Adolf Ogi with his grandfather in Kandersteg in the 1940s. (RDB)
The sports official
"Ogi's people will win today": Marie-Theres Nadig won two gold medals at the Winter Olympics in Sapporo in 1972. Swiss athletes had never won so many medals. Ogi was technical director of the Swiss Ski Association from 1969 to 1974. (Keystone)
Ogi shows his number for Zurich's New Year's run outside the parliament building in Bern. He represented the Swiss People's party in parliament from 1979 to 1987. (RDB)
Adolf Ogi in 1984 with his wife Katharina and children Caroline and Mathias. (RDB)
Minister Leon Schlumpf (left) congratulates Adolf Ogi on his election as president of the People's Party in 1984. (RDB)
Adolf Ogi with his parents and his wife after being chosen as a government minister on December 9, 1987. (RDB)
Promoting public transport
As transport minister (1988-1995) Ogi spearheaded the Rail 2000 upgrading of the train system. (Keystone)
Defence minister in action
On the occasion of a visit to the troops in 2000, the Swiss president went for a spin in a Panzer tank. (Keystone)
Adolf Ogi with a guide on the descent of the Matterhorn in July 1990. (Keystone)
On December 3, 1993 French President François Mitterrand visited his counterpart's home village. (RDB)
Adolf Ogi takes part in the downhill ski race for European parliamentarians on the Tschentenalp in Adelboden. He came second after the Slovakian Janka Gantnerova. (Keystone)
Seoul on June 19, 1999: The 2006 Winter Olympic Games are awarded to Turin. Ogi was president of the candidacy committee for Sion 2006. (Keystone)
The great outdoors
August 13, 2000: Ogi goes hiking near Kandersteg with UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan. (Keystone)
Ogi's face emblazoned on a rug which was a present from Kyrgyzstan's head of state. The Thun museum of art showed the rug as part of an exhibition of worldwide diplomatic presents in 2002. (Keystone)
Ogi takes part in a run for peace in March 2007 in Liberia. After his retirement from politics in 2000, Ogi was appointed UN Special Advisor on Sport for Development and Peace. (Keystone)
Ogi speaks to swissinfo in November 2007. In the background is a mosaic by Hans Erni.(swissinfo)
Moments from his life.
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