It is with great regret that UIPM shares news today of the passing of our Executive Board member, Timur Dossymbetov. Mr Dossymbetov, 58, was the founder of the Kazakhstan Olympic Committee and he went on to serve for many years as Secretary General and Vice-President. A decorated pentathlete, the Almaty native represented the USSR national team for 10 years, repeatedly winning major international competitions. He was awarded the title of Honored Master of Sports. A man of great integrity, commitment and warmth, Mr Dossymbetov will be missed across the global Modern Pentathlon community as much as he will be in Kazakhstan where he was a lynchpin of the national sports structure for all of his adult life.