gotosy Posted October 28, 2014 Report Share Posted October 28, 2014 New Zealand honorary IOC member Sir Tay Wilson dies aged 89International Olympic Committee (IOC) honorary member Sir Tay Wilson of New Zealand has died at the age of 89, it has been announced. Sir Tay passed away on Sunday (October 26) after a lifetime serving New Zealand sport as an administrator. In 1980, he served as Chef de Mission to the small group of New Zealand athletes that took part in the Moscow Olympic Games. Sir Tay led canoeists Ian Ferguson, Alan Thompson and Geoff Walker, and modern pentathlete Brian Newth, at the Games which were officially boycotted by the New Zealand Government over the Soviet Union's invasion of Afghanistan. The team competed under the Olympic rings and fern emblem rather than the New Zealand flag. ... He also had interests in swimming, hockey, golf and badminton which contributed to his election as an IOC member in 1988, serving on the New Sources of Financing Commission and the Finance Commission up until 2006, when he became an honorary member. He was also awarded New Zealand's Olympic Order in 2006 and was made a Distinguished Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for his services to the Olympics and Commonwealth Games the following year before being knighted in 2009. Up until his death, Sir Tay served as the President of the New Zealand Pierre de Coubertin Committee. He also held a number of other international roles, including as secretary general of the Oceania National Olympic Committees (ONOC) from 1989 to 1993, while also holding positions on the Finance Committees of ONOC and the Commonwealth Games Federation, as well as the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC). He was also a member of the ANOC Executive Committee for two spells from 1989 to 1993 and 1996 to 2000. http://www.insidethegames.biz/anoc/756-onoc/1023484-new-zealand-honorary-ioc-member-sir-tay-wilson-dies-aged-89 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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