Michael Morris, 3rd Baron Killanin

Irish journalist and sports executive (1914-1999)

Michael Morris, 3rd Baron Killanin, MBE, TD (30 July 1914 – 25 April 1999) was an Irish journalist, author, and sports official. He was the sixth President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). He became a member in the House of Lords at the Palace of Westminster as Lord Killanin upon turning 21.[1][2][3]

The Lord Killanin

6th President of the IOC
In office
11 September 1972 – 3 August 1980
Preceded byAvery Brundage
Succeeded byJuan Antonio Samaranch
Honorary President of the IOC
In office
3 August 1980 – 25 April 1999
Preceded byvacant, last held by Avery Brundage (1975)
Succeeded byvacant, next held by Juan Antonio Samaranch (2001)
Personal details
Born(1914-07-30)30 July 1914
London, United Kingdom
Died25 April 1999(1999-04-25) (aged 84)
Dublin, Republic of Ireland
Spouse(s)Sheila Dunlop
Monica Deborah
Alma materMagdalene College, Cambridge
OccupationJournalist, film producer, author, business executive, honorary consul

References change

  1. Killanin, Lord (1983). My Olympic Years, autobiography. HarperCollins. ISBN 0-688-02209-X.
  2. Killanin, Lord (1988). Olympic Games 1988. Penguin Group. ISBN 0-7181-2391-3.
  3. Killanin, Lord; Duignan, Michael V (1989). Shell Guide to Ireland. Gill & Macmillan. ISBN 0-7171-1595-X.