FIBA EUROPE PRESIDENT DEAD

olfa 568The president of FIBA Europe, Olafur Rafnsson, has been found dead in his hotel room in Switzerland.

The Icelander, aged 50, had been in Geneva attending the inauguration of the new headquarters of world governing body FIBA.

He was President of the National Olympic Association of Iceland and was elected to the Presidency of FIBA Europe in 2010.

Mr Rafnsson was a former player and won the Icelandic Championship in 1988 as part of the Haukar team.

No further details have been released.

In a statement, FIBA said: “The thoughts and prayers of the entire FIBA community are with Mr Rafnsson’s family.”

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