It means a lot to have an international Patron. H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco has been an old friend of Professor Ljungqvist and Monaco means something special for him:
"Monaco has always been my 'second home-country'. It has also hosted 'my' association – The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) and has been very kind to the International Olympic Committee (IOC), during all the years while I was the chairman of its medical commission. Therefore, the foundation is very honoured and deeply thankful that H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco has accepted to be the Patron of the Foundation."