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27 Aug 2007
IOC News , Press Release

Death of Nikos Filaretos, IOC Honorary Member since 2006

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is greatly saddened to learn of the death of Nikos Filaretos, at the age of 82.
Elected as an IOC member in 1981, he became Vice-Chairman in 1987 and then Chairman of the Commission for the International Olympic Academy and Olympic Education (1988 to 1999).  In the service of the Olympic Movement, Mr Filaretos held a number of other IOC posts, including  Vice-Chairman of the Commission for Culture and Olympic Education and membership of the following Commissions: Press (1982 to 1983), Programme (1983 to 1984), Pierre de Coubertin (1994 to 2002), and IOC 2000 in 1999, before becoming an honorary member in 2006
In addition to the above, Mr Filaretos was Secretary General of the Hellenic Olympic Committee (1974-1985) and a member of the Executive Board (1974-) . He was also a member of the Euphoria of the International Olympic Academy and Secretary General of the International Committee for the Mediterranean Games. He was a member of the Executive Board of the Organising Committee for the Olympic Games in Athens 2004. He was also President of the International Olympic Academy from 1986 to 1992 and from 1997 to 2005.
Nikos Filaretos was an ardent supporter of the Olympic ideal and worked hard on the promotion of the Olympic Movement in Greece and at international level, as well as of the development of sport in general, with an emphasis on ‘Sport for All’.
The IOC expresses its deepest sympathy to Nikos Filaretos's family.
For further information, please contact the IOC Communications Department, Tel: +41 21 621 60 00, email:
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