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Academy of Physical Education and Sport; University of Social Sciences, Moscow (Russian Federation)
First Vice-Minister of Sport of the USSR (1970-1975); Minister of Sport of the Russian Federation (1981-1990); Various obligations in sport and physical education organisations
Swimming, water polo, tennis, boxing
Member of the USSR Masters’ water polo team
Executive President of the Organising Committee of the Games of the XXII Olympiad Moscow 1980 (1975- 1981); USSR National Olympic Committee President (1990-1992); President (1992-2001) then Honorary President (2001-) of the Russian Olympic Committee; Board member of the International Olympic Truce Foundation (IOTF) (2012-)
Numerous articles on physical education, sport and Olympic issues
Member of the IOC from 1971 to 2015; Honorary Member since 2016; Member of the Executive Board (1974-1978, 1986-1990); Vice-President of the IOC (1978-1982, 1990-1994, 2001-2005); Chair of the Eligibility Commission (1992-1998); member of the following Commissions: Olympic Programme (1972-1978) then Chair (1983-1991), Olympic Solidarity (1973-1975), Tripartite (1979-1982), Council of the Olympic Order (1978-1982, 1991-1995, 2003-2004), Olympic Movement (1986-1990, 1991-1995), preparation of the XII Olympic Congress – Congress of Unity (1992-1994), International Relations (2002-2015), IOC 2000 Reform Follow-up (2002), 2009 Congress (2006-2009), Public Affairs and Social Development through Sport (2015-2016); Remuneration Working Group (2004-)