Mr Vitaly SMIRNOV

Born 14 February 1935
Mr Vitaly SMIRNOV

Mr Vitaly SMIRNOV

RUS

Education

Academy of Physical Education and Sport; University of Social Sciences, Moscow (Russian Federation)

Career

First Vice-Minister of Sport of the USSR (1970-1975); Minister of Sport of the Russian Federation (1981-1990); Various obligations in sport and physical education organisations

Sports practised

Swimming, water polo, tennis, boxing

Sports career

Member of the USSR Masters’ water polo team

Sports administration

Executive President of the Organising Committee of the Games of the XXII Olympiad Moscow 1980 (1975- 1981); USSR National Olympic Committee President (1990-1992); President (1992-2001) then Honorary President (2001-) of the Russian Olympic Committee; Board member of the International Olympic Truce Foundation (IOTF) (2012-)

Publications

Numerous articles on physical education, sport and Olympic issues

Awards and distinctions

Olympic Order (2015)

IOC History

Member of the IOC from 1971 to 2015; Honorary Member since 2016; Member of the Executive Board (1974-1978, 1986-1990); Vice- President of the IOC (1978-1982, 1990-1994, 2001-2005); Chair of the Eligibility Commission (1992-1998); member of the following Commissions: Olympic Programme (1972-1978) then Chair (1983- 1991), Olympic Solidarity (1973-1975), Tripartite (1979-1982), Council of the Olympic Order (1978-1982, 1991-1995, 2003-2004), Olympic Movement (1986-1990, 1991-1995), preparation of the XII Olympic Congress – Congress of Unity (1992-1994), International Relations (2002-2015), IOC 2000 Reform Follow-up (2002), Remuneration Working Group (2004-2005), 2009 Congress (2006-2009), Public Affairs and Social Development through Sport (2015-2016)