FIBA chief Baumann dies of heart attack

By Daily Sports on October 15, 2018

Views: 924

International Olympic Committee (IOC) member and FIBA secretary general Patrick Baumann passed away on Sunday (Manila time) at the Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires, Argentina due to a heart attack.

He was 51.

“It is with great sorrow and shock that the International Olympic Committee has learned the death of Mr. Patrick Baumann, IOC member in Switzerland, in Buenos Aires,” the IOC said in a press statement. “Patrick Baumann was a central figure of the Olympic Movement.”

IOC president Thomas Bach said the shocking news “hit us all very hard.”

“We can hardly believe this terrible news. Particularly since, even today, we have seen him working hard, as we always knew him, for the sport he loved. We lose a young and sympathetic leader full of hope who was standing for the future of sport. Our thoughts are with his wife, his children and his family,” said Bach.

FIBA president Horacio Muratore expressed his sympathies as well and said “FIBA moved forward by leaps and bounds” under Baumann’s leadership.

To honor the death of Baumann, the IOC has asked the Olympic flag to be flown at half-mast at the IOC headquarters and at the Youth Olympic Games for three days. The IOC will also hold a memorial inside the Youth Olympic Village.

Baumann was a former player, coach and referee. He joined FIBA in 1994 as a lawyer and served as FIBA deputy secretary general from 1995-2002 before he was unanimously appointed by the FIBA Central Board as Secretary General in 2002. Five years later, Baumann became a member of the IOC where he actively participated in the development of the IOC throughout his mandate as a member of several commissions.

In the first ever FIBA World Basketball Summit in China, Baumann was a keynote speaker and talked about the development of basketball globally and the role played by National Federations and FIBA in achieving growth. (KweseESPN)

•Photo shows Patrick Baumann

Source Daily Sports

Posted October 15, 2018


 

You may also like...
Mourinho better than Guardiola, says Maradona

Former Cameroon Football Federation boss given life ban...

UNILAG Honours Athletes, Prepares for NUGA 2019

Vettel ready for Russia Granx Prix

Carragher reveals Liverpool’s Drogba secret

3SC capture Kadiri Ikhana

 

Latest News Why Arsenal Fumbled at Watford — Xhaka CAF Champions League: How 10-man Al-Hilal of Sudan Held Wasteful Enyimba in Aba Salisu Yusuf’s Return from Corruption Suspension: NFF’s Hands Tied? Red-Hot Tammy Abraham Undecided Between Nigeria and England Dennerby Close to Leaving Super Falcons Job Nigeria to Tackle Brazil, Others at Beach Soccer World Cup Record-Breaking Starlets Disunite Adamawa to Win Maiden National Trophy •Dedicate NNL Title to Governor Udom Emmanuel Messi Trains Ahead of Champions League Opener Sevilla Go Top of La Liga By Beating Alaves Gov. Okowa Pre-Season Tourney: Ikoyina, Anyanwu Tighten Cynosure’s Grip on Second Place Kenyan Kamworor Breaks Half Marathon World Record Upset in 2019 Bet9ja Royal Cup Opener

 

Most Read Rangers International going, going . . . (45,857 views) Amaju Pinnick: A cat with nine lives (37,852 views) Missing $150,000 IAAF Grant: Solomon Dalung’s Hide and Seek game (36,460 views) Sports Development: Zenith Bank on the zenith (36,101 views) Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje’s solid footprints, commitment to sports development in Kano State (35,082 views) Current issues in Nigerian sports: Matters arising (34,986 views) Second Term: Amaju Pinnick, Other NFF Heavyweights Home to Roost •How Pinnick Broke the Jinx (34,576 views) Olopade, BET9A wave of revolution in NNL (34,097 views) Commonwealth Games 2018: Shame of Muhammadu Buhari, Solomon Dalung (33,689 views) NFF Presidency: Pinnick, Maigari, Ogunjobi, Okoye in Battle for Supremacy (33,108 views) John Mikel Obi: Segun Odegbami’s Outrageous Call! (30,852 views) Ibrahimovic’s Man U exit: Whose decision is it? And in whose interest? (30,839 views)

 

 


 

News Athletics (297) Basketball (182) Boxing (567) Columnists (483) Euro Soccer Update (5496) Fans Assembly (4) From the Grassroots (54) Golf (76) Interviews (14) Live Commentary (4) News (5532) NPL Glo Premier League (1049) People and Places (22) Readers Parliament (6) Tennis (594)

 

 

 

Phone numbers

Tel: +234(0)8066020976
+234(0)8055068145
+234(0)7013416146
+234(0)8094272884

Email addresses

info@dailysportsng.com
support@dailysportsng.com
publisher@dailysportsng.com

Office address

No 3, Adetoun Close, Off College Road, Ogba, Ikeja Lagos.
Website: www.dailysportsng.com

Social Media