SMIRNOV Vitaly

SMIRNOV Vitaly GeorgievichDate of birth

February 14, 1935

Education

Graduated from the State Central Order of Lenin Institute of Physical Education (1958)

Place of employment and position held

  • Member of the International Olympic Committee
  • Honorary President of the Russian Olympic Committee and a member of the Creative Academy
  • Member of the Russian Union of Journalists

Work experience in the field of sport

  • Instructor, Head of the Department for Physical Culture and Sports, Second and then First Secretary of the AULYCL MC (1958-1968)
  • First Secretary of the Pushkin party committee (1968-1970)
  • Deputy, First Deputy Chairman of the USSR State Committee for Sports (1970-1975)
  • Chairman of the USSR Water Polo Federation (1962-1972)
  • First Deputy Chairman of the 1980 Olympics Organizing Committee (1975-1981)
  • Chairman of the State Committee of the RSFSR for Physical Culture and Sports (1981-1990)
  • Chairman of the USSR Olympic Committee (1990-1992)
  • Chairman of the Russian Olympic Committee (1992-2001)
  • Member of the International Olympic Committee (since 1971), Member of the IOC Executive Committee (1974-1978, 1986-1990), Vice-President of the IOC (1978-1982, 1990-1994, 2001 till present), Chairman of the IOC Admission Commission (1992-1998) and of the Olympic Program Commission (1983-1991)
  • Member of the Presidential Council for Physical Culture and Sports
  • Honorary President of the Russian Olympic Committee (since 2001)

Honours

  • Order of the Badge of Honour (1966, 1970, 1976)
  • Order of Friendship of Peoples (1980)
  • Order of the Red Banner of Labour (1985)
  • Order of Honour (1994)
  • Order For Merits Before Fatherland, Degree III (1996), Degree II (2001) and Degree IV (2010)
  • He has many foreign State Awards and International Sports Organizations Awards