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31 Jul 2013
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Death of Berthold Beitz, IOC Honorary Member

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is greatly saddened to learn of the death of IOC Honorary Member Berthold Beitz at the age of 99.

A practitioner of sailing, shooting and rowing, Mr Beitz enjoyed a long association with the IOC and Olympic Movement. He was an IOC Member for 16 years (1972-1988), after which he became an Honorary Member. An IOC Vice-President and Executive Board Member from 1984-1988, he was also member of the following Commissions: Finance, New Sources of Financing, Olympic Movement, Preparation of the XII Olympic Congress, and Council of the Olympic Order. He was also an Honorary Chairman of the Olympic Museum Foundation from 1989.

Mr Beitz was a Member of the Board of the West German NOC (1972-1988), a Member of the Board of Directors of the Organising Committee for the XX Olympiad in Munich in 1972, and President of the Administrative Council of the Olympic sailing events in Kiel, Germany (1966-1972).

The IOC expresses its deepest sympathies to Berthold Beitz’s family. 


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