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Dr Sam Ramsamy was born on the 27th January 1938 in Durban, South Africa. His educational background; Springfield College of Education, Durban; University of South Africa; Carnegie College of Physical Education, Leeds (Great Britain); LLD (HC) University of Toronto (Canada); Honorary Doctrates – University of Surrey and Leeds Metropolitan University (Great Britain); Honorary Fellow – Roehampton College, University of Surrey. During his career, Dr Ramsamy participated in various sports; swimming, athletics, football and surf lifeguarding. Sam was the chairman of the South African Non-Racial Olympic Committee (SANROC, 1976-1990); Chairman of the South African Commonwealth Games Association (1994-1997); President of Swimming South Africa (1991-1997); Honorary Life President of Swimming South Africa (2004-); President of the NOC (1991-2005); General Manager and Chef de Mission to the Games of the XXV Olympiad in Barcelona in 1992 and the XVII Olympic Winter Games in Lillenhammer in 1994; Vice President of FINA; Member of the IOC Executive Board (2006-) to date.

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