Victor Boin

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Victor Boin, 1922

Victor Boin (born February 28, 1886 in Burcht , Antwerp Province , † March 31, 1974 in Brussels ) was a Belgian sports journalist, athlete and sports official.

At the 1920 Olympic Games in Antwerp , he was selected by the National Olympic Committee of Belgium to be the first athlete in history to take the Olympic oath written by Pierre de Coubertin .

Boin took part in a total of three Olympic Games ( 1908 , 1912 and 1920). In 1908 he won the silver medal with the Belgian water polo team, and four years later the bronze medal. At the Olympic Games in 1920 he was a member of the Belgian epee team , which won the silver medal.

After his active career, Boin stayed in the sport as an official. Between 1955 and 1965 he was President of the National Olympic Committee of Belgium. From 1932 to 1956 he was President of the Association Internationale de la Presse Sportive (AIPS).

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  1. ^ AIPS Web Site. In: January 19, 2010, accessed November 7, 2015 .