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22 Oct 2008
IOC News , Press Release

Death of Ram Ruhee, IOC Honorary Member since 2007

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is greatly saddened to learn of the death of Ram Ruhee, at the age of 81.
Elected as an IOC member in 1988, he was the founder and Secretary General of the Mauritius National Olympic Committee since 1971 and a member of the following Commissions: Olympic Solidarity (1989-2001), Cultural (1995-1996), Coordination for the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games (1994-2000), Women and Sport (2002-2007) and Sport for All (2003-2007), before becoming an honorary member in 2007.
A teacher by profession, Ram Ruhee played a key role in promoting the values of sport to the youth in his country. He was the chairman and team manager of First Division Football Club “Cadets Club”, which he founded in 1948. He also held a number of posts within the Mauritian Sports Association and the Mauritius Football Association, the African Football Confederation and FIFA, and was an active member of the Executive Committees of ANOCA and ANOC.

The IOC expresses its deepest sympathy to Ram Ruhee's family. 
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