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FIBA Europe president Rafnsson found dead

Olafur Rafnsson, president of FIBA (the International Basketball Federation) Europe, was last night found dead in his hotel room in Geneva.

Fifty-year-old Rafnsson was visiting Geneva for Tuesday’s official opening of FIBA’s new headquarters.

Rafnsson was also president of the National Olympic Association of Iceland. He was elected president of FIBA Europe in 2010.

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