TYAGACHEV Leonid VasilievichDate of birth

October 10, 1946

Place of birth

Moscow Region, Dmitrov district, village Dedenevo


  • Graduated from the Moscow Regional Teachers College (1973)
  • Completed а training course at the Alpine Ski School in Austria, where he received a Professional Instructor and Coach license (1971-1975)

Work place and occupation

  • Honorary President of the Russian Olympic Committee (since 2010)
  • Member of the Federation Council of the Rostov Region (since 2006)
  • Vice-President of the International Ski Federation (since 2006)
  • Member of the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee and the State Corporation “Olympstroy” Supervisory Councils (since 2007)

Accumulated period of work in the field of sport

  • In 1971, he was appointed Head Alpine Ski Coach of the Moscow Region
  • In 1976, he was appointed Head Coach of the USSR National Alpine Ski Team. Before that he worked as a personal coach with a several alpine skiers and helped them improve their qualification up to the level of a National team. He trained popular foreign alpine skiers, took part in planning and organizing the major international competitions in this sport in many countries
  • From 1995 till 1999 he was a Chairman of the State Committee for Sports
  • From 1999 till 2001 he was the First Vice-President of the Russian Olympic Committee
  • He was the Head of the the Alpine Skiing and Snowboard Federation of Russia until 2007, and now he is an Honorary President of that Federation
  • On July 18, 2001, he was unanimously elected President of the Russian Olympic Committee. On December 22, 2005 he was re-elected President of the ROC. In 2009 he was elected President for the third time
  • He is one of the authors of the Winter Sports Development program in Sochi. Also he was among those who proposed Sochi as a Host city for the Winter Olympic games 2014

Sport titles

  • He attended a specialized Alpine Ski School since he was seven years old, participated in All-Soviet Union and All-Russian competitions, became a Master of Sports of the USSR, won the USSR championships, was a member of a Country’s National Team, took part in top competitions till he was 25 years old
  • As part of a nonprofessional football team he became a winner of the USSR Championship among the Amateur Teams and was awarded the title Master of Sports of the USSR


  • At the end of the season 1980-1981 he was declared the best FIS (International Ski Federation) Alpine Ski coach
  • Honored worker of physical culture of Russian Federation (2007)
  • Order of Friendship of Peoples (1994)
  • Order of Honor (1999)
  • Order For Merits Before Fatherland, Degree III (2005) and Degree IV (2001)
  • Silver IOC Olympic Order (2006)
  • Medal “In memory of 850 years Moscow” (1997)
  • National Award “Russian citizen of the year” (2006, 2008)