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Ex-IOC Member Dies at 93

August 29, 2002

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LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) _ Sylvio de Magalhaes Padilha, a Brazilian sportsman and former member of the International Olympic Committee, has died. He was 93.

``Sylvio de Magalhaes Padilha was a wonderful athlete and a great sports leader who contributed greatly to the development of sport in Brazil and South America,″ IOC president Jacques Rogge said in a statement.

The date, location and cause of de Magalhaes Padilha’s death were not disclosed.

A career army officer, de Magalhaes Padilha competed in sprint events and long jump, representing Brazil in the 1932 and 1936 Olympic Games and reaching the final of the 400 meters in 1936. He also was a Brazilian basketball champion.

He became an IOC member in 1964 and served for more than 30 years, including as an IOC vice president from 1975 to 1978. He also was a former president of the Brazilian Olympic Committee.

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