After his retirement as an athlete in 1998, Tamm went into politics. From 1999 to 2011, he was a member of the Estonian Parliament from the Social Democratic Party.
In addition, he was strongly committed to the development of the sport movement in Estonia, while being Vice President of the Estonian Olympic Committee from 2004 to 2008. Tamm served first as Chair of the EOC Athletes’ Commission (2002-2005), when he was also an Ex-Officio Member of the EOC Executive Committee, and then as Chair of the EOC EU Commission (2017-2021).
Rest in Peace, Jüri Tamm!