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Former Olympian field hockey player and administrator Atif dies
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Four-time Olympian and a long-serving field hockey administrator Manzoor Hussain Atif died Monday due to cancer. He was 80.
"He died of cancer early this morning," Atif's son-in-law Dr. Nadeem Afraz said . Atif, a left fullback, won a gold medal at the 1960 Rome Olympics, as well as taking part in the 1952, 1956 and 1964 Games.
He was manager of the Pakistan hockey teams that won gold at the 1968 Mexico Olympics and the Los Angeles Games in 1984.
Atif also served as secretary Pakistan Hockey Federation and the Asian Hockey Federation. He was the first non-European chairman of the International Hockey Federation's rules board in 1994.
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