Former IOC member, Former President of the Danish Olympic Committee

Education

Civil engineer (1961). University of Horsens, Denmark.

 

Career

CEO and owner of a constructing and property firm (1963- ); Mortgage banker (1974-1997); Vice-President of Danish Pools and Lotto Company Ltd (1987-)

Sports practised

Swimming, water polo, football, handball, ice hockey, golf and skiing

Sports career

Kai was a swimmer and water polo player on national level in the late 50s and early 60s and has played in the Danish premier league in football (soccer), ice hockey and handball.

Sports administration

Member of the Executive Board (1967-1974), Vice-President (1974-1977) then President (1977-1983) of the Danish swimming and lifesaving federation; Member of the Executive Board (1978-1980), Vice-President (1980-1983) then President (1983-1992) of the Danish Sports Confederation; Vice-President (1983-1992) then President (1992-2007) of the Danish Olympic Committee; President of the International Masters Games Association (IMGA) (1992-).

He was heavily involved, on behalf of the Danish Olympic Committee, in the purchase of the IMGA from the initial owners, and also in inspiring and running the subsequent Games in Denmark (1989). Thereafter, he masterminded the transfer of the rights from the NOC Denmark to the International Federations at the GAISF Congress in Seoul, Korea.

IOC history

IOC Member from 2002-208; Member of the following Commissions: Sport for All (2002-2014), International Relations (2003-2014), Evaluation for the XXII Olympic Winter Games in 2014 (2006-2007), Congress 2009 (2007-).

Distinctions

Ridder af Dannebrog af 1. Grad

Languages

Danish, German and English

Next Games: Kansai 2021
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