Stanislav Alekseyevich Pozdnyakov (Russian: Станислав Алексеевич Поздняков, IPA: [stənʲɪˈslaf pəzʲnʲɪˈkof]; born 27 September 1973) is a Russian former fencer, a five-time Olympian (1992–2008) and five-time Olympic medalist in the sabre competitions. He was also a ten-time world champion, winning in 1994–2007. He currently serves as the president of the Russian Olympic Committee. In June 2022, he was removed from his position as European Fencing Confederation (EFC) President at an Extraordinary Congress following a unanimous vote of no confidence in Pozdnyakov in March 2022, due to his conduct in the wake of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Pozdnyakov won the World Fencing Championships ten times; five times in the team event and five times in the individual event. He also won five silver and two bronze medals at the World Championships.
Pozdnyakov is one of the most successful Olympic fencers. At the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain, as a member of the Unified Team, he took gold. In 1996, now as team captain and competing for Russia, he again won gold in the team event and added his third gold by triumphing in the individual event. His third Olympics was in 2000, where he won his third consecutive team gold and fourth overall. At the 2004 Olympics, Pozdnyakov again competed as part of the Russian men's sabre team, beating the USA 45-44 for the bronze medal. Four years later, at his fifth and last Olympics in 2008, Pozdnyakov finished without a medal as Russia lost in the semi-finals to the USA 45–44 and then lost its bronze medal game. He retired after the Games in Beijing.
Since May 2018 Pozdnyakov serves as the President of the Russian Olympic Committee.
In June 2022, he was removed from his position as European Fencing Confederation (EFC) President at an Extraordinary Congress following a unanimous vote of no confidence in Pozdnyakov in March 2022, due to his conduct in the wake of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
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