Willi Daume, Longtime Olympic Official, is Dead
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) _ Willi Daume, a former vice-president of the International Olympic Committee and a longtime German sports official, died Monday, four days before his 83rd birthday.
Daume had been suffering from intestinal cancer and died in a Munich hospital, the SID sports news agency said.
Daume, who became an IOC member in 1956 and served as its vice-president from 1972 to 1976, was instrumental in bringing the Olympic Games to Munich in 1972 and lobbied unsuccessfully for Berlin to stage the 2000 Olympics.
He served as chairman of the German Sports Federation and president of the National Olympic Committee from 1961 to 1992.
Daume was born May 24, 1913, the son of a Dortmund industrialist.
He is survived by his wife Rosemarie and two children. Funeral arrangements were not immediately known.