Anonymous asked in SportsOlympics · 1 decade ago

Who was the President of the International Olympic Committee between 1981 and 2001?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    "Juan Antonio Samaranch"


    Born: 17-Jul-1920

    Birthplace: Barcelona, Spain

    Gender: Male

    Ethnicity: Hispanic

    Sexual orientation: Straight

    Occupation: Sports Figure

    Nationality: Spain

    Executive summary: Former Olympic Committee President

    Wife: Maria Teresa Salisachs Rowe (m. 1-Dec-1955)

    Son: Juan Antonio Samaranch Salisachs

    Daughter: Maria Teresa


    International Olympic Committee President 1980-2001

    Spanish Ambassador (1977-80 ) the Soviet Union and Mongolia


    President of International Olympic Committee (1981-2001)

    The native of Barcelona was re-elected in 1996 after IOC's move in '95 to bump membership age limit to 80; replaced by Belgian "Jacques Rogge."


    Juan Antonio Samaranch is born in Barcelona, Spain, into a well-to-do family, which made its money in the textile industry....


    1938 Samaranch is drafted into the Spanish Republican army, forces led by the Spanish government to fight against Gen. Francisco Franco and his Nationalist rebels during the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939). After the war, Samaranch returns home to Barcelona...........


    1943 Samaranch works in his father's firm, but he becomes increasingly interested in organized sports. In 1943, he forms his own roller hockey league, a move that later introduces him to the world of international sports as he travels around Europe to represent his team............


    1951 Samaranch organizes the world championship games for roller hockey in Barcelona.....


    1955 While serving on Barcelona's city council, Samaranch helps organize his city's hosting of the Mediterranean Games, an event that involves African, Arab and European players from around the Mediterranean. In the same year, he marries Maria Teresa Salisachs Rowe, nicknamed "Bibis." They have two children, Maria Teresa and Juan Antonio...........


    1956 During the next decade, Samaranch serves as Spain's chief of mission at Olympic Games in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy, in 1956; Rome, Italy, in 1960; and in Tokyo, Japan, in 1964..


    1966 After working in the international sports arena in various capacities, Samaranch joins the International Olympic Committee (IOC).............


    1967 Samaranch becomes president of the Spanish National Olympic Committee for a three-year term. He also becomes a member of the Spanish Parliament the same year....


    1968 Samaranch is appointed head of protocol for the IOC. He continues in his post until 1975 and then serves again from 1979 to 1980.....


    1970 While head of protocol, Samaranch joins the IOC's executive board, serving until 1978. He begins a second term in 1979............


    1974 Samaranch moves into a more powerful role in the IOC as vice president....


    1977 Two years after Franco's death, Samaranch becomes Spanish ambassador to the Soviet Union. At the time, Moscow is preparing to host the 1980 Summer Olympics....


    1980 The United States and 60 other nations boycott the Moscow Olympics in protest of the Soviet Union's invasion of Afghanistan. During the same year, Samaranch leaves his post in Moscow to become IOC president.....


    1984 The Summer Olympics are held in Los Angeles, California, despite a retaliatory boycott by the Soviet Union, East Germany, Cuba and other Communist countries.....


    1988 After an effort by Samaranch to persuade 160 of 167 countries to come to the 1988 Summer Games in Seoul, South Korea, the Olympics receives renewed interest and support....


    1996 The Summer Games are held in Atlanta, Georgia, amid speculation of bribery following the intense bidding wars of preceding years. Other cities also fall under suspicion, including Toronto, Canada; Salt Lake City, Utah; and Nagano, Japan....


    March 1999 The IOC expels six of its members for accepting hundreds of thousands of dollars from the committee trying to win the 2002 Winter Games for Salt Lake City. The expulsions follow an overwhelming vote of confidence for Samaranch.....


    September 2000 After 45 years of marriage, Samaranch loses his wife, "Bibis," to a long illness. She dies in Barcelona at age 67....


    July 2001 Samaranch steps down as IOC president after 21 years.....................................


    One of his quotes:

    “Olympism is a philosophy which, by blending sport with culture, seeks to create a way of life based on the joy found in effort, the educational value of good example and respect for universal ethical principle”...


    My regards!;)

  • 1 decade ago

    Seventh President of the International Olympic Committee, Juan Antonio Samaranch was the President of the IOC from 1980 to 2001.

    From the time he took up office, he tried to give a new direction to the Olympic Movement which was badly shaken by the political difficulties of the XXII Olympiad, and undertook a long voyage around the world to establish numerous contacts with Heads of State and sports leaders and to defend the Olympic cause. He secured the IOC's status as an international non-governmental organisation and restructured its finances (television rights, sponsorship programmes). He kept the Olympic flame alive during the crisis years of boycotts (Moscow 1980 and Los Angeles 1984). It was through his efforts that the Olympic Museum was built in Lausanne (1993).

    When the IOC found itself in crisis, because of abuses of trust by some of its members, he undertook major reforms to the structure of the institution. Mr Samaranch's mandate ended on the 16 July 2001, in Moscow, where he was elected Honorary President for Life.

  • 1 decade ago

    Juan Antonio Samaranch

  • 4 years ago

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  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    Moscow is one of the largest towns in the world. Is a town that's developed quickly in recent ages, and, consequently, comprises high-rise suburbs surrounding a relatively small traditional center with plenty of interesting historical architecture. The most important place of Moscow may be the Red Square that's been for generations, one's heart and soul of Russia. Here, you are able to visit the Century St. Basil's Cathedral, one of the most famous pieces of architecture on the planet and the constructivist chart of Lenin's Mausoleum. Red Square is surely a wealthy place in icons of Russia's turbulent and exciting past.

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