The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) was deeply saddened to learn today of the passing of its Executive Committee and Foundation Board Member, Patrick Baumann, at the age of 51. Mr. Baumann died suddenly during the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
WADA President, Sir Craig Reedie, said: “On behalf of WADA, I extend heartfelt condolences to Mr. Baumann’s family, friends and colleagues. Patrick was a long-time colleague and friend with whom I had the honor of serving on a number of International Olympic Committee Commissions. He was a man of great integrity and an outstanding young sports administrator with a bright future. Patrick was much admired and respected by all, including by his fellow members on WADA’s Executive Committee and Foundation Board. I wish to recognize his immense contribution to sport and commitment to anti-doping. It is, without question, a great loss to these global communities.
Mr. Baumann had been an Olympic Movement Member of WADA’s Foundation Board since 2013 and Executive Committee since 2017.