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Francesco Ricci Bitti


ORGANISATION: Association of Summer Olympic International Federations

Francesco Ricci Bitti is President of the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations (ASOIF). He is also a member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Coordination Commission for Tokyo 2020, member of the IOC Coordination Commission Paris 2024, and held the same position for Rio 2016.

Ricci Bitti is a member of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Executive Committee and Foundation Board, as well as a member of the SportAccord Convention, where he served as President from 2015-2017. He is Honorary Life President of the International Tennis Federation (ITF), having acted as president from 1999 – 2015. From 2006 – 2012, he served as IOC Member and Executive Board member of the National Olympic Committee of Italy (CONI).

Ricci Bitti has also been a senior executive and member of the Board of many leading multi-national information and communication technology companies including Philips, GTE, Alcatel, Olivetti and Telecom Italy.

He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the ANOC Award for Outstanding Lifetime Achievement, the Olympic Order award, Order to the Merit of the Italian Republic, Honorary Life Member AELTC (Wimbledon) and the Golden Racket Award (Italy).


The speakers

Using the unique power of sport to bring people together, the Olympism in Action Forum sees a range of global players, including Olympic Movement stakeholders, athletes, private and public sector leaders, NGO representatives, academics, artists and the media come together to talk on topical contemporary issues. Chosen because of their ability to effect change and their wide range of sometimes differing opinions, the speakers will lead lively debates and seek to challenge received wisdom to inspire new ways of thinking.

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