Dr. h.c. Klaus SCHORMANN
Dr Klaus Schormann has been President of the Union Internationale de Pentathlon Moderne (UIPM) since 1993. He served as UIPM Vice President for Marketing and Public Relations from 1988. From 1994 to 1996 he was President of the umbrella governing body the Union Internationale de Pentathlon Moderne et Biathlon (UIPMB).
Dr Schormann studied art, political science, geography and sport – which he taught at high school for 30 years. For over 10 years he applied his knowledge to various appointments within the regional Government of Hesse – in the Ministries of Culture and Education, Traffic and Business and the Interior and Sport, among others. In the last years of his business career he acted as an Adviser for International Affairs for the Government of Hesse until 2016. Since 1984 he has been a member of the “TV-34” council of Germany.
Dr Schormann has always displayed a high level of voluntary commitment to sport having been involved since 1965 in various roles for Modern Pentathlon. Most notable is his position as President of the German Association for Modern Pentathlon which he held since 1984 until 2014. In 2005, Dr Schormann was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Sport Science by the Johannes Gutenburg University Mainz-Germany and has received numerous awards and distinctions in Germany, Australia, Bulgaria, Chinese Taipei, China, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Monaco and the USA in recognition of his services to sport. He has been given special awards by the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) and the International Military Sports Council (CISM). Since 2007 he has been a member of the Executive Board of the German Olympic Academy. In 2019 he was inaugurated into the UIPM Hall of Fame.
President Dr Schormann has published a number of articles and contributions to marketing and television and political articles related to Modern Pentathlon and issues concerning the Olympic sports movement. He contributed to the study and publication “Coubertin’s Postulate on the Unity of Sport and Art and the resonance of this with Olympic Tourists in Sydney – Consequences for an Olympic application in 2012” by Prof Dr Manfred Messinger & Prof Dr Norbert Mueller.
In 1994 Dr Schormann became a Member of the IOC Commission for Culture, which was enlarged in 2001 to become the Commission for Culture and Olympic Education. In 2007 he became Chairman of the IOC Sub Commission for the 1st Youth Olympic Games in Singapore 2010. Since 2014 he has served in the IOC Commission for Culture and Olympic Heritage.
Dr Schormann has been married to his wife Karin Schormann since 1969. He has a son and a daughter and two grandchildren.