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Samaranch, Juan Antonio

(Juan Antonio Samaranch Torello, marqués de Samaranch), 1920–2010, Spanish Olympic official. He was a businessman, an elected public official, and served (1977–80) as Spanish ambassador to the USSR. In 1954 he joined the Spanish Olympic committee, became (1966) a member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), and was IOC president from 1980 to 2001. During his tenure the commercial profitability of the Olympics increased enormously, largely due to the television revenues, corporate sponsorships, and licensing agreements he helped to arrange, and he oversaw such reforms as the admission of professional athletes and the encouragement of women's participation in all games and fought sports apartheidapartheid
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. His presidency was also marked by scandal, including the use of performance-enhancing drugs by athletes and corruption among IOC members in the selection of host cities.
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Mr Major, who became Sir John after being ousted in Labour's 1997 election landslide win, sent a personal letter to IOC president Juan Antonio Samaranch in September 1993, ahead of the crucial vote, hinting at a possible get-together.
Mr Major, who became Sir John after being forced from No10 inLabour's 1997 general election landslide victory, also sent a personal letter to IOC president Juan Antonio Samaranch in September 1993, ahead of the crucial vote, hinting at the possibility of a meeting between the two.
Juan Antonio Samaranch made a two hour visit to the town and while he was there he met Miss Joyce Farmer.
Tenders are invited for bar service - cafeteria in the municipal sports facilities of the sports city "joaqun blume", sports complex "juan antonio samaranch" and pabelln "jorge garbajosa" of torrejn de ardoz.
Former chairman of the International Olympic Committee Juan Antonio Samaranch was its first recipient.
"(Calgary) is working hard, communicating in their community and we are keeping away from that discussion (plebiscite)," said Juan Antonio Samaranch, who heads the IOC's evaluation of the bids.
During his visit to Sarajevo ErdoAan will receive an honorary doctorate degree at the International University in Sarajevo and a gathering will be held at the "Juan Antonio Samaranch" Zetra hall in Sarajevo for the 6th Congress of Union of European Turkish Democrats (UETD).
The IOC Disciplinary Commission, composed for this case of Denis Oswald (Chairman), Juan Antonio Samaranch and Ugur Erdener, decided the following:
The Games' ruling body said on Saturday those decisions would now be reviewed by an independent panel consisting of Ugur Erdener, the IOC's medical commission chairman, Germany's Claudia Bokel and fellow IOC member Juan Antonio Samaranch Jr.
Le fils de l'ancien president du Comite internationalolympique (CIO) Juan Antonio Samaranch, membre de la commission executivede l'instance olympique, a estime qu'il etait contre une exclusion de l'ensembledes sportifs russes des jeux olympiques JO-2016 de Rio, malgre les pratiques"devastatrices" revelees par le rapport McLaren."Les pratiques revelees par le rapport sont devastatrices, c'est uneenorme deception vis a vis de la Russie, et cela nous exaspere", a declare JuanAntonio Samaranch Salisachs, qui porte le meme nom et prenom que son pere, dansune interview publie mercredi dans le quotidien sportif AS.
IOC President Juan Antonio Samaranch sent a letter to Peter Ueberroth, the president of the LAOOC, noting that Olympic officials didn't like the networks coverage because it threatened to diminish the "international flavor" of the Games.
I was taken by the then International Olympic Committee president Juan Antonio Samaranch to the basketball final at the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games.