Demetrius Vikelas

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Demetrios Vikelas

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1st President of the IOC
In office
1894–1896
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
NationalityGreek

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

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

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