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16 Feb 2011
IOC News , Press Release

Death of IOC Member Francis Nyangweso

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is saddened to learn of the death of Major General Francis Nyangweso, IOC member and former Ugandan Olympic Committee President, at the age of 71.

A respected sports administrator, Francis Nyangweso spent 28 years (1981-2009) at the head of his country’s National Olympic Committee, and was a member of the IOC’s Culture and Olympic Education Commission (1988-2011) and Olympic Solidarity Commission (2000-2001).

He served as Vice-President of the International Amateur Boxing Association from 1986 to 2006 and the President of the Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa from 1991-2001.

A former banker, Francis Nyangweso had a long and high-ranking military and political career that included posts with the Ugandan Ministry of Culture, Community Development, Youth and Sports, the Foreign Office and the National Chamber of Commerce.

Francis Nyangweso was an avid sportsman who enjoyed football, tennis and volleyball in addition to boxing, the sport he participated in at the Games of the Olympiad in Rome in 1960.

The IOC expresses its deepest sympathy to Francis Nyangweso’s family. 


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