Death of Marc Hodler, IOC Member
It is with great sadness that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has learned today of the death of Marc Hodler who died this morning in hospital in Bern following a stroke three days ago.
An IOC member since 1963, his career spanning 43 years in the Olympic Movement included chairmanship of the IOC Coordination Commissions for the Olympic Winter Games of Albertville 1992, Lillehammer 1994, Nagano 1998 and Salt Lake City 2002. An IOC Vice-President from 1993-1997, Hodler served four terms on the IOC Executive Board. He was also Chairman of the IOC Finance Commission from 1988-2002 and has been a member of a number of other IOC commissions.
Born in 1918 in Bern, Switzerland, Hodler started his career as a lawyer, before becoming the President of the International Ski Federation (FIS) from 1951-1998, and the administrator of many sports organisations.
IOC President Jacques Rogge learnt the news on landing in Tokyo, Japan, and commented, “The IOC expresses its sadness at the passing of a member who dedicated so much to the Olympic Movement. Our thoughts and prayers are with Mr Hodler’s family.”
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