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Marian Kozlowski (Poland)
Born on December Saturday, 1927, in in Warsaw, Poland.
Nationality:
Poland

Enshrined as a contributor in the FIBA Hall of Fame on March Thursday, 2007.

Highlights

  • He was a journalist and during many years worked as Deputy Editor of the Polish newspaper “Expressu Wieczornego” (Evening Express)
  • Authored several basketball books, including “A Concise Dictionary of American Basketball”, published by FIBA, and “English for Basketball Players, Coaches, Referees, Followers and Fans”, edited by the Polish Basketball Federation
  • President of the Polish Basketball Federation: 1957-1969 and 1980-1984
  • During his tenure as President of the Polish Basketball Federation, the Polish Men’s National Team was Silver medalist in the 1963 European Championship for Men in Wroclaw and 2 times Bronze medalist: in the 1965 European Championship for Men in Moscow and the 1967 European Championship for Men in Helsinki. In addition, participation in 3 Olympic Games (Rome 1960, Tokyo 1964 and Mexico 1968) and 1 World Championship (Montevideo 1967)
  • During his tenure as President of the Polish Basketball Federation, the Polish Women’s National Team was 2 times Silver medalist in European Championships for Women (in Yugoslavia 1980 and Italy 1981) and Bronze medalist in the 1968 European Championships for Women in Italy
  • Member of the Executive Board of the Polish Secretary of State for Sports
  • Member of the Junior Basketball Commission of FIBA: since 1964
  • Member of the FIBA Central Board
  • President of the Standing Conference of Europe (current FIBA Europe): 1982-1990
  • Vice President of FIBA

Distinctions & Recognitions

  • Honorary President of the Polish Basketball Federation
  • Honorary Member of the FIBA Central Board
  • Chevalier of Order, awarded by the Polish Government
  • FIBA Order of Merit in 1996