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The National Olympic Committee of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (Russian: Национальный Олимпийский комитет Союза Советских Социалистических Республик – НОК СССР) was the government-funded organization representing the Soviet Union in the International Olympic Committee. The NOC USSR organized Soviet participation at the Summer and Winter Olympic Games. The International Olympic Committee recognized the NOC USSR on May 7, 1951 at the 45th session of the IOC. Prior to the 1950s, the Soviet Union refused to participate in the Olympics on ideological grounds.[1]

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PresidentsEdit

Presidents Term years
Konstantin Andrianov 1951–1977
Sergei Pavlov 1977–1983
Marat Gramov 1983–1990
Vitali Smirnov 1990–1992

Soviet Members of the International Olympic CommitteeEdit

Member Term years
Konstantin Andrianov 1951–1988
Aleksei Osipowich Romanov 1952–1971
Vitali Smirnov 1971-1992
Marat Gramov 1988–1992

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  1. ^ Compare: History of Olympic Committee of USSR - ria.ru "Правопреемником ОК СССР стал Олимпийский комитет России (ОКР), образованный 1 декабря 1989 года."