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Huge lost for the World Skate Family: Ricardo Grin passed away after a hard fight against cancer

  • News: FIRS
  • Date: Tuesday, 27 March 2018

World Skate Vice President, Ricardo Grin passed away yesterday. “He has been a great Vice President who gave a fundamental support to the World Skate presence in the YOG of Buenos Aires. But, most of all, he was a true friend to me and I will miss his helpful advice, his warmth and the friendliness we used to have each other. We will never forget you. Grazie Ricardo!” in Sabatino Aracu’s words. Ricardo Grin was a sport leader with vast national and international experience.

Ricardo Grin has been a pillar for the sport world at both National and International level.
Argentinian Sub secretary of Sports between 1992 and 1995 and President of the National Speed Committee of Confederación Argentina de Patín, his administration was mainly important for the international achievements in the World Championships, Panamerican Games (2011) and ODESUR Games (2010). Internationally, he has been member of the FIRS - now World Skate - Comité International de Course and was president of the Speed Technical Committee of the Panamerican Roller Sport Confederation promoting the political growth in the discipline: his duty has always been to the national and international sport for it to develop and grow.
In the recent years, he was Vice-president of the Confederación Argentina de Patín, Director of the Argentinian CeNard (National Centre of High Performance Athletics) and, since March 2017, World Skate Vice President.
Ricardo Grin will be buried tomorrow in the Buenos Aires Parque Memorial.

World Skate condolences go to his family, friends and athletes.

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