TORONTO, December 2. CAROL ANNE LETHEREN, an IOC member and chief executive officer of the Canadian Olympic Association, died Friday in Toronto. She was 58.
Letheren collapsed Wednesday night while speaking at an
awards banquet for alumni of the Schulich School of Business in Toronto, part of York University. She was taken to the intensive care unit of St. Michael's Hospital, where she had been listed in critical condition.
Letheren was appointed to the IOC in 1990. She served
as president of the Canadian Olympic Association from 1990-94 and chief executive officer from 1994 until her death.
"Her contribution to Olympism and sport was truly
exceptional," the International Olympic Committee said in a statement from its headquarters in Switzerland.
"The IOC expresses its deepest sympathy to Mrs.
Letheren's family, her numerous friends and acquaintances around the world, as well as the Canadian
Olympic Association and the country's sports