Juan Antonio Samaranch

IOC president 1980–2001

Don Juan Antonio Samaranch y Torelló, 1st Marquis of Samaranch (17 July 1920 – 21 April 2010) was a Spanish sports administrator. He served as the seventh President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) from 1980 to 2001.[1][2][3]

Juan Antonio Samaranch
Joan Antoni Samaranch

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Samaranch at the 2000 Summer Olympics
7th President of the International Olympic Committee
In office
1980 – 16 July 2001
Preceded byMichael Morris
Succeeded byJacques Rogge
Personal details
Born(1920-07-17)17 July 1920
Barcelona, Spain
Died21 April 2010(2010-04-21) (aged 89)
Barcelona, Spain
Spouse(s)Maria Teresa Salisachs Rowe (1955–2000; her death)
ChildrenJuan Antonio, Maria Teresa
ResidenceBarcelona, Spain
Alma materIESE
OccupationSports administrator
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Samaranch died of cardio-respiratory failure on 21 April 2010, aged 89.[4]


  1. Obituary The Times, 22 April 2010.
  2. Obituary The Guardian, 22 April 2010.
  3. Juan Antonio SamaranchThe Independent Obituary – 22 April 2010 (By Martin Childs)
  4. "Juan Antonio Samaranch mor a Barcelona", El Periódico de Catalunya, 21 April 2010.

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