Mrs Lingwei LI

Entry in the IOC 2012
Born 07 January 1964
Ms Li Lingwei

Mrs Lingwei LI

CHN

Education

Doctor of Physical Education, Beijing Sport University, China

Career

Deputy Director, International Relations Department of the Organising Committee for the Games of the XXIX Olympiad Beijing 2008 (BOCOG) (2003-2008);  Deputy Director-General, Table Tennis and Badminton Administrative Centre of General Administration of Sport of China (2008-2010); Deputy Director-General (2010-2015) and then Director General (2015-2017), Tennis Administrative Centre of General Administration of Sport of China; Representative of the Chinese People’s Congress (1998-2003, 2013-); Member of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (2003-2008); Member of the Standing Committee of the Chinese People's Congress (2013-2018)

Sports practised

Tennis, golf, swimming

Sports career

13 times world badminton championship titles, 48 gold medals in international and national badminton competitions (1980-1989)

Sports administration

Vice-President of the Chinese Badminton Association (2002-2017); member of the Executive Board of the Badminton World Federation (BWF) (2002-2017); member of the Executive Board (2004-2017) and then Vice President (2017-) of the Chinese Olympic Committee; Deputy Chair of the International Relations Commission of the BWF (2009-2017); Vice-Chair of the Women’s Commission of the BWF (2009-2017); Member of the Beijing Olympic City Development Association (BODA) (2009-); Vice-President of the Chinese Tennis Association (2012-2017)

Awards and distinctions

Four-time elected to ‘The Top Ten Athletes’ in China; Two-time on the list of ‘The Top Ten Coaches’ in China; Distinguished Service Award of the World Badminton Federation (BWF); Hall of Fame of the BWF; Medal of Honor of the World Labor Day in China; Medal of Honor of the Women’s Day in China; Numerous medals of honor at national level for athletic achievements; ‘Women and Sport Award’ of the IOC

IOC History

Member (2013-2017), Interim Chair (2017-2018) then Chair (2018-) of the Coordination Commission for the 3rd Summer Youth Olympic Games Buenos Aires 2018; Member of the following Commissions: Olympic Programme (2007-), Entourage (2014-2015), Olympic Solidarity (2014-); Audit Committee (2017-), Coordination for the Games of the XXXIII Olympiad Paris 2024 (2017-), Evaluation for the Youth Olympic Games 2022 (2018), Coordination for the Youth Olympic Games Dakar 2022 (2018-), Future Host Commission for the Games of the Olympiad (2019-)