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Sports teacher’s certificate; political science degree
Basketball, volleyball, athletics, skiing
Deputy Chairman of the State Committee for Physical Culture and Sport (1954-1957); Vice-President of the Sports and Gymnastics Union of the GDR for international relations (1957-1989) then President of the Basketball Section (1952-1955); member of the Presidium of the Basketball Association of the GDR (1955-1970); member of the Presidium of the Volleyball Association of the GDR (1970-1984); Vice-President of the NOC of the GDR (1955-1972; 1982-1989) then Secretary General (1973-1982); international referee for FIBA (1952-1956); member of the FIBA Financial Commission (1956-1960); Vice-President of the FIBA Commission for International Organization (1964-1972)
Member of the Presidium of the International Friendship League of the GDR; member of the Presidium of the UNESCO Commission of the GDR until 1990
Papers on the development of physical culture and sport, the international relationships of GDR sport, and the Olympic Movement
Member of the IOC from 1981 to 1992; Honorary Member since 1992; member of the following Commissions: Olympic Solidarity (1973-1980), Radio (1983-1987), Radio and Television (1988-1990), Study and Evaluation for the Preparation of the Olympic Games (1985-1988), Olympic Programme (1989-1991)