Mr Issa HAYATOU

Entry in the IOC 2001
Born 09 August 1946
Mr Issa HAYATOU

Mr Issa HAYATOU

CMR

Education

Professional aptitude certificate in physical and sports education, Yaoundé University (1973)

Career

Physical education and sports teacher; teacher coordinator at the Lycée Leclerc in Yaoundé (1973-1974), National Sports Director (1982-1988)

Sports practised

Athletics, basketball, football

Sports career

From 1964 to 1971, national 400m and 800m champion, member of the national basketball team, player in the university football team; member of the national athletics team at the 1st African Games in Brazzaville, in 1965

Sports administration

Secretary General (1974-1983), Vice-President (1984-1986) then President (1986-1988) of the Cameroon Football Federation; member of the Executive Committee then President of the African Football Confederation (CAF) (1988-); member of the Executive Committee of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) (1990); Vice-President of FIFA (1992-); Chairman of the Organizing Committee for the FIFA World Cup in South Africa , Chairman of the Organising Committee for the FIFA Confederation Cup, President of the Organising Committee for the Olympic Football Tournaments (1992-2006), member of the FIFA Organising Committee for the World Cup (1992-) and the FIFA Commission for Strategic Studies; several times head of the Cameroon sports delegation; first Vice-President of the Association of African Sports Confederations (AASC); Board member of the Cameroon National Olympic Committee

Awards and distinctions

Holder of several national and international honorific distinctions

IOC History

Member of the IOC from 2001 to 2016; Honorary Member since 2017; Member of the following Commissions: Women and Sport (1996-2015), Coordination for the Games of the XXIX Olympiad in Beijing in 2008 (2002-2008), Women in Sport (2015-2017)