Long-serving Olympic doctor dies
Sat, 04 Aug 2012 9:08p.m.
Former long-serving Australian Olympic team doctor Brian Sando has died, the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) says.
Sando served the Australian team in medical roles at seven Olympic Games, including as team doctor at Seoul, Barcelona, Atlanta and Sydney.
"It's a sad day for the Olympic movement and Australian sport," AOC Deputy Chef de Mission Kitty Chiller told reporters in London.
Sando was one of Australia's most experienced sports doctors, and was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia in 1995 for his services to the field. He was inducted into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame in 2001.
"He was a lovely man and a very kind man," Chiller added.
It is understood he had been suffering pancreatic cancer.
Sando had also been team doctor for the Adelaide Crows and was a life member of the club.
"Sad day for the club after the passing of our wonderful long serving doctor and life member Brian Sando," the club said via Twitter.
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