Abdel Azim Ashry

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Abdel Azim Ashry (Arabic: عبد العظيم عشري‎; October 31, 1911 in Egypt – March 2, 1997 in Egypt) was an Egyptian basketball player, referee and sports administrator.

Career[edit]

Ashry played in the Egyptian first division basketball league in the 1930s and 1940s. Upon retiring, he became a referee, calling in the 1948 Olympic Games (including the USA-France final), 1950 World Championship (including the Argentina-USA final), 1952 Olympic Games (including the USA-USSR final) and 1954 World Championship (including the USA-Brazil final). Subsequently, he served as the president of the Egyptian Basketball Federation in 1972-1985, the president of the Egyptian Olympic Committee in 1978-1985 and secretary general of AFABA (currently FIBA Africa) in 1965-1997. He was enshrined in the FIBA Hall of Fame in 2007 as a contributor.

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Muhammad Ahmad Muhammad
President of the Egyptian Olympic Committee
1978–1985
Succeeded by
Abdel Karim Darwish