Date and place of birth: July 28, 1941, the city of Kyiv
Place of employment: National University of Ukraine on Physical Education and Sport (NUUPES), Advisor to the Rector, Professor of the NUUPES Department on history of sport and the Olympic movement.
Education: higher, graduated from the Kyiv State Institute of Physical Culture (KSIPC), 1962.
Academic degree, academic title: D.Sc., Pedagogy, (1979), Professor (1980), full member of the Ukrainian Academy of Sciences (1992).
Professional activities of professor Vladimir Platonov in the field of physical education and sport:
1962-1965 — coach
1965-1968 – post-graduate student of the Kiev State Institute of Physical Culture (KSIPC)
1969-1975 — senior research worker, Problem scientific-research laboratory of extreme training loads, KSIPC
1975-1977 — Head of the Department on Swimming, KSIPC
1984-1990 — Head of the Department on Theory of Sports created by him, KSIPC
1990-1992 — Professor of the Department on Theory of Sports, KSIPC
1977-1986 — Vice-Rector in research work
1992-2000 — Head of the Department on the Olympic and Professional Sports, KSIPC which he created (later the Ukrainian State University on Physical Education and Sport — USUPES, after that — the National University of Ukraine on Physical Education and Sport- NUUPES)
2000-2002 — Professor of the Department on the Olympic and Professional Sports, KSIPC
2003-2005 — Head of the created by him Department on Theory and Methodology of Sports Training and Reserve Capabilities of Athletes, NUUPES
1986-2012 — Rector of the KSIPC, USUPES, NUUPES
since 2012 — Advisor to the NUUPES Rector
since 2013 – Editor of the international scientific-theoretical journal «Science in Olympic sport»
Public activities of Vladimir Platonov in various organizations
1980-1990 – President of the Swimming Federation of Ukrainian SSR.
1988-1991 — Permanent Representative of the Ukrainian SSR in the UNO Committee on struggle against apartheid.
Vladimir Platonov was a President of the of the International Universities Association of Physical Culture and Sport (2001-2007), Honorary President of the association (2007 to the present).
Doctor Platonov is (2013) the Editor-in-Chief of the international scientific-theoretical journal «Science in Olympic sport» (co-founders of this periodical — National Olympic Committee of Ukraine and the National University of Ukraine on Physical Education and Sport), as well as a member of the editorial boards of a number of foreign scientific journals.
Professor Platonov is actively involved in the activities of the National Olympic Committee of Ukraine: Vice President of the National Olympic Committee (1991-1998), the first Vice President of the National Olympic Committee (1998-2002), and a member of the executive committee of the National Olympic Committee of Ukraine (2005 — present).