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Membres du Hall of Fame

Léon Bouffard (Suisse)
Né(e) en juin samedi, 1893, dans in Geneva, Switzerland.

Consacré en tant que personnalité marquante intronisé(e) au FIBA Hall of Fame en mars jeudi, 2007.

Temps forts

  • Member of the ""Genève-Ville"" Physical Education Section: from 1900 onwards
  • Preliminary school teacher: 1912-1927
  • Chief monitor of physical education: from 1913 onwards
  • Swiss Champion of pole-vault: 1914
  • Physical education instructor: 1927-1934
  • Technical President of the Geneva Gymnasts
  • Fell in love with basketball, when he attended a game between the YMCA and Foyer de Charvieu: 1928
  • Introduced basketball in the physical education sections and in the Geneva schools: 1929
  • Founder and President of the Association Cantonale Genevoise de Basketball (Basketball Association of Geneva's Canton): 1929
  • Organizer of the I Scholar Basketball Tournament (with 50 participating teams): 1930
  • Founder and President of the Fédération Suisse de Basketball (Swiss Basketball Federation): 1929
  • Co-Founded FIBA on 18th June 1932, in Geneva, Switzerland
  • President of FIBA: 1932-1948
  • Inspector of physical education in the Geneva cantonal schools: 1934-1957
  • Organizer of the 1st FIBA European Championship of 1935, in Geneva
  • Organizer of the 4th FIBA European Championship of 1946, in Geneva
  • Honorary President of FIBA: since 1948