Departure of Francoise Zweifel, Olympic Museum Director
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has today announced the departure of Mrs Françoise Zweifel, Director of the Olympic Museum, who will be leaving after the celebrations to mark the tenth anniversary of the Museum in June this year.
Born in Lausanne, Mrs Zweifel began her IOC career in 1982 working for Mr Raymond Gafner, IOC Member who was then Museum Delegate. In 1985, she was promoted to the position of Secretary General, looking after the smooth running of the IOC administration and its meetings, as well as relations with members of the Olympic family.
Appointed Director of the Olympic Museum in 1998 by President Samaranch, Mrs Zweifel left the IOC after the XIX Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City in February 2002 to devote herself full-time to this position.
"I wish to thank Mrs Zweifel sincerely for her unfailing devotion to Olympism for more than 20 years, and for her work which she has always performed with professionalism and enthusiasm", said IOC President Jacques Rogge. "On behalf of the whole Olympic Movement, I wish her every success with her future projects."