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Louis Magnus

Louis Magnus was born May 25, 1881 in Kingston, Jamaica. He returned to France in 1889 and became interested in sports on ice. Magnus became a five-time French champion in figure skating but developed a passion for ice hockey very early into his sporting career. He organized the inaugural meeting in Paris on May 15 and 16, 1908 inviting Bohemia (Czech Republic), Switzerland and Belgium to establish La Ligue internationale de Hockey sur Glace, the International Ice Hockey Federation. Magnus was elected President and served until 1912 and again in 1914 and was then the IIHF Vice President between1923-1924. He worked as a journalist and publisher all his life supporting ice hockey and was a delegate of the French National Olympic Committee to organize the inaugural 1924 Olympic Winter Games in Chamonix. In 1985, the French Ice Hockey Federation honored his memory by creating the Louis Magnus Cup to be presented annually to the national champion in ice hockey. Louis Magnus passed away on November 1, 1950. He was inducted to the IIHF Hall of Fame within the builders' category in 1997.

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