Roland Baar
Personal information
Born(1965-04-12)12 April 1965
Osterholz-Scharmbeck, West Germany
Died23 June 2018(2018-06-23) (aged 53)
Velpke, Germany

Roland Baar (German pronunciation: [ˈʁoːlant ˈbaːɐ̯]; 12 April 1965[1] – 23 June 2018)[2] was a German rower who competed for his nation at several Olympic Games.[3][4] After retiring from the sport in 1996, he received the Thomas Keller Medal in 1998. He served on the Athletes' Commission of the International Olympic Committee between 1999 and 2004.

Baar was killed in a car crash in June 2018.[2]


  1. ^ "Trauer um Roland Baar". Hannoverscher Ruder-Club. Retrieved 26 June 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Roland Baar, 53, Olympian, Ex IOC Member". Around the Rings. Retrieved 26 June 2018.
  3. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Roland Baar". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020.
  4. ^ Roland Baar at World Rowing