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Vitali Smirnov Wikipedia
Vitali Georgyevich Smirnov (Russian: Виталий Георгиевич Смирнов) (born 14 February 1935) is a former Russian member of the International Olympic Committee.
1970—1975 — First Vice-Minister of Sport of the USSR;
1981—1990 — Minister of Sport of the Russian Federation
1975—1981 — Executive President of the Organising Committee of the Games of the XXII Olympiad in Moscow in 1980.
1990—1992 — USSR National Olympic Committee President.
1992—2001 — Russian National Olympic Committee President.
1974—1978, 1986—1990 — Member of the Executive Board of the IOC;
1978—1982, 1990—1994, 2001—2005 — Vice-President of the IOC ;
1992—1998 — Chairman of the Eligibility Commission;
1978—1982, 1991—1995, 2003—2004 — member of the Council of the Olympic Order.Order of Merit for the Fatherland;
2nd class (19 April 2001) - for outstanding contribution to the development of physical culture and sports, high achievements in sports at the Games of the XXVII Olympiad in Sydney in 2000
3rd class (26 August 1996) - for services to the state and the great personal contribution to the development of national sport
4th class (22 April 2010) - for great contribution to the development of national sports and public activities
Order of Honour (22 April 1994) - for high athletic achievement at the XVII Olympic Winter Games in 1994
Order of the Red Banner of Labour (1985)
Order of Friendship of Peoples (1980)
Order of the Badge of Honour, three times (1966, 1970 and 1976)
Gratitude of the President of the Russian Federation (6 August 2007) - for active participation in efforts to ensure the victory of the application of Sochi to host the XXII Winter Olympic and XI Paralympic Winter Games in 2014
Order "Polar Star" (Yakutia, 3 July 2008) - for outstanding service to the Olympic movement and the national sport, a great contribution to the development of youth sports, and the establishment of an International Sports Games "Children of Asia" in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia)
Badge "For Services to Moscow" (14 February 2005) - for his great personal contribution to the international Olympic movement and sport in Moscow
Badge "For Services to the Moscow Region" (21 March 2007)
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