Last NameSportCountryYear Inducted

Sport: Official/Administrator
Inducted: 1981
Country: Israel
Born: December 3, 1901, in Riga, Latvia
Died: 1993

Baruch Bagg was general secretary of the Palestine/Israel Physical Training Department from 1939 to 1953.

Bagg was instrumental in the establishment of the Wingate Institute for Physical Education in Israel in 1957. From 1957 to 1969, he was Wingate’s first administrative director.

As a member of Hapoel, Bagg organized its first Maritime Congress in Haifa in 1932. He was secretary of Hapoel in 1932 and 1933 and represented the Histradut and Hapoel in Poland in 1934 and 1935.

Bagg was secretary and organizer of the physical fitness training department of the National Committee from 1939 to 1948 and the Ministry of Education’s succeeding department from its establishment in 1948.

He was one of the initiators of the Independence Day Run and author of many articles on sport and physical education.

In 1920, Bagg established the Jewish Scouts in Latvia and was a physical fitness teacher in Jewish schools from 1922 to 1929. He settled in Palestine in 1929 and graduated from Technion, The Israel Institute of Technology, in 1931.
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