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CLASSIC OLYMPICIMAGES ST. MORITZ 1948 SPEEDSKATING Ken Bartholomew of the United States powers to the silver medal in the men's 500m speed skating at the 1948 Winter Games. Two other athletes, his compatriot Robert Fitzgerald and Thomas Byberg of Norway were also awarded silver medals as the three of them finished in the same time. Another Norwegian, Finn Helgesen, won the gold. Photo: IOC

OLYMPIC REVIEW79 OBITUARIES MANZOOR HUSSAIN ATIF The International Hockey Federation ( FIH) has announced the death of Manzoor Hussain Atif, an honorary member of the IF. Atif won a gold medal with the Pakistani team at the Rome Games in 1960. He also took part in the 1952, 1956 and 1964 Games. Atif was the manager of Pakistani Olympic champion teams at Mexico City in 1968 and Los Angeles in 1984. A member of numerous committees within the FIH, Atif received the federation's Order of Merit in 1982 and became an honorary member in 2002. The IOC was greatly saddened to learn of the death of Henry Heng Hsu, IOC Honorary Member in Chinese Taipei, at the age of 96. Elected as an IOC member in 1970, he was a member ( 1962- 1965), Vice- President ( 1965- 1973) and then President ( 1973- 1974) of the Chinese Taipei Olympic Committee, as well as being President of the Chinese Taipei Amateur Swimming Association ( 1954- 1965), Vice- President of the Asian Amateur Swimming Federation since 1966 and Council member of the Asian Games Federation ( 1966- 1972). A Member of Parliament at the Legislative Yuan, Chinese Taipei, from 1972 to 1986 and National Policy Advisor to the President of Chinese Taipei from 1987 to 2000, Hsu was a real sports lover, practising football, volleyball, swimming and water polo at international level. A gold medallist in volleyball at the 9th Far East Games in Tokyo ( 1930) and in football at the 10th Far East Games in Manila ( 1934), he also won gold in 50m and 100m freestyle swimming at the Hong Kong Championships ( 1940) and at the Hong Kong Water Polo Championships ( 1948- 1951). Hsu was a judge in the swimming competitions at the 1956 Olympic Games in Melbourne. HENRY HENGHSU IOC MEMBER AND IOC HONORARY MEMBER SINCE 1988 The IOC was greatly saddened to learn of the death of Anani Matthia, at the age of 81. Elected as an IOC member in 1983, he was President of the Togolese National Olympic Committee between 1976 and 1995, and a member as an NOC representative of the Commission for the Olympic Movement ( 1982- 1990) and the Olympic Solidarity Commission ( 1982- 1989), as well as being a member of the Sport for All Commission ( 1989- 2001) before becoming an Honorary Member in 2007. A pharmacist by profession, Anani Matthia played a key role of promoting football in his home country. He was an active player before he became President of the Togolese Football Federation in 1972. In all his activities he always promoted the Olympic values and understood the important role that sport plays in contemporary society. ANANI MATTHIA FORMER IOC MEMBER AND HONORARY MEMBER SINCE 2007