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Degree; physical education teacher
Chargé de Mission in the executive office of Prime Minister 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); Île-de-France regional councillor (1992-1998); Mayor of Coulommiers (1992-2008); Minister of Youth and Sport (1995-1997)
National junior record-holder in 110m hurdles, pole vault and decathlon (1968); 4th in the 110m hurdles at the European Championships in Athens (1969); European champion in the 50m indoor hurdles (1972); silver medallist in 110m hurdles at the Games of XX Olympiad Munich 1972; European champion in the 110m hurdles (1974); gold medallist in 110m hurdles at the Games of the XXI Olympiad Montreal 1976; 3rd place in the 50m hurdles at the European Indoor Championships in Grenoble (1981)
Board member of the International Olympic Truce Foundation (IOTF) (2002-)
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 Nanjing 2014 (2010-2011), Entourage (2010-2015), Evaluation for the Games of the XXXII Olympiad in 2020 (2013), Coordination for the Games of the XXXII Olympiad Tokyo 2020 (2014-), International Relations (2014-2015), Public Affairs and Social Development through Sport (2015-), Athletes' Entourage (2015-)