Ernst Hirt - Member of the Hall of Fame

Ernst Hirt was one of the initiators of international cooperation in the field of sports facility development. His encounter with Frieder Roskam in Cologne and Dr Walter Künzel in Vienna resulted in the founding of the IAKS. Ernst belonged to the IAKS Executive Board from its founding in 1965 until 1973.

Ernst shared responsibility for the creation of Switzerland's two national colleges of physical education in Magglingen and Tenero, which today are still the leading training centres for top-level sport in Switzerland.