Demetrius Vikelas

Greek businessman and writer; president of the International Olympic Committee (1835-1908)

Demetrios Vikelas (also Demetrius Bikelas; Greek: Δημήτριος Βικέλας; 15 February 1835[1] – 20 July 1908) was a Greek businessman and writer. He was the first President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), from 1894 to 1896.

Demetrios Vikelas

1st President of the IOC
In office
Succeeded byPierre de Coubertin
Personal details
Born(1835-02-15)15 February 1835
Ermoupoli, Greece
Died20 July 1908(1908-07-20) (aged 73)
Athens, Greece

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  1. Some sources use the date 1832 (Llewellyn Smith, Olympics in Athens., 84)

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