|Born||Willem Johan Herman Mulier
10 March 1865
|Died||12 April 1954
The Hague, Netherlands
He was founder of sports club Koninklijke HFC in 1879 and the first tennis club in the Netherlands in 1884. He also organized the first athletics competition and introduced cricket and hockey to the Netherlands.
In 1889 he was founder of the Nederlandsche Voetbal- en Athletische Bond, the Dutch Football and Athletics Association. In 1890 he ice skated past eleven cities in Friesland, which became a precursor to the Elfstedentocht. He designed the medal for participation himself.
- Pim Mulier at www.speedskatingnews.info
- International Skating Union – Past Presidents at www.isu.org
|President of the International Skating Union