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Arrigo Gattai

Biographical information

TypeOther
SexMale
Full nameArrigo Mario Roberto•Gattai
Used nameArrigo•Gattai
Born17 April 1928 in Milano, Milano (ITA)
Died21 September 2012 in Milano, Milano (ITA)
NOC Italy

Biography

Arrigo Gattai was a manager and civil lawyer. In his youth he practiced table tennis, rugby, and athletics. Beginning in 1955 he worked in sports administration in both football, as a member of the council of F.C. Internazionale Milano from 1955-68, and skiing, as President of the Italian Ski Federation from 1976-87.

Gattai was made a member of the council of CONI (Italian Olympic Committee) in 1977, and was named vice-president starting in 1978. He became President in 1987, defeating Primo Nebiolo, after the resignation of Franco Carraro. Gattai served until 1993, until he was defeated in a re-election bid by Mario Pescante, who had been CONI secretary-general. Gattai was known as a leader with a strong personality, not always easy to get along with, but he always faced difficult situations in a direct manner.

Organization roles

Role Organization Tenure NOC As
President Comitato Olimpico Nazionale Italiano 1987—1993 ITA Arrigo Gattai