Octavian Morariu

Octavian Morariu (born August 7, 1961) is a Romanian former rugby union player and coach, and is currently the President of Rugby Europe.

Octavian Morariu
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Morariu in 2020
Birth nameOctavian Morariu
Date of birth (1961-08-07) August 7, 1961 (age 59)
Place of birthBucharest, Romania[1]
Height6 ft 4 in (193 cm)
Weight216 lb (98 kg)
SchoolGheorghe Lazăr National College
UniversityFacultatea de Căi ferate, Drumuri și Poduri[2]
Notable relative(s)Viorel Morariu (father)
Occupation(s)Mechanical engineer
Rugby union career
Position(s) Number Eight
Youth career
  Rugby Club Grivița Roșie
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
1987–1990
1987
ASPTT Paris
Barbarians
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National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1984–1985 Romania 2 (0)
Teams coached
Years Team
1991–1993 Paris Saint-Germain

He is the son of former Romania rugby union international Viorel Morariu and Cornelia Timoșanu a former volleyball player for Romania, which finished second at the 1956 FIVB Volleyball World Championship in France.[3] Octavian Morariu played as a Number Eight for Rugby Club Grivița Roșie as a youth and also for Barbarians. Morariu gathered 2 caps for Romania, from 1984 to 1985 without scoring.[4]

From 2001 to 2003 Morariu was president of Romanian Rugby Federation, and from 2004 to 2014 president of Romanian Olympic and Sports Committee. Since 2013 Morariu has served as the President of Rugby Europe, the governing body for rugby union in Europe. He was unanimously reelected for a second term in 2016.[5] In 2013, Morariu became a member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), he was a member of the International Relations Commission from 2014-2015 an is since 2015, a member of the Public Affairs and Social Development through Sport Commission. [6]

In 2013, Morariu became a member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), he was a member of the International Relations Commission from 2014-2015 an is since 2015, a member of the Public Affairs and Social Development through Sport Commission. [7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Octavian Morariu, preşedintele Comitetului Olimpic şi Sportiv Român: „Am intrat la facultate primul pe listă“
  2. ^ Octavian Morariu, de profesie învingător
  3. ^ ProSport, în vizită la familia Morariu (in Romanian)
  4. ^ Octavian Morariu Career Figures
  5. ^ OCTAVIAN MORARIU A FOST REALES PRESEDINTE AL RUGBY EUROPE
  6. ^ https://www.olympic.org/mr-octavian-morariu. Retrieved 22 February 2021. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  7. ^ "Octavian Morariu". The International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 22 February 2021.

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