Born 23 April 1931
Games Participated 1952
Althlete profile
Arne LJUNGQVIST Arne Ljungqvist
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