Denis Oswald

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Olympic medal record
Men's Rowing
Bronze 1968 Mexico City coxed fours
Denis Oswald in 2009.

Denis Oswald (born May 9, 1947) is a Swiss rower and sports official. He competed in the 1968, 1972, and 1976 Summer Olympics.

Career[edit]

In 1968 Oswald won the bronze medal as crew member of the Swiss boat in the coxed fours event. Four years later he finished eighth with the Swiss boat in the coxed fours competition. At the 1976 Games he was part of the Swiss boat which finished eighth in the quadruple sculls event.

Since 1989 Oswald is president of the International Rowing Federation. In 1991 he was elected to the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Since 2000 he is a member of the IOC's executive board and since 2005 he has been presiding over the IOC's coordination committee for the 2012 Summer Olympics.

Candidacy for IOC President[edit]

On May 24, 2013, Denis Oswald confirmed that he would run for President of the IOC. On September 10, 2013 at the 125th IOC Session in Buenos Aires, he lost the election to Thomas Bach. [1]

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