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05 November 2012 | in FISU

Former FISU President George Killian honored at Colorado Springs Sports Hall of Fame

Former FISU President Killian at the induction

COLORADO SPRINGS Each year, the Colorado Springs Sports Hall Of Fame honors Olympic, Air Force, Collegiate, International & Prep Legends at its annual Banquet and Induction Ceremony. The awarding of the Class of 2012 was set for October 30th, 2012 at the Colorado Springs World Arena.

Former FISU President George E. Killian (1999-2011) was one of the recipients of the award.

From the Hall of Fame announcement:

“George E. Killian has been the President of FIBA, the international governing body of basketball, from 1990-1998, a member of the United States Olympic Committee’s Board of Directors from 1967-2004, and a Member of the International Olympic Committee, 1996-1998. The former basketball coach and administrator is one of the most well known and respected figures in sport, earning the IOC’s Olympic Order (1996) and the USOC’s Olympic Torch Award in 2010. Killian served as the President of the International University Sports Federation for more than a decade, and was a key figure in the dramatic growth and popularity of the World University Games around the world. He was the first executive director of the NJCAA in 1969 through his retirement in 2004 and served as the organization’s President, 1967-1969."

C. Pierre, FISU Press Officer

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