Samaranch, Juan Antonio

Samaranch, Juan Antonio
b. 1920, Barcelona
   Sports administrator
   After a career in finance and the diplomatic service, culminating in a period as Spain's ambassador to the USSR from 1977–80, Juan Antonio Samaranch Torrello, Marqués de Samaranch, turned to full-time sports administration when elected President of the International Olympic Committee in 1980. A member of Spain's Olympic Committee since 1954, its President from 1967–70, he was nominated to the International Olympic Committee in 1966. The Summer Olympic Games were held in his home city of Barcelona in 1992.
   See also: Quinto Centenario
   Further reading
   - Miller, D. (1992) Olympic Revolution: The Biography of Juan Antonio Samaranch, London: Pavilion.
   CHRIS DIXON

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