Mr Richard W. POUND, K.C., Ad. E.

Entry in the IOC 1978
Born 22 March 1942
Games Participated 1960
Athlete profile
Richard W. POUND
Mr Richard W. POUND, Q.C., Ad.E.

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

Sports practised

Swimming, squash, tennis, golf

Sports career

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)

Sports administration

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-)

Awards and distinctions

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 History

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-)