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Miguel Moenck

Biographical information

TypeIOC member
Full nameMiguel Ángel de los Dolores Amado de Jésus•Moenck y Peralta
Used nameMiguel•Moenck
Born18 September 1890 in La Habana (Havana) (CUB)
Died31 August 1969 in La Habana (Havana) (CUB)
NOC Cuba


Miguel Monck studied at Tulane University and became an architect and educator in Havana. Moenck played basketball and ran long sprints and middle distance, winning national titles in both the 400 and 800 metres. He was a pioneer of sports in his country, founding the Cuban AAU in 1913, serving as its secretary from 1920-39, and also founded the Cuban Olympic Committee in 1926. He was President of the Cuban NOC from 1926-30, and again in 1938-39. He also served as Chairman of the Organizing Committee for the 1930 Central American and Caribbean Games held in Havana. Moenck was co-opted onto the IOC in January 1938 and served until his death in 1969. He was a member of the Executive Board from 1953-59.

Organization roles

Role Organization Tenure NOC As
President Comité Olímpico Cubano 1926—1930 CUB Miguel Moenck
President Comité Olímpico Cubano 1938—1939 CUB Miguel Moenck
Member International Olympic Committee 1938—1969 CUB Miguel Moenck
Executive Board Member International Olympic Committee 1953—1959 CUB Miguel Moenck