Arnold Green, Estonian politician, President of the Estonian Olympic Committee (1989–1997), died he was 91
Arnold Green was an Estonian politician and president of the Estonian Olympic Committee from 1989 to 1997, leader of the Estonian
Olympic team for the Games in Albertville, Barcelona, Lillehammer and
Atlanta and former President of the Estonian Wrestling League and the
Estonian Skiing League died he was 91..
(August 20, 1920 – November 4, 2011)
Born to an Estonian family in Riga, Latvia, in 1920, Green served in the Soviet Army in World War II, emerging as a Soviet politician of the Estonian Soviet Socialist Republic in the post-war years. From 1962 to 1990 he was the minister of foreign affairs of the Estonian SSR. Green participated in the organization of the 1980 Olympic Games sailing regatta in Tallinn.
In 2001 he was awarded the Olympic Order by the IOC.
Honours and awards
- Five Orders of the Red Banner of Labour
- Order of the Badge of Honour
- Order of Friendship of Peoples
- Order of the Patriotic War 1st class
- Order of the Red Star
- Medal “For Courage”
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