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EDSTROM Sigfried (1870 - 1952) - Sweden / IOC
This Swede became president of the IOC in 1942 after the death of Count Baillet-Latour, having already been Vice-President for ten years.A brilliant athlete in the past, Sigfried Edstrom took part in the organisation of the 1912 games and led the Swedish delegation at the 1932 games in Los Angeles. It was at that time that he set up the International Athletics Federation.A pioneer of sport in modern times, he retired in 1952, dying several months later. Avery Brundage succeeded him.
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