Fencer who won a gold medal in team foil at the 1976 Olympics, also winning later at the World Championships.
He learned to fence at a young age growing up in West Germany.
He assumed the office of the president of the International Olympic Committee in 2013.
He was born in Wurzburg, West Germany.
Kornelia Ender competed for East Germany at the 1976 Olympics, winning four gold medals in swimming.