Patrick Baumann will always be remembered for his vision and beliefs in the true power of sport and Olympic humanity.
Through his leadership Patrick has united us into one voice. He has respected each and every member of the world sports family, Olympic and Non-Olympic. His energy, his optimism, his intelligence, his down to earth approach, his positivity and his sense of humour touched and inspired us all.
Patrick was a man of sport, on and off the field of play, he understood, practised and preached sport for the good of humankind. His integrity in many ways has given us credibility and we can only be grateful for the time, effort and support he has given to sports and the future of our youth regardless to where we are in the sporting tree.
Patrick’s legacy will not fade, we must all continue to stand and be the one family he wanted us to be. This is the promise we must make. He was a true friend to all of us and our hearts and condolences are with his wife, two children, his family and to every one who loved and respected him for the great man he has been.