Professor Ljunqvist next to the IOC President Jacques Rogge at a IOC Medical Committee meeting at the Vacouver 2011 Winter Olympics, Canada.
The International Olympic Committee, IOC
IOC is an international corporation based in Lausanne, Switzerland, created by Pierre de Coubertin on 23 June 1894 with Demetrios Vikelas as its first president. Today its membership consists of 205 national Olympic committees.
The IOC organizes the modern Olympic Games and Youth Olympic Games, held in summer and winter, every four years. The first summer Olympics organized by the IOC were held in Athens, Greece, in 1896. The first winter Olympics were held in Chamonix, France, in 1924. Until 1992, both summer and winter Olympics were held within the same year. After tha, the IOC shifted the winter Olympics to the even years between the summer games, to help space the planning of the two events two years apart from one another, and improve the financial balance of the IOC.
The first Summer Youth Olympics were held in Singapore in 2010 and the first Winter Youth Olympics are due to be held in Innsbruck in 2012.
The IOC Medical Commission 2010, Lausanne.
IOC Medical Committee chairmen:
2003 - date: Arne Ljungqvist, Sweden
1967 - 2003: Prince Alexandre de Mérode, Belgium
1961 - 1967: Baron Arthur Porritt, New Zeeland
2001 - date: Jacques Rogge, Belgium
1980 - 2001: Juan Antonio Samaranch, Spain
1972 - 1980: Lord Killanin, Ireland
1952 - 1972: Avery Brundage, USA
1942 - 1952: Johannes Sigfrid Edström, Sweden
1925 - 1942: Henri de Baillet-Latour, Belgium
1916 - 1919: Godefroy de Blonay, Switzerland
1896 - 1925: Pierre de Coubertin, France
1894 - 1896: Demetrios Vikelas, Greece
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