Degree in economics, Budapest University. Doctor of Philisophy in Physical Education, University Physical Education, Budapest.
Administrative staff positions Hungaro Hotels, 1965—1981. Director National Stadium, National Hungarian Sports Authority, since 1981. Vice president National Office Physical Education and Sport, Hungary, 1983.
Hungarian ambassador to Spain Ministry Foreign Affairs, 1993—1997, Hungarian ambassador to Switzerland, 1999—2003. Member of the European Parliament European Parliament, since 2004. President National Assembly, Hungary, since 2010, Republic of Hungary, since 2010.
Member Hungarian national team XIX Summer Olympic Games, Mexico City, 1968, XX Summer Olympic Games, Munich, 1972, XXI Summer Olympic Games, Montreal, 1976. Vice chairman athletes commission International Olympic Committee, 1984—1988, member various commissions, since 1985, member executive board, 1991—1999, vice president, 1995—1999, chairman sports and environmental commission, since 1995. From secretary general to president NOC, since 1989.
Member of World Olympians Association (president 1999—2007).