Volodymyr PLATONOV

Doctor of Pedagogical Sciences, Professor,
Full member of Academy of Science of Ukraine, Merited Worker in Science and Technology of Ukraine

Education
1958–1962
Physical Education and Sport, Kyiv State Institute of Physical Culture
1965–1968
Post-graduate Course, Kyiv State Institute of Physical Culture

Professional background
1962-1965
Coach
1969-1975
Senior Researcher. Problem Research Laboratory of High Training Loads Kyiv State Institute of Physical Culture
1975-1977
Head, Swimming Department. Kyiv State Institute of Physical Culture
1977-1986
Pro-rector in research. Kyiv State Institute of Physical Culture
1984-1990
Head, Department of Sports Theory created on his initiative. Kyiv State Institute of Physical Culture
1986-2012
Rector, Kyiv State Institute of Physical Culture, (1986–1993), Ukrainian State University of Physical Education and Sport (1993–1998), National University of Ukraine on Physical Education and Sport (1998–2012)
1990-1992
Professor, Department of Sports Theory Kyiv State Institute of Physical Culture
1992-2000
Head, Department of Olympic and Professional Sports, Kyiv State Institute of Physical Culture (1992–1993), Ukrainian State University of Physical Education and Sport (1993–1998), National University of Ukraine on Physical Education and Sport (1998–2000)
2000-2002
Professor, Department of Olympic and Professional Sports, National University of Ukraine on Physical Education and Sport
2003-2005
Head, Department of Theory and Methods of Sports Training and Reserve Capabilities of Athletes, National University of Ukraine on Physical Education and Sport
2012–2019
Adviser to the Rector, National University of Ukraine on Physical Education and Sport
2012–2019
Professor, History of Sports and Olympic Movement, National University of Ukraine on Physical Education and Sport
2019–now
Professor of the Educational and Scientific Olympic Institute, National University of Ukraine on Physical Education and Sport

Public activities
1973–1982
Scientific Advisor to the USSR national teams in swimming
1978–1991
Scientific Advisor to the USSR national teams in cycling
1978–1991
Scientific Advisor to the USSR national teams in handball
1980-1990
President, Swimming Federation of the Ukrainian SSR
1980–2019
Chairman, Academic Council of NUUPES
1985–1991
Chairman, Commission on Theory and Methodology of Sport, Scientific Council of the USSR State Committee for Sport
1987–1991
Member of the expert council of the Supreme Attestation Commission of the USSR
1988-1991
Permanent representative of the Ukrainian SSR to the UN Special Committee against Apartheid in Sport
1990–2000
Head, Athletes Training section, Paidotribo Publishing House (Barcelona, Spain)
1991–1998
NOC of Ukraine, Vice-president
1998–2002
NOC of Ukraine, First Vice President
2001-2007
President, International Association of Universities on Physical Culture and Sport
2002–now
Head, Department of Physical Culture and Sports, Ukrainian Academy of Sciences
2005–2011
Head, Scientific Coordination Council, Ministry of Ukraine for Family, Youth and Sports
2005–now
NOC of Ukraine, Member of the Executive Board
2007–now
Honorary President, International Association of Universities on Physical Culture and Sport
2007–2012
Head of the complex of scientific and methodological support for Ukrainian athletes preparation to the Olympic Games
2013–now
Editor-in-Chief, International scientific-theoretical journal “Science in Olympic Sports”

USSR awards
Order of the Badge of Honor (1982 р.)
Medal “For Labor Valor” (1988 р.)
Medal “For long-term conscientious work” (1990 р.)

Ukrainian awards
Merited Worker of Science and Technology of Ukraine (1990 р.)
Order «For Merits», Class III (1997 р.)
Laureate of the State Prize of Ukraine in Science and Technology (1999 р.)
Honored Diploma of the Supreme Council of Ukraine (2005 р.)
Order of Prince Yaroslav the Wise, Class V (2006 р.)
Order «For Merits», Class II (2009 р.)

International awards
Order of the North Star (Mongolia, 2011)

Other awards
Laureate of the USSR State Committee for Sports “For the best research work in the field of physical culture and sports” prize (twice, 1981 and 1987)
Olympic Order of the IOC (2001)
Prize of the Ukrainian Academy of Sciences (2003 р.)
Gold Medal “For Merits in Education” of the International Personnel Academy (2003)
Order “For Merits”, the I Class, Ukrainian Academy of Sciences (2011)
Laureate of the award of the National Olympic Committee of Ukraine “For the best scientific book of the year” (three times – 2006, 2011, 2013)

Olympic Order of the NOC of Kazakhstan (2017),
Olympic Order of the NOC of Armenia (2015
Olympic Order of the NOC of Ukraune (2016)

Inaugurated Doctor Honoris Causa
Doctor Honoris Causa of a number of leading universities and academies of physical education and sports in different countries, in particular – Bulgaria (Sofia), Venezuela (Caracas), Kazakhstan (Almaty), China (Beijing, Shanghai), Moldova (Chisinau), Mongolia (Ulaanbaatar), Poland (Warsaw, Gdansk), Russia (Moscow), Romania (Bucharest) , Tajikistan (Dushanbe), Uzbekistan (Tashkent).

Research interests
History of the development of the international Olympic movement, Olympic and professional sports and their current issues; development of a system for elite athletes; adaptation of the human body to extreme conditions of sports activities; improving the system of specialists’ preparation for the field of physical culture, physical education and sports.

