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Name: Ioan TIRIAC Born: May 9, 1939, Brasov, Romānia Nationality: Romanian
Education: Institute for Physical Culture Bucharest Diploma: Physical Education Teacher Professional titles: Merited Master of Sport Languages spoken: English, French, Italian, German, Spanish. Present position: President of the Romanian Olympic Committee.
Professional career and managerial activity:
1972 - 1983 - Coach, manager, promoter
1983 up to the present:
- Coach and manager of famous tennis players, such as: Ilie Nastase, Guillermo Villas, Henri Leconte, Boris Becker, Mary Joe Fernandez, Anke Huber and Goran Ivanisevic. Sports promoter in the U.S.A. and Europe and technical consultant of many companies in the same field.
- Manager of the first class ATP and WTA tennis tournaments, such as: Eurocard Open, Ausrian Open, Italian Open, Faber Grand Prix and Open Rom nia.
- Adviser, coordinator and policy maker of the ATP World Championships organized in Hannover by Expo 2000 (World Business Exhibition) for the period 1996 - 2000.
- Adviser of the German Tennis Federation for the organization of the Davis Cup events in Germany.
- Holder and marketer-wiht Rupert Murdock (News International) - of the broadcasting rights of the last three World Swimming Championships.
- Investor and businessman.
Sports participation: (1964-1972)
Member of the National Ice Hockey team, representing Romania at the Winter Olympic Games Innsbruck 1964.
150 participations as a tennis player in the Davis Cup, including 3 Cup Finals, together with Ilie Nastase.
9 times Romania's National Champion.
40 international titles in tennis competitions, in single and double events.
Sports administration: Honorary President of the Romanian Tennis Federation
Decorations: The "Work Merit Order" First Class
Address: c/o Romanian Olympic Committee, str. Otetari nr. 2, 70206 Bucharest, Romānia.
Ion Tiriac is one of the most intelligent sportsman because he knew how to invest his money gained from sport competitions.
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