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Iti Bacci

Biographical information

Full nameIti•Bacci (Baccich-)
Used nameIti•Bacci
Born15 July 1892 in Sušak, Rijeka (CRO)
Died11 January 1954 in Roma, Roma (ITA)
NOC Italy


Iti Bacci (né Baccich) was an Italian politician and sports official. He was a volunteer in World War I, but after the armistice he founded the nationalistic daily La vedetta d’Italia and in 1919 he took part of the Fiume’s leadership along with his brother Icilio. Bacci joined the PNF (Partito Nazionale Fascista, the Fascist National Party) in 1922 and was secretary-general in 1930-31 and a member of the Gran Consiglio del Fascismo (Grand Council of Fascism) in 1930-32. He was deputy of the Kingdom from 1929 and reconfirmed in 1934. During Fascism Bacci was very engaged as a sports official and in 1930-31 he was President of CONI, the Italian Olympic Committee. In the same years he directed the daily Il Littoriale.

In 1939 Bacci became national councilor of the Camera dei Fasci e delle Corporazioni (Chamber of Fasci and Corporations) until August 1943. After the surrender on 8 September 1943 he did not join the Italian Social Republic (Salò Republic) of Mussolini and he was arrested by the Nazis. He was released from prison based on the good words of his brother, who was a senator.

Organization roles

Role Organization Tenure NOC As
President Comitato Olimpico Nazionale Italiano 1930—1931 ITA Iti Bacci