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University of Fribourg (Switzerland) ; University of Bern (Switzerland); Diploma in dentistry (1977); Doctor of Dentistery, University of Barcelona (Spain) (2008)
Ice hockey, football
Ice-hockey player for HC Fribourg Gottéron (Switzerland) (1960-1972)
Ice-hockey referee (international licence) (1972-1982); Chairman of the Swiss Ice-Hockey League (LSHG) referees’ commission (1982-1985); Central President of the LSHG (1985-1994); member of the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) Council (1986); President of the IIHF (1994-); member of the Swiss Olympic Association (1992); President of the Association of International Olympic Winter Sports Federations (AIOWF) (2002-2014)
Doctoral thesis “Analysis of oral pathology and therapeutic dental services performed in the Olympic Games to improve oral and dental care for athletes” (2008)
Elected as President of an International Federation; Member of the Executive Board (2008-2016); Chairman of the Coordination Commission for the XXI Olympic Winter Games Vancouver 2010 (2003-2010); member as IF representative of the following Commissions: Olympic Movement (1994-1999), Coordination for the XX Olympic Winter Games Turin 2006 (2000-2006); member of the following Commissions: Marketing (1995-), Coordination for the XIX Olympic Winter Games Salt Lake City 2002 (1996-2002); “CIO 2000” (1999), Medical (2000-2015), 2009 Congress (2006-2008), Coordination for the XXII Olympic Winter Games Sochi 2014 (2007-2014), Coordination for the XXIII Olympic Winter Games PeyongChang 2018 (2011-), Coordination for the 2nd Winter Youth Olympic Games Lillehammer 2016 (2012-2016), Medical and Scientific (2015-)