Pim Mulier

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Pim Mulier
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Pim Mulier
Born Willem Johan Herman Mulier
(1865-03-10)10 March 1865
Witmarsum, Netherlands
Died 12 April 1954(1954-04-12) (aged 89)
The Hague, Netherlands
Nationality Dutch

Willem Johan Herman Mulier, known as Pim Mulier (10 March 1865 – 12 April 1954) was one of the leading figures in sporting history of the Netherlands.[1]

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.[1]

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.[1]

In 1891, Mulier, with the assistance of Charles Goodman Tebbutt, introduced bandy to the Netherlands.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Pim Mulier: grondlegger van Nederlandse sport" (in Dutch). Nederlandse Omroep Stichting. 10 March 2015. Retrieved 11 March 2015. 
  2. ^ Arnout Janmaat (March 7, 2013). "120 jar bandygeschiedenis in Nederland" (PDF). Retrieved 2 May 2014. 

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Unpreceeded
President of the International Skating Union
1892–1894
Succeeded by
Viktor Balck