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10 Jan 2005
IOC News , Press Release

Death of Eduardo Hay, IOC Honorary Member

It was with great sadness that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) learned last week of the death of Doctor Eduardo Hay, IOC member from 1974 to 1991 and IOC honorary member since 1991.

Coordinator of the International Congresses and Chief of Protocol for the Games of the XIX Olympiad in Mexico City in 1968, Eduardo Hay was Vice-President of the Mexican National Olympic Committee, Director of the Mexican Olympic Sports Centre, President of the Mexican Fencing Federation, and President of the Pan-American Fencing Federation.

Elected as an IOC member in 1974, he was a member of the Medical Commission since 1967 then Vice-Chairman of the Commission from 1980 to 1993.

A man of science and a polyglot, Doctor Hay was Professor of Gynaecology and Obstetrics at the National University of Mexico City; Director of the American British Cowdray Hospital in Mexico City; and Director of the Amparo Maternity Hospital also in Mexico City.

The IOC expresses its deepest sympathies to his family.

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