Denmark's Nielsen, honorary FIG member, passes away
posted on 01/06/2010

Niels Peter Nielsen, 76, a front-runner in the development and management of gymnastics in his homeland Denmark, died on Dec. 26, 2009, following a lengthy illness. He was a member of the Internationals Gymnastics Federation’s Gymnastics for All (group gymnastics) Committee from 1984-2000, when he retired as an honorary member of the FIG. Nielsen chaired the Danish federation from 1970-92 and played a role in the developing group gymnastics in both Denmark and internationally. Nielsen was the head of the 8th World Gymnaestrada in Herning, Denmark.

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