World Archery’s condolences for death of Patrick Baumann

14 October 2018
Buenos Aires (ARG)
The International Olympic Committee member passed away during the Youth Olympic Games.

The sports world learned the sad news of the sudden and unexpected passing of International Basketball Federation Secretary General Patrick Baumann during the 2018 Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

World Archery President Prof Dr Ugur Erdener issued the following statement regarding his fellow International Olympic Committee member:

“This terrible news has come as a shock to the world of sport. Patrick was a close friend of mine and of World Archery Secretary General Tom Dielen, as well as an active and forward-thinking leader who has achieved so much for the Olympic Movement.”

“Our deepest sympathies lie with his wife, Patricia, his family and friends, and everyone involved in international basketball.”

Baumann was president of the Global Association of International Sports Federations and SportAccord, and a council member of the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations, all of which World Archery is a member.

World Archery expresses its sincerest condolences to Patrick’s family and the basketball community.