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Mrs Yang YANG

Mrs Yang YANG

Entry in the IOC 2010
Country CHN (People's Republic of China)
Born 24 August 1976
BA, Business Management, Tsinghua University (China) (2007)

Executive Committee Member of the Chinese Communist Party’s 16th People’s Congress; Representative of the 11th National People’s Congress (2008-)

Sports career
Chinese National Team Member, Short Track Speed Skating, (1995-2006); World Championship: gold medal in Individual Overall (1997-2002); World cups: gold medal in Individual Overall (1998-2002); Olympic Games: silver medal 3000 m relay in 1998 in Nagano (Japan), gold medal in 500 m (China’s first gold medal in Winter Games) and in 1000 m and silver medal in 3000 m relay in 2002 in Salt Lake City (USA), bronze medal in 1000 m in 2006 in Turin (Italy); Winner of 59 World titles throughout the professional career; Winner of the most world titles in China

Sports administration
Athletes’ Committee Member of the International Skating Union (ISU) (1999-2002); Athletes’ Committee Member of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) (2003-); Executive Director of the Chinese Olympic Committee (2006-); Founding member of the Chinese Athlete Education Foundation, a non-profit organisation (2006-2009); TV Anchor of Olympic China, a weekly TV programme broadcasted on Chinese Central Television (CCTV) (2007-2008); Supervisor of the Volunteer Department in the Beijing Olympic Games Organising Committee (2007-2008); Founder of the China Champion Foundation, a non-profit organisation (2008-); Vice-Chairwoman of the Chinese Youth Federation (2010-); President of Shang Hai Fei Yang Skating Centre (2011-)

Awards and distinctions
Medal of Honour – World Labour Day; Voted as one of the ten most accomplished people in China under 40; Voted as one of the ten most accomplished females in China; Medal of Honour – Women’s Day; Voted Woman of the Generation by “Chinese Woman” Magazine (2002); Four-time winner of “ten most accomplished athletes in China”; Numerous medals of honour at national level for athletic achievements; Voted Best Female Athlete and Most Liked Female Athlete at the Chinese Sports TV awards (2002); Charity Ambassador at Right to Play, a world non-profit organisation; Ambassador for the Chinese National Bone Marrow Bank

IOC History
Member of the following Commissions: Women and Sport (2006-), Athletes’ (2010-)