Adolf Ogi

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Adolf Ogi
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President of Switzerland
In office
1 January 2000 – 31 December 2000
Preceded byRuth Dreifuss
Succeeded byMoritz Leuenberger
In office
1 January 1993 – 31 December 1993
Preceded byRené Felber
Succeeded byOtto Stich
Member of the Federal Council
In office
1 January 1988 – 31 December 2000
Preceded byLeon Schlumpf
Succeeded bySamuel Schmid
Vice President of Switzerland
In office
1 January 1999 – 31 December 1999
PresidentRuth Dreifuss
Preceded byRuth Dreifuss
Succeeded byMoritz Leuenberger
Personal details
Born (1942-07-18) 18 July 1942 (age 76)
Kandersteg, Switzerland
Political partySVP
Spouse(s)Katrin Marti
Children2
ResidenceGeneva, Switzerland
Ogi (left) greets William Cohen, then Secretary of Defence of the United States.

Adolf Ogi (born 18 July 1942) is a Swiss politician from the village of Kandersteg in the Swiss Alps.[1]

He was elected to the Swiss Federal Council on 9 December 1987,[2] as member of the Swiss People's Party from the Canton of Berne. He handed over office on 31 December 2000.[3]

During his time in office, he was in charge of the following departments:

He was President of the Confederation twice in 1993 and 2000.[6]

From 2001 to 2008, Ogi was a Special Adviser on Sport for Development and Peace to the United Nations Secretary-General.[7]

Ogi is today an ambassador for Peace and Sport, a Monaco-based international organization, committed to serving peace in the world through sport.[8][9]

Ogi was awarded an honorary doctorate by the European University.[10]

Ogi released a biography entitled Dölf Ogi: Statesman and Sportsman.[11][12]

Ogi recevied the Gold Olympic Order in the year 2000.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Curriculum vitae Adolf Ogi". parlament.ch. Archived from the original on 2015-01-24.
  2. ^ "Biography". premium-speakers.ch.
  3. ^ "Adolf Ogi". admin.ch. Archived from the original on 2014-05-19.
  4. ^ "Le Secrétaire général a nommé M. Adolf Ogi, ancien Président de la Suisse, Conseiller spécial pour le sport au service du développement et de la paix". un.org.
  5. ^ "The new Centennial - Legendary New Year's Speech of Minister Adolf Ogi (GER/Swiss)". myswissvideo.com.
  6. ^ "Adolf Ogi". gcint.org.
  7. ^ "The UN's Perspective on Sport & Development". sportanddev.org.
  8. ^ "Building Sustainable Peace Through Sport. Together". peace-sport.org. 29 December 2007.
  9. ^ "Adolf Ogi, ancien conseiller fédéral" [Adolf Ogi, former federal councillor]. soupe.rts.ch (in French). 3 June 2012. Archived from the original on 2014-05-19. Retrieved 2014-05-19.
  10. ^ "Launch of Adolf Ogi's Biography in English at United Nations HQ Geneva - a Great Success". prnewswire.com. 28 February 2014.
  11. ^ "Launch of Adolf Ogi's biograph in English at United Nations HQ Geneva - a great success". presseportal.ch. 28 February 2014.
  12. ^ "Launch of English-language biography of President Adolf Ogi: "Dölf Ogi: Statesman and Sportsman"". unog.ch. 14 February 2014.
  13. ^ "Gold Olympic Order awarded to Adolf Ogi". IOC. December 13, 2000. Retrieved 19 December 2011.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Leon Schlumpf
Member of the Swiss Federal Council
1988 – 2000
Succeeded by
Samuel Schmid