Peter Tallberg’s Olympian Legacy Lives On

2 | 6 | 2015

The legacy of Finnish Olympic legend and long-serving IOC member Peter Tallberg will live on through a fund in his name, which will raise money for promising young athletes. 

Tallberg, who served as the IOC Athletes’ Commission representative on the WOA board from 2007-2014 and was the second-longest serving IOC Member at the time of his death earlier this month, had a strong and far-reaching impact on the Olympic community. 

During his administrative career the five-time Olympic sailor worked tirelessly to place the athletes at the heart of the Olympic Movement and to protect sport from all forms of corruption. His work will continue through the fund, which has been set up in his name to support young and talented athletes. The funds raised will be distributed to worthy recipients by the Finnish Olympic Committee.  

Peter Tallberg died earlier this month at the age of 77 following a battle with cancer. His funeral will take place on 3 June at 12:00 in Kirkkonummi, Finland with a memorial service to follow for family, friends and members of the Olympic community.

The family of Peter Tallberg has asked for donations instead of funeral bouquets as all contributions will go directly into supporting the work of the young athletes through the fund. If you or your organisation would like to donate to the Peter Tallberg fund please contact for the details. Condolences can be sent via the Finnish Olympic Committee.