China's former IOC member He Zhenliang dies
Updated: 2015-01-04 19:06
Undated file photo of He Zhenliang, former International Olympic Committe member. He died at a hospital in Beijing on Jan 4, 2015 at the age of 85. [Photo/IC]
BEIJING - China's former IOC member He Zhenliang has died aged 85.
He, who was elected to the International Olympic Committee in 1981 and elected IOC vice president in 1989, died at a hospital in Beijing Sunday afternoon, his family said.
He was instrumental in Beijing's successful bid for the right to host the 2008 Olympic Games.