Josef Dědič

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Josef Dědič
Personal information
Full name Josef Dědič
Country represented  Czechoslovakia
Born 1924
Died June 19, 1993(1993-06-19)
Prague, Czech Republic

Josef Dědič (b. 1924; d. June 19, 1993 in Prague) was a Czechoslovak figure skater and sport official. He placed 9th at the 1948 European Figure Skating Championships and retired from competitive skating in that year.

In 1949, he became a skating judge. He became an International Skating Union referee. He joined the ISU's technical committee in 1957, and served as the chairman of that committee between 1959 and 1967. From 1967 to 1984, he was a member of the ISU council representing figure skating. He served as vice-president of the ISU from 1984 until his death in 1993. From 1990 to 1993, he also served as president of the Czech Figure Skating Association.

He studied at the Charles University in Prague and was a teacher by profession. He was posthumously inducted into the World Figure Skating Hall of Fame in 1998.

Competitive highlights[edit]

Year 1947 1948
European Championships 9th
Czechoslovak Championships 1st


  • pirouette, September 1993. Number 9
  • DEU-Information 114/1993