Yuan Weimin, male, Han nationality, is a native of Suzhou City, Jiangsu Province. He was born in 1939, joined the CPC in 1962 and graduated from the Nanjing Institute of Physical Culture.
Yuan spent his entire career involved in the world of sports, beginning his career as coach of the state men's volleyball team, serving in leadership positions in various sports associations and later becoming deputy-director of the State General Administration of Sports. In 2004, he became executive president of the Beijing organizing committee for the XXIX Olympiad.
Yuan was an alternate member of the 12th and 15th CPC Central Committees, a member of the 13th and 14th CPC Central Committees. He is a member of the 16th CPC Central Committee.