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Psychology, Philosophy and Journalism at the University of Zürich (Switzerland)
Editor of the “St. Moritz Kurier”
Alpine and cross-country skiing, golf, waterski
Competitor in alpine and cross-country skiing, skeleton, bobsleigh, equestrian and waterski
Organiser of Skiing and Bobsleigh World Championships, of Sailing and Equestrian European Championships; manager of the Swiss National Tourist Office in Montreal (Canada); Secretary General (1975-1998) then President (1998-) of the International Ski Federation (FIS); Secretary General (1975-1998) then President (2000-2002, then 2014-) of the Association of International Olympic Winter Sports Federations (AIOWF); Council Member of the General Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF), new SportAccord (1986-2015), then Council Senior Vice President (2015-); Manager of an international non-profit foundation in the field of education, environment, sports promotion and social assistance for athletes (1998-); SportAccord Representative on the Foundation Board (2003-) and on the Executive Committee (2003-) of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)
Elected as President of an International Federation; Chair of the Coordination Commission of the 1st Winter Youth Olympic Games Innsbruck 2012 (2009-2012); Member of the Executive Board (2016-); Member of the following Commissions: Radio and Television (1981-2015), Coordination for the XIX Olympic Winter Games Salt Lake City 2002 (1999-2002), Coordination for the XX Olympic Winter Games Torino 2006 (2000-2006), Olympic Games Study (2002-2003), Coordination for the XXI Olympic Winter Games Vancouver 2010 (2003-2010), Coordination for the XXII Olympic Winter Games Sochi 2014 (2007-2014), Coordination for the XXIII Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 (2011-), Coordination for the 2nd Winter Youth Olympic Games Lillehammer 2016 (2012-2016), Olympic Channel (2015-), Coordination for the XXIV Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022 (2016-); Vice-Chair of the Olympic Channel Services S.A., Switzerland (2015-)