President of the Organising Committee for the Olympic Games

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The President of the Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games is the individual who is in charge of leading the Organizing Committee for each Olympic Games.

Lists of presidents[edit]

Summer Olympic Games[edit]

President Game Host City Year
Constantine I of Greece Games of the I Olympiad Kingdom of Greece Athens 1896
Pierre de Coubertin Games of the II Olympiad France Paris 1900
David R. Francis Games of the III Olympiad United States St. Louis 1904
Edward Battell Games of the IV Olympiad United Kingdom London 1908
Sigfrid Edström Games of the V Olympiad Sweden Stockholm 1912
Henri de Baillet-Latour Games of the VII Olympiad Belgium Antwerp 1920
Pierre de Coubertin Games of the VIII Olympiad France Paris 1924
Solko van den Bergh Games of the IX Olympiad Netherlands Amsterdam 1928
George Bryant Games of the X Olympiad United States Los Angeles 1932
Joseph Goebbels
Karl Ritter von Halt
Games of the XI Olympiad Nazi Germany Berlin 1936
Lord Burghley Games of the XIV Olympiad United Kingdom London 1948
Erik V. Frenckell Games of the XV Olympiad Finland Helsinki 1952
Wilfrid Kent Hughes Games of the XVI Olympiad Australia Melbourne 1956
Giulio Andreotti Games of the XVII Olympiad Italy Rome 1960
Daigoro Yasukawa (ja) Games of the XVIII Olympiad Japan Tokyo 1964
Pedro Ramírez Vázquez Games of the XIX Olympiad Mexico Mexico City 1968
Hans-Jochen Vogel Games of the XX Olympiad West Germany Munich 1972
Jean Doré Games of the XXI Olympiad Canada Montreal 1976
Konstantin Chernenko
(official representative Ignati Novikov (ru))
Games of the XXII Olympiad Soviet Union Moscow 1980
Peter Ueberroth Games of the XXIII Olympiad United States Los Angeles 1984
Kim Yong-shik
Roh Tae-woo
Park Seh-jik
Games of the XXIV Olympiad South Korea Seoul 1988
Pasqual Maragall Games of the XXV Olympiad Spain Barcelona 1992
Billy Payne Games of the XXVI Olympiad United States Atlanta 1996
Michael Knight Games of the XXVII Olympiad Australia Sydney 2000
Gianna Angelopoulos-Daskalaki Games of the XXVIII Olympiad Greece Athens 2004
Liu Qi Games of the XXIX Olympiad China Beijing 2008
Lord Coe Games of the XXX Olympiad United Kingdom London 2012
Carlos Arthur Nuzman Games of the XXXI Olympiad Brazil Rio de Janeiro 2016
Yoshirō Mori Games of the XXXII Olympiad Japan Tokyo 2020
Tony Estanguet Games of the XXXIII Olympiad France Paris 2024
Casey Wasserman Games of the XXXIV Olympiad United States Los Angeles 2028

Winter Olympic Games[edit]

President Game Host City Year
Pierre de Coubertin I Olympic Winter Games France Chamonix 1924
Edmund Schulthess II Olympic Winter Games Switzerland St Moritz 1928
William Stephens III Olympic Winter Games United States Lake Placid 1932
Joseph Goebbels IV Olympic Winter Games Nazi Germany Garmisch-Partenkirchen 1936
Alfred Schläppi
Heinrich Schläppi
V Olympic Winter Games Switzerland St. Moritz 1948
Haakon VII of Norway
Princess Astrid of Norway
Olaf Helset
VI Olympic Winter Games Norway Oslo 1952
Enrico Colli VII Olympic Winter Games Italy Cortina d'Ampezzo 1956
Prentis Cobb Hale VIII Olympic Winter Games United States Squaw Valley 1960
Bruno Kreisky IX Olympic Winter Games Austria Innsbruck 1964
Jean de Beaumont X Olympic Winter Games France Grenoble 1968
Kōgorō Uemura XI Olympic Winter Games Japan Sapporo 1972
Bruno Kreisky XII Olympic Winter Games Austria Innsbruck 1976
Rev. J. Bernard Fell XIII Olympic Winter Games United States Lake Placid 1980
Branko Mikulić XIV Olympic Winter Games Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Sarajevo 1984
Frank King XV Olympic Winter Games Canada Calgary 1988
Jean-Claude Killy XVI Olympic Winter Games France Albertville 1992
Gerhard Heiberg XVII Olympic Winter Games Norway Lillehammer 1994
Eishiro Saito (ja) XVIII Olympic Winter Games Japan Nagano 1998
Frank Joklik
Mitt Romney
XIX Olympic Winter Games United States Salt Lake City 2002
Valentino Castellani XX Olympic Winter Games Italy Turin 2006
John Furlong XXI Olympic Winter Games Canada Vancouver 2010
Dmitry Chernyshenko XXII Olympic Winter Games Russia Sochi 2014
Kim Jin-sun
Cho Yang-ho
Lee Hee-beom
XXIII Olympic Winter Games South Korea Pyeongchang 2018
Guo Jinlong
Cai Qi
XXIV Olympic Winter Games China Beijing 2022

Summer Youth Olympic Games[edit]

President Game Host City Year
Ng Ser Miang I Summer Youth Olympic Games Singapore Singapore 2010
Li Xueyong II Summer Youth Olympic Games China Nanjing 2014
Gerardo Werthein III Summer Youth Olympic Games Argentina Buenos Aires 2018

Winter Youth Olympic Games[edit]

President Game Host City Year
Richard Rubatscher I Winter Youth Olympic Games Austria Innsbruck 2012
Siri Hatlen II Winter Youth Olympic Games Norway Lillehammer 2016
Ian Logan III Winter Youth Olympic Games Switzerland Lausanne 2020

Other Offices Held[edit]

Presidents of the Olympic Organizing Committee have gone on to or have served in other high offices.

Joseph Goebbels who headed the organizing committees for the 1936 Winter Olympics and 1936 Summer Olympics served as Chancellor of Germany for one day in 1945 before committing suicide.

Elected Office[edit]

David R. Francis who headed the organizing committee for the 1904 Summer Olympics served as Governor of Missouri prior to heading the organizing committee. He later briefly served as the US Ambassador to Russia.

Following the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Mitt Romney ran for Governor of Massachusetts and was elected Governor with nearly 50% of the vote in the election. He served one term as governor. He was the Republican nominee for President of the United States in the 2012 Presidential Election but lost to then-incumbent President Barack Obama.

Yoshirō Mori who is the head of the organizing committee for the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo served as Prime Minister of Japan from 2000 to 2001.

Other Sporting Positions[edit]

Pierre de Coubertin who headed the organizing committees for the 1900 and 1924 Summer Olympics as well as the 1924 Winter Olympics was the founder of the modern Olympic movement and International Olympic Committee. He served as President of the International Olympic Committee from 1896 to 1925.

Peter Ueberroth who headed the organizing committee for the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles went on to serve as the Commissioner of Baseball from 1984 to 1989.

Sebastian Coe who headed the organizing committee for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London is now serving as the President of the International Association of Athletics Federations. He had also served as the Chairman of the British Olympic Association from 2012 to 2016.


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