Lausanne (RWH) The International Bobsleigh & Skeleton Federation (IBSF) mourns the death of Patrick Baumann.
The 51-years-old Swiss unexpectedly passed away on Saturday in Buenos Aires where the Summer Youth Olympic Games take place currently.
Patrick Baumann, IOC Member since 2007, was the Secretary General of the International Basketball Federation (FIBA). He was also leading the Organizing Committee for the Youth Olympic Winter Games Lausanne 2020. In 2016 he was elected as President of the Global Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF).
„We have hardly words to describe what we feel. Not only have we lost an exceptional sports official but moreover an inspiring colleague who was a role model for so many of us. He will remain in our hearts with his unique friendly and positive way! Our sympathy is with his wife and his two kids as well as his family“, says IBSF President Ivo Ferriani.
The IOC has asked for the Olympic flag to be flown at half-mast at the IOC headquarters in Lausanne and at the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires for three days.
A memorial service was held by the IOC in Buenos Aires on Sunday which was attended by International Federations´ representatives, officials and athletes of FIBA to remember Patrick Baumann.
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