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French hockey legend Georges Corbel passes away

Georges Corbel Paris, March 3 (IANS) Former French international hockey player and former President of the Fédération Françai ...

Georges Corbel

Paris, March 3 (IANS)

Former French international hockey player and former President of the Fédération Française de Hockey (FFH) Georges Corbel has passed away at the age of 73, the International Hockey Federation (FIH) said on Tuesday. With his club le FC Lyon, Corbel won the French Championship 10 years in a row between 1968 and 1977, an achievement that has not been matched since.

Corbel was selected for France for the first time aged 18 in 1960 and participated in three Olympic Games -- 1960 Rome, 1968 Mexico and 1972 Munich.

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