With great sorrow, we must to report the passing away, Wednesday 14th, of Mr. Hein Verbruggen: IOC member and former president of UCI and SportAccord.

President Verbruggen, born in Helmond (Netherland) in 1941; has been a charismatic leader of sport, and a visionary about the importance of spreading sports, through the Internet. He served sport, during his career, with dedication and success.

When he left his presence at the IOC, in 2008; President Verbruggen launched very important initiatives for sport.  During his mandate as President of SportAccord, he maintained a very fluent and close relation with Bodybuilding and IFBB.

IFBB conveys its condolences to the family and joins them, in their sorrow and prayers.