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President - IWUF

About IWUF

President

Mr. YU Zaiqing

BIRTHDAY

  • Born: April 26, 1951

TITLES

  • President of International Wushu Federation (IWUF) (2003-)
  • Vice President of International Olympic Committee (IOC) (2008-2012; 2014-)

CAREER

  • (1999-2011) Vice-Minister in charge of the General Administration of Sport
  • (1995-1999) Assistant to Governor of the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region of China
  • (1993-1995) Director General of the General Office of the State Commission for Physical Culture and Sport
  • (1991-1993) General Manager of the China Sports Development Co. Ltd.
  • (1975-1991) Administrator, State Commission for Physical Culture and Sport

SPORTS ADMINISTRATION

  • Chinese Olympic Committee Vice-President (1999-)
  • Executive Vice-President of the Organising Committee for the Games of the XXIX Olympiad Beijing 2008 (BOCOG) (2002-2008)
  • Vice-President of All-China Sports Federation (1999-2014)
  • President of Chinese Rowing Association (2006-2008)
  • President of Chinese Automobile Association (2006-2015)
  • President of Chinese Sporting Goods Federation (2001-2005)
  • President of Wushu Federation of Asia (2006-2014)
  • President of the Formula 1 World Championship Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai (2004)
  • Central Board member of International Basketball Federation (FIBA) (2006-2010)
  • Executive Vice-President of Asian Cycling Confederation (1989-1993)
  • Vice-President of the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) (2003-)
  • Chef de Mission of the Chinese Delegation to Games of the XXVI Olympiad Sydney 2000
  • Deputy Chef de Mission of the Chinese Delegation of the XIX Olympic Winter Games Salt Lake City 2002, of the XXVIII Olympiad Athens 2004, of the XX Olympic Winter Games Turin 2006, of the XXIX Olympiad Beijing 2008
  • Member of the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) (2002-2014); ANOC Vice President (2014-)

AWARDS AND DISTINCTIONS

  • Doctor Honoris Causa, West Alabama University (United States of America)

IOC HISTORY

  • Elected as Vice-President of a National Olympic Committee
  • Member of the Executive Board (2004-2008)
  • IOC Vice-President (2008-2012, then 2014-)
  • Member of the following Commissions: International Relations (2002-2013), Radio and Television (2005-2013), Coordination for the Games of the XXX Olympiad London 2012 (2005-2012)
  • 2009 Olympic Congress (2006-2009), Marketing (2012-2013), Coordination for the XXIII Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 (2011-), Coordination for the Games of the XXXII Olympiad Tokyo 2020 (2014-), TV Rights and New Media (2014-2015), Nominations (2014-2015), Olympic Channel (2015-), IOC Members Election (2015-), Marketing (2015-)
  • Delegate Member for Broadcast rights – Asia except MENA (2015-)

News from the President

  • February 25, 2019

    8th WKFC - Yu Zaiqing Greeting

  • November 24, 2018

    15th World Wushu Championships Logo and Mascot Announced

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