It is with great sadness that the Lausanne 2020 Organising Committee learned of the death of its President Patrick Baumann while he was attending the Summer Youth Olympic Games currently underway in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Patrick has, since its inception, been one of the pillars of the Lausanne 2020 project. He has supported it fervently at every stage, working tirelessly and passionately to bring together all those who build it. Father of two children, Patrick had great confidence in youth and took great pleasure in working with them, for them, with the objective of making Lausanne 2020 a truly innovative event.
The entire Lausanne 2020 team, including its Executive Committee and its two Vice-Presidents, the Mayor of the City of Lausanne, Grégoire Junod, and the Vaud State Councillor Philippe Leuba, extend their deepest condolences to Patrick’s family, his wife and his two children.
International Olympic Committee Press Release: here