R.I.P. Bruno Grandi

“… he instituted a minimum age limit – 16 for women and 18 for men – to be able to participate in international competitions. This measure strove to combat the intensive training imposed on children in certain countries and to reduce the risk of injuries and their impact on the physical development of athletes. …

For him, the most valuable project was putting in place the “Academies” programme of courses to train coaches on every continent. …

In front of the building today, the flag is flying at half mast.”