Secretary General

 

Adam Krzesiński

Adam Krzesiński has served as POC Secretary General since 2005. He is a member and promoter of the Polish Olympians Association. Mr Krzesiński has served as Vice-Chairman of the Polish Olympic Team at the Olympic Games (Beijing 2008, London 2012, Rio de Janeiro 2016), the Winter Olympics (Turin 2006, Vancouver 2010, Sochi 2014, PyeongChang 2018) and the European Games (Baku 2015, Minsk 2019). He is a member of the Task Force for the 3rd European Games Krakow and Malopolska 2023, and has been a POC delegate to the EOC and the ANOC since 2005. He was a member of the EOC Technical Committee in 2005-2009 and has been a member of the EOC Olympic Games Commission since 2009.

Mr. Krzesiński has advised the Parliamentary Commission on Physical Culture, Sports and Tourism, and served as Vice President of the Olympic Preparation Staff (Turin 2006, Beijing 2008, Vancouver 2010, PyeongChang 2018, Tokyo 2020). He was Vice-Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the Winter European Youth Olympic Festival Slask-Beskidy 2009.

Mr. Krzesiński graduated from the Józef Piłsudski Academy of Physical Education in Warsaw. He was an Olympic silver medallist (Atlanta 1996) and bronze medallist (Barcelona 1992) in the team foil event, world champion (La Chaux-de-Fonds 1998) and twice world vice-champion (Lyon 1990, Nîmes 2001), European champion (Gdansk 1997), and European vice-champion (Plovdiv 1998, Koblenz 2001). He has won numerous medals in the foil event in top-level competitions. He has been a activist for many years, and has worked as a sports coach and manager, and served as an International Fencing Federation judge. He has been awarded many titles and distinctions. After finishing an outstanding sports career, he was the director of the AZS-AWF Club in Warsaw in 2002-2005.

Adam Krzesiński assists in organizing and promoting national events to promote the POC, as well as events promoting the IOC and the EOC. He actively promotes meetings with the Polish diaspora during POC events, as well as publications dedicated to the memory of Poland’s most outstanding athletes and Olympic medallists. He was one of the initiators of the Piotr Nurowski Award for Best Athlete. Nurowski was a former POC President (2005-2010). He died tragically in the Smolensk air disaster. The award that bears his name is granted to Polish athletes of every generation. It is especially intended to support young athletes during and after their sports careers.

Mr Krzesiński’s efforts have been recognized repeatedly by the Polish Sport Federations. He was awarded the Medal for Outstanding Sports Achievements and named “Personality of Polish Sports 2019”.