Tian Zhihong, Han ethnicity, was born in February 1970 and is from Qingyuan, Hebei Province. He is a member of the Communist Party of China (CPC). Currently, he serves as a member of the Standing Committee and secretary of the Discipline Inspection Committee of the CPC Beijing Sport University Committee.
Previously, he served successively as principal staff member, deputy director, and director of the Labor and Salary Division, Personnel Department, General Administration of Sport of China, as well as deputy director of the Personnel Department, General Administration of Sport of China.
He studied in China Coal Economic College and Beijing Postgraduate Department of the China University of Mining and Technology.
He has been awarded honorary titles including “Outstanding Youth of Central Government Organs” and “Outstanding Contributor to the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics”.