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Date
03 Feb 2009
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IOC News , Press Release

Death of Henry Heng Hsu, IOC Honorary Member since 1988


The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is greatly saddened to learn of the death of Henry Heng Hsu, IOC Honorary Member in Chinese Taipei, at the age of 96.
 
Elected as an IOC member in 1970, he was a member (1962-1965), Vice-President (1965-1973) and then President (1973-1974) of the Chinese Taipei Olympic Committee, as well as being President of the Chinese Taipei Amateur Swimming Association (1954-1965), Vice-President of the Asian Amateur Swimming Federation since 1966 and Council member of the Asian Games Federation (1966-1972).
 
A Member of Parliament at the Legislative Yuan, Chinese Taipei, from 1972 to 1986 and National Policy Advisor to the President of Chinese Taipei from 1987 to 2000, Hsu was a real sports lover himself, practising football, volleyball, swimming and water polo at international level.

A gold medallist in volleyball at the 9th Far East Games in Tokyo (1930) and in football at the 10th Far East Games in Manila (1934), he also won gold in 50m and 100m freestyle swimming at the Hong Kong Championships (1940) and at the Hong Kong Water Polo Championships (1948-1951). Hsu was a judge in the swimming competitions at the 1956 Olympic Games in Melbourne.
 
The IOC expresses its deepest sympathy to Henry Heng Hsu’s family. 
 
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For further information, please contact the IOC Communications Department, Tel: +41 21 621 60 00, email: pressoffice@olympic.org
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