The ceremony of awarding a honorary doctorate to the President of the Polish Olympic Committee in Kiev
Prof. h.c. dr h.c. Andrzej Kraśnicki, MBA, for many years the President of the Polish Olympic Committee and the Polish Handball Federation, was awarded the honorary doctorate (Doctor Honoris Causa) by the National University of Physical Education and Sports of Ukraine in Kiev. The ceremony was attended by prof. dr hab. Paweł Czarnecki, MBA, DBA, LL.M, MPH Dr. h.c., the Provost of Collegium Humanum and member of the Polish Olympic Committee Marketing Commission.
The honorary title was awarded to President Andrzej Kraśnicki in recognition of his efforts to spread the Olympic ideas, his commitment to the development of Polish and international sports, his sports diplomacy as well as his efforts to build neighbourly relations between Poland and Ukraine.
Apart from our Provost, the ceremony was attended by other distinguished guests, among them: Vadim Cutzeit – Minister of Sports in Ukraine, Piotr Nowacki – advisor to the President of the Republic of Poland, Tomasz Poręba – Member of the European Parliament, Rafał Szlachta – President of the Polish Tourist Organization, prof. Andrzej Rokita – Rector of the Academy of Physical Education in Wrocław, prof. Marek Krawczyk – Rector of the Medical University in Warsaw (2008-2016), Jacek Sutryk – Mayor of Wrocław, dr h.c. Marian Dymalski, MBA, DBA, Member of the AZS Board, Vice-President of FISU and member of the Collegium Humanum Council, as well as many representatives of the Ukrainian and Polish Olympic Committees and Handball Federations.
President Andrzej Kraśnicki has been a member of the Management Board of the Polish Olympic Committee since 2006, and he has been its President since 2010. He also sits on the Executive Council of the World Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) and, until the beginning of 2021, also on the Board of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). In the period of 2002-2005, President Kraśnicki headed the Polish Confederation of Sports. In the years of 2006-2021, he was the president of the Polish Handball Federation – currently he is its honorary president.
In 2020, Collegium Humanum – in recognition of his contribution to the Polish sports and culture – awarded President Andrzej Kraśnicki with the title of Professor Honoris Causa.
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