Abby Hoffman (CAN)


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Date of birth 11 February 1947
Nationality Canadian
Civil status Single
Languages English, French
Senior Government Administrator
Position held in the IAAF
IAAF Council Member since 1995
Active sports career:
1963 - 1975
Medallist in four consecutive Pan American Games at 800m, including gold in 1963 and 1971
1964 - 1976
Competed in four Olympic Games reaching the finals in the 800 metres in 1968 and 1972
Commonwealth Games gold medal at 880 yds
Flag bearer for Canada for the Olympic Games in Montreal, Canada

Past and present offices held:
First Canadian female elected to the Executive Committee of the Canadian Olympic Association
Named an Officer of the Order of Canada.
1987 - 1995
IAAF Women’s Committee Member
* Frequently attended IAAF Congress
* Frequent keynote speaker at national and international conferences and author of books and articles on many aspects of sport including women in sport, high performance sport, athletes’ rights, athletics in developing countries, the campaign against doping
1987 - 1995
* Director General of Sports Canada, Federal government sport agency from 1981 - 1991 - annual budget in excess of 55 million dollars.
* Presently Director General of Women’s Health Bureau - Federal Health Ministry
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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)