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Mrs Irena SZEWINSKA

Mrs Irena SZEWINSKA

Irena SZEWINSKA
Entry in the IOC 1998
Country POL (Poland)
Born 24 May 1946
Education
Degree in Economics, University of Warsaw

Sports practised
Athletics, jogging

Sports career
Participated in five editions of the Games of the Olympiad: XVIII Olympiad in Tokyo in 1964 (4x100 m gold medal in Tokyo, 200 m silver medal, long jump silver medal), XIX Olympiad in Mexico City in 1968 (200 m gold medal, 100 m bronze medal), XX Olympiad in Munich in 1972 (200 m bronze medal), XXI Olympiad in Montreal in 1976 (400 m gold medal); XXII Olympiad in Moscow in 1980; 10-times world record holder in 100 m, 200 m, 400 m; 10 medals (5 gold, 1 silver, 4 bronze) in European Championships (1966, 1971, 1974, 1978); 26-times Polish champion (100 m, 200 m, 400 m, long jump); Athlete of the Year in Poland (1965, 1966, 1974, 1976); Athlete of the XX Century in Poland

Sports administration
Vice-President of the NOC (1988-); Vice-President of the Polish Olympian Association (1995-); President (1997-2009) then Honorary President (2009-) of the Polish Athletic Association; President of the Polish Women’s Sport Association (1994-2002) then Honorary President (2002-); Vice-President of the World Olympians’ Association (WOA) (1995-1999) then Executive Board Member (1999-2003); Council Member of the European Athletics Association (1995-2007) then Honorary Member (2007-); Member of the IAAF Women’s Committee (1984-2007); President of Irena Szewinska’s Foundation “Vita Activa” (1998-2010); Member of the EOC European Union Commission (2005-2009)

Awards and distinctions
Grand Prix of French Sports Academy (1975); Doctor honoris causa of the Academy of Physical Education and Sport, Gdansk (2007)

IOC History
Member of the following Commissions: Coordination for the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad in Athens in 2004 (1998-2004), Sport for All (1999-), “IOC 2000” (1999), Coordination for the Games of the XXX Olympiad in London in 2012 (2005-); member of the International Olympic Truce Foundation (2005-)