Mr Shagdarjav MAGVAN

Entry in the IOC 1977
Born 20 August 1927
Mr Shagdarjav MAGVAN

Mr Shagdarjav MAGVAN



Diploma of the Faculty of Philology of the State University of Mongolia


Professor of philology and Mongolian literature (1953-1957); teacher (1946-1953) then secondary school headmaster (1957-1958); Secretary of the Party Committee (1958-1960); Vice-Director of the Department of the Party Central Committee (1960-1965); General Secretary of the Central Soviet of Trade Unionists of Mongolia and President of the Central Committee of Culture and Education workers’ trade union (1965-1969); director and CEO of a porcelain factory (1978-1991); three times elected parliamentary representative

Sports administration

President of the NOC (1969-1979) and of the Central Council of the Union for Physical Education and Sports (1969-1978); member of the NOC Executive Board (1965-); President-founder of the National Olympic Academy (1996-); founder of the National Olympic Museum (1987) and Library (1984); head of the Mongolian delegation to the Olympic Winter Games in Sapporo (1972), Sarajevo (1984), Calgary (1988) and Lillehammer (1994) and to the Games of the Olympiad in Munich (1972) and Montreal (1976); Honorary Doctorate of the Mongolian University for physical culture and sport; Advisory Council Member of the WTF (1998-); President of the Mongolian Society of Olympic History (2009-)


More than ten books, including "Fuego Eterno", published in 1995, on the centenary of the Olympic Movement (2001); series of brochures for Olympic Education (2001-2006)

Awards and distinctions

Centennial Olympic Movement Trophy (1994); Olympic Solidarity Cup (1995); Order of Merit of Mongolian State and other countries’governmental organisations; Cultural Merit of Mongolia (2003); Olympic Order (2008)

IOC History

Member of the IOC from 1977 to 2007; Honorary Member since 2007