Guy Koller, the president of the French Weightlifting-Musculation Federation, died on Sunday July 3.
He was found in the early morning in his hotel room in Oran (Algeria).
He was there as part of the Mediterranean Games which are currently taking place in Algeria.
Guy Koller was 65 years old and had been president of his federation for just over a year.
He was elected to this position in April 2021. He succeeded Jean-Paul Bulgaridhès.
"It is with the greatest amazement and the deepest emotion that we have just learned from the voice of the President of the French National Olympic and Sports Committee, Mrs. Brigitte Henriques, that our dynamic and dedicated President Guy Koller died in Oran. in Algeria where he was in the framework of the Mediterranean Games”, indicated his federation in a press release.
The causes of his death are not yet known.
But the federation indicates that “the public prosecutor has requested an autopsy.
We will bring you more information when we know the exact reasons for his death.
The CNOSF learned with amazement and sadness of the death of Guy Koller, President of the @FFHaltero, which occurred this morning in Oran, where he was as part of the #JMOran2022.
The CNOSF presents its condolences to his family, loved ones and to the Federation.
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– FranceOlympique (@FranceOlympique) July 3, 2022
Before taking charge of the destinies of his federation, Guy Koller who was Alsatian had been one of the greatest French champions in his discipline.
He was seven times French champion from 1978 to 1984 in the heavyweight category (+110 kg): “The CNOSF teams are mobilized to support the French delegation present in Oran.
Brigitte Henriques, President of the CNOSF, is going there to support the delegation, the National Olympic Committee said in a press release.
On behalf of the French sports movement, the CNOSF presents its condolences to his family, loved ones and the Federation.