IPC Sends Condolences to Family of Xavier Barrios

30 Dec 2011

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has sent its condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Xavier Barrios, the former President of the Andorran Paralympic Committee, who tragically died on 22 December 2011.

The 54 year old, who competed in the 2002 and 2006 Paralympic Winter Games and was Andorran Chef de Mission in Vancouver last year, died as a result of serious injuries he sustained in a skiing accident in the resort of Portella, Spain.

Sir Philip Craven, IPC President, said: “On behalf of the whole Paralympic Movement I would like to express my sadness at Xavier’s passing and send my heartfelt condolences to his wife and child as well as all those who knew him.

“Xavier was a very keen and popular skier having represented his country with pride at two Paralympic Winter Games. He was also a great leader who showed very high levels of commitment to not only developing para-skiing but all Paralympic Sport. He will be sadly missed by all of us.

“Our thoughts are with his family at this difficult time.”

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