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Sir Philip CRAVEN, MBE

Sir Philip CRAVEN, MBE

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

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

Sports practised
Wheelchair basketball, swimming and table tennis

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

Sports administration
President, International Paralympic Committee (IPC) (2001-); President (1988-2002) and Chief Executive Officer (1994-1998), International Wheelchair Basketball Federation (IWBF); Chairman, Classification Committee, Basketball Section ISMWSF (International Stoke Mandeville Wheelchair Sports Federation) (1984-1988); Chairman, Great Britain Wheelchair Basketball Association (GBWBA) (1977-1980, 1984-1987, 1989-1994); Performance Director of the Great Britain Men’s Wheelchair Basketball Team (1998-2002); Foundation Board Member, World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) (2002-); Council Member, International Committee for Fair Play (CIFP) (2003-); Member, Executive Board, British Olympic Association (BOA) (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 (2003); Gold Medal of the City of Athens by Mayor Dora Bakoyiannis (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 (2006); Honorary Doctorate of Science, Manchester Metropolitan University (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 (2007); Honorary Doctorate, University of Staffordshire (2008); Honorary Fellow, St John Moores University, Liverpool (Great Britain) (2009); Honorary Doctor, University of Stirling (Great Britain) (2010)

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-), 2009 Congress (2006-2009); Board Member, International Olympic Truce Foundation (IOTF) (2002-)