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Sir Philip CRAVEN, MBE

Sir Philip CRAVEN, MBE

Entry in the IOC 2003
Country GBR (Great Britain)
Born 04 July 1950
Bachelor of Arts in Geography (Honours), Manchester University (Great Britain) (1969-1972)

Group Head of Administration, British Coal Corporation (1986-1991)

Sports practised
Wheelchair basketball, swimming, table tennis

Sports career
Gold medallist at the Commonwealth Games (1970); gold medallist at the European Championship (1971 and 1974); five-time Paralympian in wheelchair basketball (1972-1988) and swimming (1972); International Achievements in wheelchair basketball: gold medallist at the World Championship/Gold Cup (1973); bronze medallist at the World Championship/Gold Cup (1975); silver medallist at the European Championship (1993); gold medallist at the European Champions Cup (1994)

Sports administration
Chairman, Great Britain Wheelchair Basketball Association (GBWBA) (1977-1980, 1984-1987, 1989-1994); Chairman of the Classification Committee, Basketball Section, International Stoke Mandeville Wheelchair Sports Federation (ISMWSF) (1984-1988); President (1988-2002) and Chief Executive Officer (1994-1998), International Wheelchair Basketball Federation (IWBF); Performance Director of the Great Britain Men’s Wheelchair Basketball Team (1998-2002); President, International Paralympic Committee (IPC) (2001-); Foundation Board Member, World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) (2002-); Member of the Executive Board, British Olympic Association (BOA) (2003-); Council Member, International Committee for Fair Play (CIFP) (2003-); Board Member, London 2012 Organising Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games (2005-2012)

Awards and distinctions
La médaille d’argent de la Jeunesse et des Sports (France) (1973); Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) by HM Queen Elizabeth II for services to wheelchair basketball (1991); induction into the Stoke Mandeville Hall of Fame (Great Britain) (2003); Gold Medal of the City of Athens by Mayor Dora Bakoyiannis (Greece) (2004); Knight Bachelor by HM Queen Elizabeth II for services to Paralympic Sport (2005); Juan Antonio Samaranch Disabled Athlete Award (2006); Gold Medal of the City of Torino by Mayor Ciamparino (Italy) (2006); Honorary Doctorate of Science, Manchester Metropolitan University (Great Britain) (2006); Order of Merit of the Italian Republic - Gran Ufficiale (2006); Chevalier de l’Ordre Ducal de la Croix de Bourgogne (2007); Honorary Doctorate of Laws, Nottingham University (Great Britain) (2007); Honorary Doctorate, University of Staffordshire (Great Britain) (2008); Honorary Fellow, St John Moores University, Liverpool (Great Britain) (2009); Honorary Doctor, University of Stirling (Great Britain) (2010); Humanitarian Award Global Sports Development (2012); Honorary Doctorate of the University of Worcester (Great Britain) (2012); Honorary Doctorate of the University of Manchester (Great Britain) (2012); Order of Friendship (Russian Federation) (2012); Honorary Doctorate of Laws of York St John University (Great Britain) (2013); Honorary Doctorate of Science of the University of Bolton (Great Britain) (2013); Officer in the ordre national de la Légion d'honneur (France) (2014); Order of Honour (Russian Federation) (2014); Commander of the civil and military Order of Merit of Adolphe of Nassau (2015); Honorary Doctorate of Letters, University of Chester (Great Britain) (2015)

IOC History
Member of the following Commissions: Sport and Environment (2002-2004), Coordination for the Games of the XXIX Olympiad in Beijing in 2008 (2002-2008), Culture and Olympic Education (2005-2015), 2009 Congress (2006-2009), Olympic Channel (2015-); Board Member, International Olympic Truce Foundation (IOTF) (2002-); Member of the Board of directors of Olympic Channel Services S.L., Spain (2015-); President of the Olympic Education Commission (2015-)