2005 - Obituaries
October 2005 - Fred Smith, former Secretary General of the New Zealand NOC from 1990 to 1991, died suddenly aged 59 in early October.
19 June 2005 ľ Kenneth ''Sandy'' Duncan, former Secretary General of the NOC of Great-Britain from 1949 to 1975, Chef de Mission to 12 Olympic Summer and Winter Games from 1952 to 1972, passed away aged 93. Qualified for the sprint events at the Olympic Games of Berlin 1936, he was unable to participate due to an injury. Kenneth Duncan received the Olympic Order in 1984.
April 2005 ľ Rolland Roy (Haiti) passes away - We learn of the demise of Rolland Roy who was for 20 years, until last October, Secretary General of the Olympic Committee of Haiti, and President of the National Olympic Academy since November 2001. He was also, among other functions in sport, President of the Athletics N.F. for 15 years and Secretary General of the Volleyball N.F.
26 January 2005 - ANOC members learnt with great sadness of the passing away of Ibrahima Mbaye (Senegal), the son of Judge Kéba Mbaye, former IOC Vice-President and current President of the International Council of Arbitration for Sport.
An architect by profession, Ibrahima Mbaye was the Executive Director of the Olympafrica Foundation since its creation in June 1993, under the aegis of the International Olympic Committee. Based in Dakar, Olympafrica develops programmes to help poorer countries acquire basic sports infrastructures.
The President of ANOC has underlined that the death of Ibrahima Mbaye is a great loss for Africa and the Olympic Movement.