Primo Nebiolo

Track and Field Association President

Primo Nebiolo, 76, who raised the profile of track and field during his nearly two decades as president of the International Amateur Athletic Federation, died Nov. 7 at a clinic in Rome after a heart attack.

The IAAF is track and field's world governing body. Mr. Nebiolo had run it since 1981 and for the past two decades had been among the world's most powerful sports rulers.

In addition to being chief of the IAAF, he had been president of the International University Sport Federation since 1961, president of the Association of Summer Olympics International Federations since 1983, a member of the International Olympic Committee since 1992 and president of the University Sports Club of Turin, his home town, since 1948.

Richard Marius

Writer and Educator

Richard Marius, 66, a writer who directed Harvard University's undergraduate writing program from 1978 to 1994, died of cancer Nov. 5 at his home near Boston.

He wrote three novels and a biography of Thomas More that was nominated for a National Book Award in 1984.

In 1995, Dr. Marius was accused of displaying antisemitic leanings in an article, prompting Vice President Gore to withdraw an offer to make him a full-time speech writer. Dr. Marius adamantly disputed the charge.

Nadezhda Stalin

Dictator's Granddaughter

Nadezhda Stalin, 57, the granddaughter who was the only one of the Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin's eight grandchildren to keep the last name Stalin rather than adopt his old Georgian surname Dzhugashvili, died of cancer Nov. 7 in Moscow.

She studied at a theater school but did not graduate and married the son of writer Alexander Fadeyev.