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politician , athletics competitor , conseiller régional , maire , member of parliament in France , Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports , Category:International Olympic Committee members

Guy Jacques Drut, French government official. Member National Council Union Democracies for 5th Republic and of Central Rally for the Republic Committee; deputy mayor of Paris responsible for youth and sport, 1985-1989; deputy Seine-et-Marne, 1986, 88; national secretary for sports Rally for the Republic.

Background

Drut, Guy Jacques was born on December 6, 1950 in Oignies, Pas de Calais, France. Son of Jacques and Jacqueline (Wigley) Drut.

Education

Degree in physical education, Roubaix Ecole.

Career

Born in Oignies, Pas-de-Calais, France, Drut captured the silver medal in the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, finishing behind the American Rodney Milburn. In the European Championship of 1974 Drut came a comfortable first. It was at the next Olympics that Guy was to realise his dream, winning the 110m hurdles in a time of 13.30 ahead of Cuba's Alejandro Casañas and the American Willie Davenport.

Political career \r\n After retirement Guy became active in business and politics, with one of his roles being Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports in the conservative government of Alain Juppé from 1995 to 1997. In 2006, president Jacques Chirac amnestied Drut, using a rarely used clause in a 2002 amnesty law authorizing the president to grant amnesty for certain categories of crimes to people who had made great contributions to France in certain fields. Chirac justified it by France's regaining a seat at IOC. Drut is serving on the IOC's Evaluation Commission for the 2016 Summer Olympics.

Politics

He has been convicted by French courts (a 15-month suspended prison sentence) at the end of 2005 for accepting fictitious employment as political patronage. As a consequence suspended by the IOC. The move caused great controversy, including within the majority members of Parliament: president of the National Assembly Jean-Louis Debré commented that it gave an unpleasant impression of "self-washing machine" but said it was a "courageous" move that he would not have made. Nicolas Sarkozy, president of the majority party UMP, disapproved such uses of amnesty.

Views

Quotations: "self-washing machine".

Membership

Member National Council Union Democracies for 5th Republic and of Central Rally for the Republic Committee. Deputy mayor of Paris responsible for youth and sport, 1985-1989. Deputy Seine-et-Marne, 1986, 88.

National secretary for sports Rally for the Republic.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: cooking, music, fishing, soccer.

Connections

Married Veronique Hardy, 1984. Children: Elodie, Lucie.

father:
Jacques Drut

mother:
Jacqueline (Wigley) Drut

spouse:
Veronique Hardy

children:
Elodie Drut

Lucie Drut