Entry in the IOC 1994
Born 23 April 1931
Games Participated 1952
Athlete profile
Professor Arne LJUNGQVIST




M.D. and Ph. D., Medical Faculty, Karolinska Institute (Sweden)


Associate Dean, Karolinska Institute (1972-1978); Prorector, Karolinska Institute (1977-1983); Chairman, Department of Pathology, Karolinska Hospital (1983-1992); Rector, Swedish University for Sports (1992-1996); President of the Swedish Cancer Society (1992-2001); Lord-in-Waiting to his Majesty the King of Sweden (1986-)

Sports career

Swedish Junior Champion – high jump, pole vault, javelin; Swedish Senior Champion – high jump; personal best 2.01 m; represented Sweden at the Olympic Games Helsinki 1952; was amongst the top three ranked high jumpers in Europe

Sports administration

Council member of the Swedish Athletic Association (1970-1973) then President (1973-1981); Council member of the Swedish Sports Confederation (1975-1989) then President (1989-2001); President of the Swedish Council of Sports Research (1980-1993); Member (1976-1981), Vice-President (1981-1999) then senior Vice-President (1999-2007) of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Council; Chairman of the IAAF Medical Commission (1980-2004); IOC Representative of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Foundation Board (1999-2007); Chairman of the WADA's Health, Medical and Research Committee (2000-2014); Member of WADA's Executive Committee (2003-2007); Vice-President of WADA (2008-2013)

Awards and distinctions

Doctor honoris causa in sciences by the University of Loughborough (Great Britain) (2009); 2009 IOC "Sport and the Fight against Doping" Trophy; Olympic Order in silver (2012)

IOC History

Member of the IOC from 1994 to 2011; Honorary Member since 2012; Member (1987-2003) then Chairman (2003-2014) of the Medical Commission