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Degree in Economics, University of Warsaw (Poland)
Participated in five editions of the Games of the Olympiad: XVIII Olympiad Tokyo 1964 (4 x 100m gold medal, 200m silver medal, long jump silver medal), XIX Olympiad Mexico City 1968 (200m gold medal, 100m bronze medal), XX Olympiad Munich 1972 (200m bronze medal), XXI Olympiad Montreal 1976 (400m gold medal); XXII Olympiad Moscow 1980; 10-times world record holder in 100m, 200m, 400m; 10 medals (5 gold, 1 silver, 4 bronze) in European Championships (1966, 1971, 1974, 1978); 26-times Polish champion (100m, 200m, 400m, long jump); Athlete of the Year in Poland (1965, 1966, 1974, 1976); Athlete of the XX Century in Poland
Vice-President of the Poland National Olympic Committee (1988-); Vice-President of the Polish Olympian Association (1995-); President (1997-2009) then Honorary President (2009-) of the Polish Athletic Association; President (1994-2002) then Honorary President (2002-) of the Polish Women’s Sport Association; Vice-President (1995-1999) then Executive Board Member (1999-2003) of the World Olympians’ Association (WOA); Council Member (1995-2007) then Honorary Member (2007-) of the European Athletics Association; Member of the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) Women’s Committee (1984-2007); President of Irena Szewinska’s Foundation “Vita Activa” (1998-2010); Member of the European Union Commission at the European Olympic Committees (EOC) (2005-2009); Board member of the International Olympic Truce Foundation (IOTF) (2005-)
Grand Prix of French Sports Academy (1975); Doctor honoris causa of the Academy of Physical Education and Sport, Gdansk (Poland) (2007)
Member of the following Commissions: Coordination for the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad in 2004 in Athens (1998-2004), Sport for All (1999-2015), “IOC 2000” (1999), Coordination for the Games of the XXX Olympiad in 2012 in London (2005-2012), Radio and Television (2012-2014), Coordination for the Games of the XXXII Olympiad in 2020 in Tokyo (2014-), Women and Sport (2014-2015), Women in Sport (2015-), Sport and Active Society (2015-)