D.Sc., Pedagogy, Professor (Ukraine). Prominent scientist, the founder of scientific school; his works are widely known to the experts on sports and sports science in Ukraine and in many countries abroad. The main directions of scientific, pedagogical, organizational, and other professional activities of Vladimir Platonov in the areas of physical education and sports are: the development of a system of training elite athletes, its fundamental theoretical and applied aspects; history of the Olympic Games and the Olympic Movement, the development of Olympic and professional sports and their modern perspective; adaptation of human body to extreme conditions of sporting activities; improving the system of training professionals in the fields of physical culture and physical education, Sports for All, and elite sports.
He has authored more than 20 scientific monographs and handbooks issued in different years with over 80 editions which are reprinted in the USSR, Ukraine, Russia, France, Italy, Spain, Japan, Poland, Argentina, Brazil, Romania, China, Tunisia, Colombia and other countries.
The results of the research and other professional activities of Vladimir Platonov are fully described in more than 400 published papers and have been successfully put into practice of physical education and sports.