Mr Richard W. POUND, K.C., Ad. E.
McGill University (Canada) (Commerce 1962 and Law 1967) and Sir George Williams University (Canada) (Arts 1963); chartered accountant (1964); lawyer (1968)
Lawyer (King's Counsel); Fellow Chartered Professional Accountant (FCPA); author
Swimming, squash, tennis, golf
Olympic finalist at the Games of the XVII Olympiad in Rome in 1960 (100m freestyle [6th] and 4 x 100 m medley relay [4th]); gold medallist in 110 yards freestyle and silver medallist in 440 yards freestyle relay and in 880 yards freestyle relay at the 1962 Commonwealth Games; bronze medallist in 440 yards medley relay; Canadian Champion freestyle (1958, 1960, 1961, 1962) and butterfly (1961)
Secretary General (1968-1976) then President (1977-1982) of the Canadian Olympic Committee; Deputy Chef de Mission of the Canadian Olympic delegation in Munich (1972); former Secretary of the Canadian Squash Rackets Association; former member of the Pan-American Sports Organisation (PASO) Executive Commission and Legislative Commission; Chairman of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) (1999-2007); International Council of Arbitration for Sport (ICAS) (2007-); IOC Representative on the WADA Foundation Board (2008-)
Canadian Sports Hall of Fame; Canadian Swimming Hall of Fame; Canadian Amateur Athletic Hall of Fame; Quebec Sports Hall of Fame; Canadian Olympic Order (gold); International Swimming Hall of Fame; Golf Medallion Award (2002); Laureus Spirit of Sport Award (2008); Chancellor emeritus of McGill University (Canada)
IOC Member from 1978 to 2022; Member of the Executive Board (1983-1987, 1992-1996); Vice- President of the IOC (1987-1991, 1996-2000); Chairman of the following Commissions: Protection of the Olympic Games (1981-1983), Television Rights Negotiations (1983-2001), Marketing (1988-2001), Coordination for the Games of the XXVI Olympiad in Atlanta in 1996 (1991-1997), Olympic Games Study (2002-2003); Vice-Chairman of the Eligibility Commission (1990-1991); member of the following Commissions: Preparation of the XII Olympic Congress (1988-1989), Protection of the Emblems (1974-1977), Eligibility (1984-1987), Olympic Movement (1983-1991, 1992-1999), Programme (1985-1987), Juridical (1993-2015), Study of the Centennial Olympic Congress – Congress of Unity (1994-1996), Sport and Law (1995-2001 and 2014-2015), “IOC 2000” (Executive Committee, 1999), Marketing (2005-2021), Revenues and Commercial Partnerships (2022-), Olympic Philately, Numismatic and Memorabilia (2014-2015), Legal Affairs (2015-2018), Communications (2018-2021); Public Affairs and Corporate Communications (2022-); Chair of the boards of directors of Olympic Broadcasting Services S.A., Switzerland and S.L., Spain (2014-2018); Member of the Board of directors of Olympic Channel Services S.L., Spain (2015-2018); IOC Representative on International Council of Arbitration for Sport (2016-2018); Arbitrator, Court of Arbitration for Sport (1985-2006, 2018-); Future Host Commission for the Games of the Olympiad (2019-)