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Royal Danish Military Academy
First Lieutenant in the Royal Danish Army in 1946; transferred in 1950 to the Royal Danish Air Force; Major-General and Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Danish Air Force in 1970; Danish representative to the military committee of NATO (1982-1986); retired in 1987
Track and field, military sports, tennis, skiing, golf, orienteering
Eighteen Danish champion titles in track and field; gold medal in 400 m and silver in 800 m at the European championships in Oslo in 1946; 8th in final of 800 m at the Games of the XIV Olympiad in 1948 in London
Member of the Board of the Danish Military Sports Association; President of the NOC (1981-1984)
Member of the IOC from 1977 to 2002; Honorary Member since 2002; Chairman of the Study Commission for the Preparation of the Olympic Games in 1998 (1989-1990); member of the following Commissions: Eligibility (1980-1995), Study and Evaluation for the Preparation of the Olympic Games (1984-1988), Marketing (1989-2001), Coordination for the Olympic Winter Games in Albertville in 1992 (1989-1992), in Lillehammer in 1994 (1989-1994), in Nagano in 1998 (1992-1998), in Salt Lake City in 2002 (1996-2002)