The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is deeply saddened to learn of the death of Baron Eduard von Falz-Fein, founder of the Liechtenstein Olympic Committee (LOC), at the age of 106.
During a visit to Liechtenstein in February last year, IOC President Thomas Bach presented Baron von Falz-Fein with the Pierre de Coubertin Medal in recognition of his long service to the Olympic Movement.
“He was a true pioneer in sport. Founding the Liechtenstein Olympic Committee and organising the country’s first Olympic team are just a few examples of his many remarkable contributions to Olympic history. The entire Olympic Movement and myself will always remember Baron von Falz-Fein for his passion for sport and contribution to Olympic sport,” said the IOC President.
The Baron founded the National Olympic Committee of Liechtenstein in 1935 and ensured that a team competed in both the Games of the Olympiad and the Olympic Winter Games one year later.
He subsequently attended almost every edition of the Olympic Games, holding positions in the LOC, the International Luge Federation (FIL) and the Liechtenstein Cycling Association.The IOC expresses its condolences to Baron von Falz-Fein’s family.