DATE-PLACE OF BIRTH: March 22, 1942, St. Catharines, Ont.
FAMILY: Wife: Julie Houghton Keith, a writer; three children, two stepchildren
EDUCATION: Commerce degree (1962) and law degree ('67) from McGill University; arts degree ('63) from Sir George Williams University
OCCUPATION: Lawyer, chartered accountant, chancellor ( McGill University)
TENURE WITH IOC: 25 years
TOP ADMINISTRATIVE ACCOMPLISHMENT: Negotiated television rights for the IOC since 1983
MOST NOTABLE FAILURE: Finished behind Jacques Rogge and Un Yong Kim in a bid for the IOC presidency in 2001
SPORTING HONORS: Swam for Canada at the 1960 Olympics in Rome, in the 100 meter freestyle (sixth) and 4x400 medley relay (fourth)