It is with the greatest shock that the International Fistball Association has learned of the death of Patrick Baumann, President of GAISF, the umbrella Organisation of all international sports federations, in Buenos Aires today.

IFA President Karl Weiss said: “This is a great shock, which has hit us all very hard. We lose a sympathic sports leader and friend, who was also a friend of fistball and the future of all sports. Our last meeting happened only 6 days ago. Our thoughts are with his wife, his children and his family.”

Patrick Baumann was elected as President of the Global Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF) in 2016; and as President of SportAccord in 2017.

The IFA expresses its deepest sympathies to Patrick Baumann’s family.