Gianni Gola ( ITA )


Gianni Gola
Date of birth 22 May 1946
Nationality Italian
Civil status Married
Languages Italian, English, French, some Spanish
Colonel of “Guardia di Finanza”
Position held in the IAAF
Council Member since 2001
Position held in National Federation
President of FIDAL
Active Sports Career
Scholarship holder at the prestigious National School of Track and Field of the Italian Olympic Committee (Formia). Italian Junior champion and record holder (hammer throw) and several times member of the Junior Italian National Team.

Additional Information:

First class degree in “Political Science” at the “La Sapienza” University of Rome.
1972-to date   Commander in office of the Central Sporting Organization “Fiamme Gialle”
Colonel of “Guardia di Finanza” (Tax and Customs Police Corp)

Sports Administration
1975-1989  President of FIDAL Regional Committee - Lazio
1989-2004 President of the Italian Athletic Federation
1989-to date Member of the National Council of the Italian Olympic Committee
1991-93 / 1997-99  Member of the Italian Olympic Committee Executive Board
1999- to date Council member of the European Athletic Association
2000 Nominated by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as member of the “International Olympic Truce Foundation” 
Professional Career
In the Military Field
1972-1995 Team captain and Chief of mission of the Italian athletic military team
1986- to date Involved with important tasks in CISM (International Military Sport Council), at present the only International Military Sport Organisation, with 122 Country Members.
1994     Member of the CISM Executive Board (1994).
1995     Executive Director of the “First Military World Games”
1996     CISM Vice President for Europe
1998 – to date President of CISM
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President (8 November 1999 -)
Lamine Diack (SEN)

Senior Vice President
Dr Arne Ljungqvist (SWE)

Vice Presidents
Dapeng Lou (CHN)
Dr. Helmut Digel (GER)
Amadeo Francis (PUR)

Honorary Treasurer
H Robert H Stinson (GBR)

General Secretary
Istvan Gyulai (HUN)

William Bailey (AUS)
Sergey Bubka (UKR)
Leonard Chuene (RSA)
Nawal El Moutawakel - Bennis (MAR)
Alpheus Finlayson (BAH)
R. Gesta De Melo (BRA)
Gianni Gola (ITA)
Robert Hersh (USA)
Abby Hoffman (CAN)
A. Juantorena Danger (CUB)
Suresh Kalmadi (IND)
Isaiah Kiplagat (KEN)
Neville McCook (JAM)
C. Moreno Bravo (MEX)
José Maria Odriozola (ESP)
Jung-Ki Park (KOR)
Jean Poczobut (FRA)
Jamel Simohamed (ALG)
Igor Ter-Ovanesian (RUS)
Taizo Watanabe (JPN)
Hansjörg Wirz (SUI)