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|Caption||Lord Killanin at press conference (1980)|
Morris, Michael (1914 - 1999)
Lord Killanin, the President of the International Olympic Committee (1972-1980), photographed at a press conference in the Berkeley Court Hotel, Dublin, on 29 May 1980. He was giving an update on the position of the Moscow Olympic Games following the American-led boycott.
Lord Killanin started his career as a journalist. He was made president of the Irish Olympic Council in 1950 and served on a number of company boards. He was born Michael Morris but became the third Lord Killanin on the death of his uncle in 1927.
|Collection||RTÉ Stills Department|
|Date of photograph||
(29/May/1980 - 29/May/1980)