Amadou Barry

Biographical information

Full nameAmadou•Barry
Used nameAmadou•Barry
Born15 November 1904 in Saint Louis, Saint-Louis (SEN)
Died22 March 1969 in Dakar, Dakar (SEN)
NOC Senegal


Amadou Barry founded the Senegalese Olympic Committee in 1961 and served as its first President. He was a former director of the Senegal Railway and later was Deputy Mayor of the commune of the Île de Gorée in Dakar. He was also President of the Finance Commission and the Economic Affairs Committee in the Senegal National Assembly. Barry became an IOC Member in October 1965 and served until his death in March 1969.

Organization roles

Role Organization Tenure NOC As
President Comité National Olympique et Sportif Sénégalais 1961—1969 SEN Amadou Barry
Member International Olympic Committee 1965—1969 SEN Amadou Barry