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Denis Oswald, Executive Member of the International Olympic Committee, speaks at De Montfort Univers

Executive Member of the International Olympic Committee

Denis Oswald was born in Neuchâtel , Switzerland, in May 1947 and studied at Universities in Switzerland and the UK. He is a lawyer, a judge at the Court or Arbitration for Sport and a professor at Neuchâtel University. He is also Director of the International Centre for Sport Studies, which co-ordinates the FIFA Master Course taught jointly by De Montfort University Leicester, Bocconi University Milano, and Neuchâtel University. He was President of the Bar in Neuchâtel.

Denis has been Secretary General and is now President of the International Rowing Federation as well as holding key positions within a large number of other sporting bodies, including the Association of International Olympics Federation. He became a member of the International Olympic Committee in 1991 and of its Executive Board in 2000 and has had many important roles within the committee including Chairman of the Co-ordination Commission for the XXVIII Olympiad, Athens 2004, Chairman of the Co-ordination Commission for the Games of the XXX Olympiad, London 2012 and Vice-Chairman of the Eligibility Commission (1992-1998).

Denis is himself an accomplished sportsman having been 13 times National Champion and have participated in three Olympic Games as a (with a bronze medal as best result). He was also a runner, skier and ice-hockey player.


Mr Denis Oswald | talks


Date and Time:

3 December 2008 at 6:00 pm


1 hour



Hawthorn Building, De Montfort University
De Montfort University
The Gateway
0116 257 7452
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