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17 Jun 2002
IOC News , Press Release

Death of the Comte de Beaumont, IOC Honorary Member

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (17 June 2002)

- The International Olympic Committee (IOC) was saddened to learn of the death of the Comte Jean de Beaumont, IOC member from 1951 to 1990 and then honorary member.

National and joint world shooting champion, the Comte de Beaumont was President of the French National Olympic Committee from 1967 to 1971 and Honorary President of the Sports Academy. He was also a member of the IOC Executive Board from 1968 to 1974 and from 1976 to 1980, IOC Vice-President from 1970 to 1974, and Chairman of the Finance Commission from 1972 to 1988.

"The Comte de Beaumont devoted many years of his life to the Olympic Movement. His contribution will not be forgotten", said the IOC President.

The IOC expresses its deepest sympathy to the family of the Comte de Beaumont.

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