Education

Degree; physical education teacher

Career

Chargé de Mission in the executive office of Jacques Chirac (1975-1976); deputy to the Mayor of Paris in charge of sports (1985-1989); Member of Parliament for Seine-et-Marne (elected in 1986, reelected in 1988, in 1993, in 1997 and in 2002); Meaux town councillor (1989-1992); Ile de France regional councillor (1992-1998); Mayor of Coulommiers (1992-2008); Minister of Youth and Sport (1995-1997)

Sports practised

Athletics

Sports career

National junior record-holder in 110 m hurdles, pole vault and decathlon (1968); 4th in the 110 m hurdles at the European Championships in Athens (1969); silver medallist in 110 m hurdles at the Games of the XX Olympiad in Munich in 1972; European champion in the 110 m hurdles (1974); gold medallist in 110 m hurdles at the Games of the XXI Olympiad in Montreal in 1976, 3rd place in the 50 m hurdles at the European Indoor Championships in Grenoble (1981)

IOC History

Chairman of the International Relations Commission (2002-2005); member of the following Commissions: Sport for All (1998-2001), 2009 Congress (2007-2009), Evaluation of the Games of the XXXI Olympiad in 2016 (2008-2009), Coordination for the 2nd Summer Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing in 2014 (2010-2014), Entourage (2010-2015); Athletes’ Entourage Commission (2015-)