Death of Juan Antonio Samaranch

July 17, 1920 - April 21, 2010
Barcelona, Spain | Age 89

Former IOC president dies at 89
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By STEPHEN WILSON and PAUL LOGOTHETIS, AP Sports Writers

BARCELONA, Spain

Juan Antonio Samaranch, a reserved but shrewd dealmaker whose 21-year term as president of the International Olympic Committee was marked by both the unprecedented growth of the games and its biggest ethics scandal, died Wednesday at a hospital. He was 89.

Samaranch, a courtly former diplomat who served as Spanish ambassador in Moscow, led the IOC from 1980 to 2001. He was considered one of the...

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