Marc Hodler ( – ) was a
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.
Berne, Hodler was a keen skiier 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
Hodler was an international bridge
player, representing Switzerland in the 1957 European Open Teams
championship. Domestically he won five Swiss championships.
Hodler died in Switzerland at the age of 87 after suffering a
. His funeral was held on October 31,
2006, at the Cathedral of Berne.
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