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The native form of this personal name is Schmitt Pál. This article uses the Western name order.
Olympic medal record
Competitor for  Hungary
Men's fencing
Gold 1968 Mexico City Team Épée
Gold 1972 Munich Team Épée

Pál Schmitt (born 13 May 1942 in Budapest) is a Hungarian politician and Member of the European Parliament with the Fidesz – Hungarian Civic Union, Member of the Bureau of the European People's Party and is vice-chair of the European Parliament's Committee on Culture and Education.

Schmitt chairs the Delegation to the EU-Croatia Joint Parliamentary Committee. On July 14, 2009 he was elected one of the 14 Vice-Presidents of the European Parliament.

He is also a great sportsman, won team épée gold medal at the Games of the XIX. Olympiad in Mexico (1968) and the XX. Olympiad in Munich (1972). He is the Chief of Protocol of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and presided the World Olympians Association between 1999 and 2007.


  • 1965: University of Economics
  • 1992: PhD


See also: European Parliament election, 2004 (Hungary)

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Gábor Deák
Chairman of the Hungarian Olympic Committee
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Peter Montgomery
President of the World Olympians Association
Succeeded by
Richard Fosbury

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