Karl Lennartz

Athens, 5th May 2014

The International Olympic Academy was deeply saddened by the news of Prof. Dr Karl Lennartz’s passing, a universally recognized historian of the Olympic Movement, a great personality and a true friend of the Academy.

Always mobilized by a deep feeling of loyalty for the Olympic Ideals, Prof. Dr Lennartz inspired many people with his scientific work and the numerous books he published, underling the important role of Olympism for the mankind. With a sense of responsibility towards history, his inheritance will be a valuable tool to all future researchers.

For the IOA, Prof. Dr Lennartz, a lecturer, a collaborator, an advisor, will always be remembered with great respect.

Our thoughts are with his family during these difficult times,


Isidoros Kouvelos