History IOC


The committee was housed at the Monrepos palace in Ludwigsburg, Germany until the building of the headquarters in Lausanne in 1968. [edit]Original members of the International Olympic Committee Pierre de Coubertin, founder and President of the International Olympic Committee Member Country From Until Notes Mario Lucchesi-Palli Italy 1894 1894 Demetrios Vikelas Greece 1894 1897 President (18941896) Lord Ampthill United Kingdom 1894 1898 Alexei de Butowski Russian Empire 1894 1900 Leonard A. Cuff Australasia 1894 1905 Charles Herbert United Kingdom 1894 1906 Jose Benjamin Zubiaur Argentina 1894 1907 Ernest Callot France 1894 1913 Treasurer (18941895) Viktor Balck Norway-Sweden 1894 1921 William Milligan Sloane United States 1894 1924 Pierre, Baron de Coubertin France 1894 1925 General Secr tary (18941896), President (18961925) Jiri Stanislav Guth-Jarkovsky Bohemia 1894 1943 [edit]Presidents No. Name Origin Took office Left office Notes[1] 1 Demetrius Vikelas Greece 1894 1896 2 Pierre, Baron de Coubertin France 1896 1925 Longest serving President (29 years). Godefroy Baron de Blonay (acting) Switzerland 1916 1919 3 Henri, Comte de Baillet-Latour Belgium 1927 1942 Died in office. 4 Johannes Sigfrid Edstrom Sweden 1942 1952 5 Avery Brundage United States 1952 1972 So far the only non-European member to hold the post. 6 Michael Morris, 3rd Baron Killanin Ireland 1972 1980 7 Juan Antonio Samaranch Spain 1980 2001 Second longest serving President (21 years). 8 Jacques, Count Rogge Belgium 2001 scheduled for 2013 Second Belgian to hold the post. First fully term limited President.