Göran Petersson

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Göran Petersson (born 1942), is a Swedish lawyer, sailor and sports official.

Petersson got his law degree (jur.kand.) from Lund University in 1967, and has been a lawyer since 1977. He worked until his retirement[1] at Advokatfirman Vinge in Gothenburg.[2]

During the period 2004-2012 Petersson was the president of the International Sailing Federation (ISAF), where he succeeded Paul Henderson. He was succeeded by Carlo Croce.[3]

During the period 2009-2017, he was a member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).[4][5]


  1. ^ "Swedish Lawyer society". Retrieved 2017-11-09.
  2. ^ Vinge: Göran Petersson, accessed on October 3, 2009
  3. ^ "A Short History of World Sailing". ISAF. Retrieved 2017-11-09.
  4. ^ "Göran Petersson, President of the International Sailing Federation, has today been elected as a member of the International Olympic Committee". ISAF - World Sailing. 2009-10-09. Retrieved 2017-11-09.
  5. ^ "Contact Directory IOC active members". The International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 2017-11-09.