Muhammed Taher Pasha

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Muhammed Taher Pasha (1879 – 1970) (Arabic: محمد طاهر باشا‎) was an Egyptian doctor of political science, originally of Turkish origin,[1] and the founder of the Mediterranean Games.[2] He was the chairman of the Egyptian Olympic Committee and also a member of the Executive Commission of the International Olympic Committee from 1952 to 1957.

Taher Pasha convinced the National Olympic Committees of the Mediterranean countries 1948 Summer Olympics held in London to create the Mediterranean Games.


  1. ^ British Documents on Foreign Affairs: Reports and Papers from the Foreign Office Confidential Print. From 1945 through 1950. Africa, 1946-1950. Part IV. Series G, University Publications of America, 1999, ISBN 1556557701, Mohammed Taher Pasha...Son of a former Turkish Minister at Stockholm, Mustafa Shebib Pasha,... 
  2. ^ Mediterranean Games
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Prince Isma'il Daoud
President of the Egyptian Olympic Committee
Succeeded by
Abdel Rahman Amin