The Former Director of the International Olympic Committee, Francois Carrard sadly passed away at the age of 83. His passing was a big loss of the community. He was a great man and a real gentleman who always lived for others and unfortunately, the person has died.
He helped oversee its reforms after the Salt Lake City bidding scandal. The news was officially confirmed by International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Monday. The cause of his death has not been revealed but some of the sources are believing that he died due to his age-related issues.
How Did Francois Carrard Die?
IOC Media tweeted,” The IOC is deeply saddened to learn of the death of its long-time Director-General, Francois Carrard, at the age of 83. Mr Carrard led the IOC administration from 1989 until 2003, and served IOC Presidents Juan Antonio Samaranch and Jacques Rogge”.
Many more big celebrities and officials took the support of social media to pay tribute to Carrard. The ICSS wrote,” We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Mr. Francois Carrard, a great man and a dear friend of the ICSS. His life and leadership so many in the world of sport. Our sincere condolences are with his family and friends”.
He died peacefully in his home city of Lausanne on Sunday, January 9, 2022, told the International Sports Press Association (AIPS). He was the group’s lawyer. During his 14 years of service, he served the IOC presidents, Juan Antonio Samaranch and Jacques Rogge. IOC President, Thomas Bach said in a statement,” Francois Carrard was a brilliant man with immense analytic skills and a very wide horizon”.
What Was Francois Carrard Cause of Death?
He was a doctor of Law from the University of Lausanne and specialized in sports law before becoming the IOC’s director-general. With his work, he changed everything and gave a new shape to IOC’s administration and played a key role in setting up the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) in 1999 and also the anti-doping code.
After he served at the IOC, he also headed the FIFA’s independent reform committee, drafting governance changes that were approved in 2016 which were aimed at ending the culture of corruption at world football’s governing body. Along with this, he was also a vice-president of the Montreux Jazz Artists Foundation Board.
Carrard gave his entire life to the country and worked for several high positions in his life. He was a great person who could never be forgotten. In the remembrance of Carrard, the Olympic flag will be flown at half-mast in Lausanne.