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Professor Arne LJUNGQVIST

Professor Arne LJUNGQVIST

Entry in the IOC 1994
Country SWE (Sweden)
Born 23 April 1931
M.D. and Ph. D., Medical Faculty, Karolinska Institute, Sweden

Associate Dean, Karolinska Institute (1972-1978); Prorector, Karolinska Institute (1977-1983); Chairman, Department of Pathology, Karolinska Hospital (1983-1992); Rector, Swedish University for Sports (1992-1996); President of the Swedish Cancer Society (1992-2001); Lord-in-Waiting to his Majesty the King of Sweden (1986-)

Sports career
Swedish Junior Champion – high jump, pole vault, javelin; Swedish Senior Champion – high jump; personal best 2.01 m; represented Sweden at the Olympic Games, Helsinki 1952; was amongst the top three ranked high jumpers in Europe

Sports administration
Council member of the Swedish Athletic Association (1970-1973) then President (1973-1981); Council member of the Swedish Sports Confederation (1975-1989) then President (1989-2001); President of the Swedish Council of Sports Research (1980-1993); member of the IAAF Council (1976-1981), Vice-President (1981-1999) then senior Vice-President (1999-2007); Chairman of the IAAF Medical Commission (1980-2004); Member of World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Foundation Board (1999-2013); Member of WADA's Executive Committee (2003-2013); Vice-President of WADA (2008-2013)

Awards and distinctions
Doctor honoris causa in sciences by the University of Loughborough in Great Britain (2009); 2009 IOC "Sport and the Fight against Doping" Trophy; Olympic Order in silver (2012)

IOC History
Member of the IOC from 1994 to 2011; Honorary Member since 2012; Member (1987-2003) then Chairman (2003-2014) of the Medical Commission