Patrick died, aged 51, on the evening of October 13 following a suspected heart attack while attending the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The thoughts of CSIT president Bruno Molea and the whole CSIT family are, and will remain, with his wife and children.
Patrick Baumann was an inspirational leader whose vision, drive and matchless enthusiasm characterised his work on behalf of sport worldwide as GAISF President, Secretary General of FIBA (the International Basketball Federation) and an IOC Member.
Patrick was the driving force behind the transformation of GAISF, following his election to the presidency in 2016. Under his guidance, the organisation re-branded and found a new direction and fresh purpose within the Olympic family. He engineered GAISF’s pivotal Memorandum of Understanding with the International Olympic Committee, and put in place systems and procedures to ensure GAISF’s unity and assure its future as a key service provider for members in the fast-changing world of sport.