975); Minister of Sport of the Russian Federation (1981-1990); Various obligations in sport and physical education organisations

Sports practised
Swimming, water polo, tennis, boxing

Sports career
Member of the USSR Masters’ water polo team

Sports administration
Executive President of the Organising Committee of the Games of the XXII Olympiad in Moscow in 1980 (1975- 1981); USSR NOC President (1990-1992); President (1992-2001) then Honorary President (2001-) of the Russian Olympic Committee

Publications
Numerous articles on physical education, sport and Olympic issues

IOC History
Member of the Executive Board (1974-1978, 1986-1990); Vice-President of the IOC (1978-1982, 1990-1994, 2001-2005); Chairman of the Eligibility Commission (1992-1998); member of the following Commissions: Olympic Programme (1972-1978) then Chairman (1983-1991), Olympic Solidarity (1973-1975), Tripartite (1979-1982), Council of the Olympic Order (1978-1982, 1991-1995, 2003-2004), Olympic Movement (1986-1990, 1991-1995), preparation of the XII Olympic Congress – Congress of Unity (1992-1994), International Relations (2002-), IOC 2000 Reform Follow-up (2002), 2009 Congress (2006-2009); Remuneration Working Group (2004-)