HSH the Sovereign Prince ALBERT II

Born 14 March 1958
Games Participated 1988, 1992, 1994, 1998, 2002
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Albert GRIMALDI HSH the Sovereign Prince ALBERT II
MON
HSH the Sovereign Prince ALBERT II

HSH the Sovereign Prince ALBERT II

MON

Education

Lycée Albert 1er, Monaco, graduated 1976; Amherst College, Massachusetts (United States of America); graduated in Political Sciences, 1981

Career

Sub-lieutenant in the French Navy (1981-1982) then lieutenant; President of the Monegasque Red Cross; Vice-President of the Princess Grace Foundation (1982-); management trainee, Wells Rich and Greene, advertising and public relations agency, New York (1983); management trainee, Morgan Guaranty Bank, New York (1983); management trainee, LVMH Group, Paris (1984-1985); management trainee, Rogers and Wells, international law firm, New York (1985); President of the Television Festival of Monte-Carlo; Chairman of Economic Study Group Monaco (1993-), Head of the delegation of Monaco at the United Nations General Assembly (1993-)

Sports practised

Athletics, rowing, football, handball, judo, swimming, tennis, padel, equestrian, squash, golf, windsurfing, fencing, volleyball, beach volleyballbobsleigh, skiing, modern pentathlon

Sports career

Member of the winning handball team in district championships (1972-1973); black belt, 1st Dan in judo; Academy champion in 4 x 100 m freestyle swimming (1972-1973); participated in bobsleigh at the Olympic Winter Games Calgary 1988, Albertville 1992, Lillehammer 1994, Nagano 1998 and Salt Lake City 2002

Sports administration

President of the Monegasque Swimming (1984-), and Athletics (1984-) Federations and of the Monaco Yacht Club (1985-); creator of the Monaco-New York TransAtlantic race; head of the Monegasque delegation to the Games of the XXIII Olympiad Los Angeles 1984; founder President of the Monegasque Federations of Bobsleigh, Luge and Skeleton (1987-); and of the Modern Pentathlon (1999-); President of the Monaco National Olympic Committee (1994-); Honorary President of the International Union of Modern Pentathlon (UIPM); Honorary President of the International Athletics Foundation; member of the Honorary Board of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC); Patron of the World Olympians Association; Board member of the International Olympic Truce Foundation (IOTF) (2012-)

IOC History

Chair of the following Commission: Sport and Environment (2014-2015), Sustainability and Legacy (2015-); Vice-Chair (1989-2008), then Honorary Member (2008-2015) of the Athletes’ Commission; Member of the following Commissions: Cultural (1990-1992), Coordination for the Games of the XXVI Olympiad in 1996 in Atlanta (1991-1996), Eligibility (1997-1998), Marketing (1998-2001), Nominations (2000-2006), Coordination for the XX Olympic Winter Games Turin 2006 (2000-2006), International Relations (2014-2015), Public Affairs and Social Development through Sport (2015-2017)