Former president of FIFA Joao Havelange who ruled the organization in 1974-1998 died today at the age of 100. Mario Andrada, Director of Communications Department of the organizing committee of 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio reported this on Tuesday.
‘We share grief on the occasion of Avelange’s death; today, the national flags of Brazil at all Olympic stadiums will be flown half-mast’, Andrada said as quoted by RIA Novosti.
Recently, Havelange, the long-standing FIFA president and the holder of silver medal in water polo tournament of 1951 Pan American Games in Buenos Aires, suffered from pneumonia. In July, he turned for medical help and was admitted to a hospital, but three days after that, he was discharged as his health conditions had improved.
Source: RIA Novosti