Lev, Prince Urusov

Biographical information

Full nameLev Vladimirovich•Urusov
Used nameLev, Prince•Urusov
Original nameЛев Владимирович•Урусов
Born31 December 1877 in St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg (RUS)
Died6 January 1933 in Paris XVe, Paris (FRA)
NOC Russian Federation


Lev, Prince Urusov was co-opted onto the IOC in October 1910. He was a career diplomat who was posted to Sofia and Tokyo, returning to Russia in 1915. After the Bolshevik Revolution he emigrated to France, where he lived the rest of his days. He remained an IOC Member to Russia, although the nation was strictly non-existent, and by not living in that nation, he was seemingly in violation of IOC rules for its members. Urusov tried to get the IOC to allow refugees from Russia to compete at the 1924 Olympics, but this was defeated by the IOC. Urusov remained a member of the IOC until his death in 1933.

Organization roles

Role Organization Tenure NOC As
Member International Olympic Committee 1910—1933 RUS Lev, Prince Urusov

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