STATEMENT: Mayor Garcetti on the passing of IOC Member Patrick Baumann

"Patrick Baumann will be remembered in the annals of sport for his visionary belief in the power of competition to strengthen bonds of humanity, respect, and understanding. His sharp mind, compassion, integrity, and irrepressible humor helped set the Olympic movement on a course for 21st century greatness — and I will always be awed by his devotion to the core human values of Olympism, and grateful for the trust he placed in Los Angeles to be a faithful keeper of the flame. Patrick was a wonderful friend, and my heart is with his family and everyone who loved, respected, and was inspired by this great man." — Mayor Eric Garcetti