Former International Olympic Committee President Juan Antonio Samaranch dies at age 89

Posted By: The Ski Channel on April 21, 2010 9:56 am

Former president of the International Olympic Committee Juan Antonio Samaranch died today of cardiac arrest.  He was 89.  Samaranch was admitted to the hospital after suffering from a serious heart condition.  He was head of the IOC for 21 years, from 1980-2001, and was responsible for the financial security of the Olympic games as he maximized revenue from both television and sponsorship deals.  Our thoughts go out to the Samaranch family during this difficult time.