Editorial boards
“Science in Olympic Sports” (Kyiv, Ukraine)
“Leistungs-sport” (Frankfurt am Main, Germany)
“Science and Sport: modern trends” (Kazan, Republic of Tatarstan)
“Discobolul” (Bucharest, Romania)

Publications
Author of more than 500 publications, including more than 40 handbooks, monographs, encyclopedias: Special physical preparation of elite swimmers (1974); Strength training of swimmers (methods and special equipment) (1975); Preparation of skilled swimmers (1979); Swimming (1979); Modern athletic training (1980); Physical preparation of elite swimmers (1983); Competitive swimming (1983); Theory and methods of sports training (1984); Preparation of elite swimmers (1985); Management of the training process of elite athletes (1985); Preparation of elite athletes (1986); 运动训练的理论与方法 (1986); Sports Theory (1987); Training of elite swimmers (1988); Adaptation in sports (1988); L’entraînement sportif théorie et méthodologie (1988); El entrenamiento deportivo: teorîa y metodologîa (1990, 1991, 1992, 1999, 2001); The strongest swimmers in the sorld (Sports Training Techniques) (1990); Kiev Kyiv State Institute of Physical Culture: years and people [to the 60th anniversary of KSIPC] (1990); Adaptacja w sporcie (1990); Enciclopedia general del ejercicio: El entrenamiento (1990); 竟扌支运动理论 (Sports theory): 苏联体育学院教科书 (1990); Optymalizacja struktury treningu sportowego (1991);La Adaptación en el deporte (1991, 1994); Tratado De La Actividad Fisica: Las Bases Del Entrenamiento Deportivo (1992); Enciclopedia general del ejercicio: La preparacion fisica (1992); Theoretical and methodological bases of athletes preparation (1993); Olympic sport (1994, 1997, 2009, 2014); 运动员的身体训练 (1994); Los sistemas de entrenamiento de los mejores nadadores del mundo. Teoria у practica (1994); Physical preparation of athlete (1995); Modern system of athletic preparation (1995); Allenamento sportivo: teoria e metodologia (1996); Athlete in different climatic, geographical and weather conditions (1996); Trening w röznych warunkach geoklimatycznych i pogodowych (1996); General theory of athletes preparation in Olympic sports (1997); Trening wyczynowy w ptywaniu struktura i program (1997); Olympic sports (1997); Encyclopedia of modern Olympic sports (1998); Entrenamiento En Condiciones Extremas (Altura, frio y variaciones horarias) (1998); La preparación fĭsica (1992, 1994, 1998, 2001, 2003); Belastug – Ermudung – Leistung. Der moderne Trainingsaufbau (1999); Swimming (2000); Professional Sports (2000); Presidents of the International Olympic Committee: Life and Work (2000); Golden pages of the Olympic sport of Ukraine. 1894-2000 (2000); Teoria general del entrenamiento deportivo olimpico (2001); Encyclopedia of Olympic Sports: [in 5 volumes] (2002, 2004); Doping and ergogenic drugs in sports (2003); Os sistemas de treinamento dos melhores nadadores do mundo (2003); The system of athletes preparation in Olympic sports: general theory and its practical applications (2004, 2005, 2015); Teoria gérai do treinamento desportivo olímpico (2004); Lorganizzazione dell Allenamento e Dell Attivita Di Gara: teoria generale della preparazione degli atleti negli sport (2004); Fondamenti dell Allenamento e dell’attività di Gara: Teoria generale della preparazione degli atleti negli sport olimpici (2004); Encyclopedia of Olympic Sports of Ukraine (2005); Chronicle of the National University of Physical Education and Sport of Ukraine (1930-2005) (2005); Treinamento desportivo para nadadores de alto nivel (2005); Tratado gérai de treinamento desportivo (2008); Elite sports and preparation of national teams to the Olympic Games. Domestic and foreign experience: past and present (2010); Sports Pharmacology (2010); Doping in sports and problems of pharmacological support of athletes preparation (2010); Swimming: the path to success (2011, 2012); Preparing national teams to the Olympic Games: past and present (2012); Olympic Games. 1896–1972 (2012); Olympic Games. 1976–2012 (2012); Periodization of sports training. General theory and its practical application (2013); 奥林匹克运动员训练的理论与方法 (2014); Modalidades deportivas olimpicas, competencias y actividad competitiva de los deportistas (2015); Bases generales del sistema de preparaciön de los deportistas (2015); Preparation fi’sica, tecnico – täctica y psicolögica en los deportistas (2015); Construction del proceso de preparation de los | deportistas (2015); Selection, orientaciôn, direction y control en el sistema de preparation de deportistas (2015); Periodizarea antrenamentului sportiv. Teoria generală si aplicatiile ei practice (2015); 运动训练閒朗理论: 豊本理论与实師应用 (2015); National University of Ukraine on Physical Education and Sport. Chronicle of the Great Way (2015); Management of athletes preparation to the Olympic Games (2017, 2019); Motor qualities and physical preparation of athletes (2017; 2019); Olympic sport in the system of humanitarian education (2019).

Teaching and lecturing activities
Has prepared more than 80 scientists for PhD and 19 D.Sc. grades. Regularly conducts training
seminars for Olympic sports coaches and managers around the world.

Languages
Russian, Ukrainian, English.