Adolf Ogi

Adolf Ogi
President of Switzerland
In office
1 January 2000  31 December 2000
Preceded by Ruth Dreifuss
Succeeded by Moritz Leuenberger
In office
1 January 1993  31 December 1993
Preceded by René Felber
Succeeded by Otto Stich
Member of the Federal Council
In office
1 January 1988  31 December 2000
Preceded by Leon Schlumpf
Succeeded by Samuel Schmid
Vice President of Switzerland
In office
1 January 1999  31 December 1999
President Ruth Dreifuss
Preceded by Ruth Dreifuss
Succeeded by Moritz Leuenberger
Personal details
Born (1942-07-18) 18 July 1942
Kandersteg, Switzerland
Political party SVP
Spouse(s) Katrin Marti
Children 2
Residence Geneva, Switzerland
Religion Swiss Reformed
Ogi (left) greets William Cohen, then Secretary of Defence of the United States.

Adolf Ogi (born 18 July 1942) is a Swiss politician from the village of Kandersteg in the Swiss Alps.[1]

He was elected to the Swiss Federal Council on 9 December 1987,[2] as member of the Swiss People's Party from the Canton of Berne. He handed over office on 31 December 2000.[3]

During his time in office, he was in charge of the following departments:

He was President of the Confederation twice in 1993 and 2000.[6]

From 2001 to 2008, Ogi was a Special Adviser on Sport for Development and Peace to the United Nations Secretary-General.[7]

Mr Ogi is today an Ambassador for Peace and Sport, a Monaco-based international organization, committed to serving peace in the world through sport.[8][9]

Adolf Ogi holds a Doctor Honoris Causa from European University.[10]

Mr. Adolf Ogi released a biography called "Dölf Ogi: Statesman and Sportsman".[11][12]


  1. "Curriculum vitae Adolf Ogi". External link in |journal= (help)
  2. "Biography". External link in |journal= (help)
  3. "Adolf Ogi". External link in |journal= (help)
  4. "Le Secrétaire général a nommé M. Adolf Ogi, ancien Président de la Suisse, Conseiller spécial pour le sport au service du développement et de la paix". External link in |journal= (help)
  5. "The new Centennial - Legendary New Year's Speech of Minister Adolf Ogi (GER/Swiss)". External link in |journal= (help)
  6. "Adolf Ogi". External link in |journal= (help)
  7. "The UN's Perspective on Sport & Development". External link in |journal= (help)
  8. "Building Sustainable Peace Through Sport. Together". 29 December 2007. External link in |journal= (help)
  9. "Adolf Ogi, ancien conseiller fédéral". 3 June 2012. External link in |journal= (help)
  10. "Launch of Adolf Ogi's Biography in English at United Nations HQ Geneva - a Great Success". 28 February 2014. External link in |journal= (help)
  11. "Launch of Adolf Ogi's biograph in English at United Nations HQ Geneva - a great success". 28 February 2014. External link in |journal= (help)
  12. "Launch of English-language biography of President Adolf Ogi: "Dölf Ogi: Statesman and Sportsman"". 14 February 2014. External link in |journal= (help)

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Political offices
Preceded by
Leon Schlumpf
Member of the Swiss Federal Council
1988 2000
Succeeded by
Samuel Schmid
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