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A memorial service for our late President Patrick Baumann will be held at Lausanne Cathedral on Friday November 2 at 14.00 hrs CET.
Patrick died suddenly and tragically aged 51 on October 12 while attending the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires.
The service will celebrate the life of a man who made a massive contribution to GAISF and to sport around the world in a number of key roles and who inspired and energised all he met.
Following Patrick’s death, the day-to-day operations of GAISF continue to be carried out as normal by the Secretariat directed by the Council led by First Vice President Dr. Raffaele Chiulli. This follows established protocol, and Dr. Chiulli will lead until the new President is endorsed at the GAISF General Assembly in Australia in May 2019.
Looking forward, International Federations will come together in Lausanne for the 2018 IF Forum, from 5-7 November. This year’s Forum, titled ‘Open Doors and Open Minds – New Tools for IFs’, will focus on the latest innovations and technology, which federations can utilise in a number of ways.
For more information on IF Forum, click here.