Honorary President of the All-Russian Union of Public Associations “Russian Olympic Committee” (ROC)Leonid Tyagachev is the current President of the Russian Olympic Committee. Formerly First-Vice President of the Committee, Mr. Tyagachev was first elected to his current post in 2001, and later reelected in 2005.
In 1971, he was appointed Head Ski Coach of the Moscow Region and in 1976 became Head National Ski Coach of the USSR.
From 1995 to 1999 he served as the Sports and Tourism Minister of Russia. The recipient of numerous orders and medals, Mr. Tyagachev, as a teen, has also participated in both national and international ski competitions.