Youssoupha Ndiaye

Biographical information

Full nameYoussoupha•Ndiaye
Used nameYoussoupha•Ndiaye
Born9 May 1938 in Dakar (SEN)
Died17 July 2021 in Saint Louis (SEN)
NOC Senegal


Youssoupha Ndiaye was an IOC Member from 2002-17 and chaired the Ethics Commission from February 2007 to September 2017. He also served on the Juridical Commission from 2002-15. After 2017 he became an Honorary Member of the IOC. Ndiaye started in sport as a footballer and won a gold medal at the 1963 Friendship Games. He later served as President of the Senegalese Football Federation and Minister of Sport in Senegal.

Ndiaye earned a degree in philosophy at the Lycée Faidherbe, Saint Louis in 1959. He received a law degree from the Faculty of Law in Dakar in 1964, and became a judge in Senegal in 1966, eventually becoming President of Senegal’s Supreme Court from 1976-84. He also served on the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) and was later President of the Constitutional Council in Senegal from 1993-2002.

Organization roles

Role Organization Tenure NOC As
Member International Olympic Committee 2002—2008 SEN Youssoupha Ndiaye
Honour International Olympic Committee 2017—2021 SEN Youssoupha Ndiaye

Special Notes