02 JUL 2002 General News

Lamine Diack

Lamine Diack (IAAF.org)Lamine Diack (IAAF.org) © Copyright

(SEN)
 
Date of birth 7 June 1933
Nationality Senegalese
Civil status Married, 15 children
Languages French, English 
 
Profession

Chief Inspector of Taxes and State Property
1995-2001
Past Chairman of the Board of the National Water Company "Société Nationale des Eaux" of Senegal (SONES)  
 
Positions held in the IAAF:
 
President since 8 November 1999
Senior Vice-President 1991-1999
Vice-President 1976-1991 
 
Positions held in his National and Area Federations: 
 
1973-2003
President of the African Amateur Athletic Confederation (AAAC) 
1963-1964
General Secretary of the Senegalese Athletic Federation
1974-1978
President of the Senegalese Athletic Federation
1978-to date
Honorary President of the Senegalese Athletic Federation 
 
Positions held in the Olympic Movement:
 
1999-to date
In his capacity as IAAF President, he was elected an International Olympic Committee Member at the Extraordinairy IOC Session held in Lausanne on 11 December 1999.
1985-2002
President of the National Olympic and Sport Committee of Senegal (CNOSS)
1974-date
Member of the National Olympic Committee of Senegal 
 
Past and present offices held:
 
1963-1964
Football Coach of the Foyer France Senegal
1964-1968
Technical Director of the national football team of Senegal
1969-1970
General Commissioner for Sport
1970-1973
Secretary of State for Youth and Sport
1973-1987
Member of Executive Committee of the Supreme Council for Sport in Africa (SCSA)
1974-1978 and 1994-date
President of the ASC DIARAAF
1978-1980
Chairman of the City Council (Mayor) of Dakar
1978-1993
Member of Parliament
1988-1993
Senior Vice-President (Deputy Speaker) of the Parliament of Senegal 
 
Active sports career:
 
1957-1960
French/West African Record Holder of long jump
1958
French Champion long jump (7.63m)
1959
French University Champion long jump (7.72m) 
 
Decorations/Distinctions

Grand Cordon of the Order of the Rising Sun (JPN) 
Grand Officier de l'Etoile Equatoriale (GAB)
Commander of Order of Good Hope (RSA)
Officiale di Grancroce (ITA)
Officier de la Médaille de la Reconnaissance Centrafricaine
Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur de la République Francaise
Médaille de l'Ordre du Nil de la République Arabe d'Egypte
Commandeur de l'Ordre National du Lion du Sénégal
Bernardo O'Higgins Medal 1st Degree, Chile
Order of the Officer Cross Budapest, Hungary
Olympic Order
Order of Merit IAAF
Order of Merit ACNO
Order of Merit SCSA
Order of Merit CAF