Mr. Harvey L. Abrams, President
Born in Philadelphia, PA and educated at Central High School
(BA 1967, class of 226), Pennsylvania State University
(BS 1971), Southeast Missouri State University
(MAT 1979), Pennsylvania State University
Mr. Abrams is a Health and Physical Education teacher with a specialty in History of Sport.
has taught in public schools including Hempfield HS
(Landisville, PA), Neshaminy HS
(Langhorne, PA), the John F Kennedy School (West Berlin, Germany), State College public schools (State College, PA), Penns Valley public schools
(Spring Mills, PA) and Bellefonte public schools
taught and coached wrestling at Southeast Missouri State University and Pennsylvania State University
A letterman in wrestling at Penn State (1968-71) he
tried out for the US Olympic freestyle wrestling team four times placing 2nd (1972) and 4th (1976) in qualifying tournaments.
United States representative to the International Olympic Academy
(IOA) in Greece, 1981.
A FILA referree, founder of the Philadelphia Amateur Wrestling Club
(PAWC, 1973), owner of an antiquarian book business since 1979, researcher, author, publisher, historical consultant.
Mr. Abrams is an Olympic & sport historian and the founder of the IISOH.
Life member of both the North American Society for Sport
History (NASSH) and the International Society for History of Physical Education and Sport
is recognized with a biography in Who´s Who in the East.
Harvey Abrams, President
International Institute for Sport and Olympic History