Marc Hodler, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Marc Hodler

Swiss IOC member

Date of Birth: 26-Oct-1918

Place of Birth: Bern, canton of Bern, Switzerland

Date of Death: 18-Oct-2006

Profession: lawyer, alpine skier, sports official, bridge player

Nationality: Switzerland

Zodiac Sign: Scorpio

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About Marc Hodler

  • Marc Hodler ((1918-10-26)26 October 1918 – (2006-10-18)18 October 2006) was a Swiss lawyer, President of the International Ski Federation (1951–1998), member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) from 1963 until his death, and bridge player.
  • Hodler is best known for having exposed the Olympic bid scandal for the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter games in December 1998. Born in Bern, Hodler was a keen skier and first urban member of his national squad.
  • An injury prevented him from entering any international competitions but he became a coach.Hodler was the president of the International Ski Federation from 1951 to 1998.
  • He was an IOC vice president from 1993 to 1997 and served four separate terms on the rule-making executive board. Hodler was an international bridge player, representing Switzerland in the 1957 European Open Teams championship.
  • Domestically he won five Swiss championships.
  • Internationally, he was President of the World Bridge Federation Congress from 2001 to 2006. Hodler died in Switzerland at the age of 87 after suffering a stroke a week shy of his 88th birthday.
  • His funeral was held on 31 October 2006, at the Cathedral of Bern.

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