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April 22, 2010 | By Alan Abrahamson
Juan Antonio Samaranch, former president of the International Olympic Committee who took the organization from financial instability and turmoil and steered it to global influence and prosperity, only to see his legacy tarnished by the specter of doping in sports and a corruption scandal, has died. He was 89. A Spaniard who served as IOC president from 1980 to 2001, Samaranch died Wednesday at a Barcelona hospital after experiencing heart trouble. He had been in failing health since he collapsed one day after the last of his four terms ended, in July 2001.
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SPORTS
July 20, 2001 | Alan Abrahamson
Juan Antonio Samaranch, the newly retired president of the International Olympic Committee, is likely to remain hospitalized for at least a week, perhaps longer, IOC officials said Thursday. Jacques Rogge, who succeeded Samaranch on Monday as IOC president, said Thursday that the ex-president is doing "fine, under the conditions" but will "have to stay . . . probably 10 days in the hospital." Samaranch, 81, was hospitalized early Wednesday, suffering from breathing problems.
SPORTS
July 20, 2001 | Alan Abrahamson
Juan Antonio Samaranch, the newly retired president of the International Olympic Committee, is likely to remain hospitalized for at least a week, perhaps longer, IOC officials said Thursday. Jacques Rogge, who succeeded Samaranch on Monday as IOC president, said Thursday that the ex-president is doing "fine, under the conditions" but will "have to stay . . . probably 10 days in the hospital." Samaranch, 81, was hospitalized early Wednesday, suffering from breathing problems.
SPORTS
March 17, 1999 | RANDY HARVEY
The International Olympic Committee returns to the Palais de Beaulieau today for an extraordinary session to address a scandal that threatens not only its role as the guardian of the five rings but the future of the Olympic Games. For anyone who was here for the IOC's annual session 13 years ago, it should come as no shock that this day of reckoning has arrived.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 21, 2010 | By Alan Abrahamson
Juan Antonio Samaranch, former president of the International Olympic Committee who took the organization from financial instability and turmoil and steered it to global influence and prosperity, only to see his legacy tarnished by the specter of doping in sports and a corruption scandal, has died. He was 89. A Spaniard who served as IOC president from 1980 to 2001, Samaranch died Wednesday at a Barcelona hospital after experiencing heart trouble. He had been in failing health since he collapsed one day after the last of his four terms ended, in July 2001.
SPORTS
July 25, 2001 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Ian Thorpe of Australia powered to his second world record in three days Tuesday in the World Championships at Fukuoka, Japan. Michael Phelps of the U.S. also smashed a world record, breaking his mark in the 200-meter butterfly with a time of 1:54.58. Thorpe's two records are his 10th and 11th in individual long-course events. He won three Olympic gold medals at Sydney, Australia, last year and already has three world titles at Fukuoka.
SPORTS
January 20, 1999 | ALAN ABRAHAMSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A sprinter who became one of Finland's most revered sports heroes on Tuesday resigned her post on the International Olympic Committee, the first IOC member toppled by the bribery scandal roiling the Olympic movement. Pirjo Haggman, 47, one of the first women to become an IOC member and a track champion so beloved in Finland that she has been depicted on a postage stamp, delivered her resignation to IOC President Juan Antonio Samaranch in Lausanne, Switzerland.
SPORTS
November 15, 1989 | From Associated Press
Four West German sites are willing to drop out of the running for the 2004 Olympics to clear the way for a bid by East and West Berlin, a West German official said today. Among the West German sites that had expressed interest in holding the games are Frankfurt, Hamburg, the Ruhr Valley and Stuttgart. "All have said they would drop out of contention if Berlin applies to host the Olympics," said Wolfram Kratzat, Frankfurt's top Olympics project director.
SPORTS
May 18, 2001 | ALAN ABRAHAMSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a move that smacks of nepotism and is bound to raise questions about whether the International Olympic Committee's professed commitment to change in the wake of the Salt Lake City corruption scandal is heartfelt, the IOC on Thursday nominated Juan Antonio Samaranch Jr. for membership. His father, Juan Antonio Samaranch, 80, has been president of the IOC since 1980. The father submitted the son's name for consideration.
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July 31, 2000 | ALAN ABRAHAMSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It is a quiet morning at the International Olympic Committee, and the patriarch of world sports allows himself a wistful thought: If only he had retired after his crowning glory, the spectacular 1992 Summer Olympics in his hometown. "Retiring myself after the Barcelona Games, I could have been a hero, no?" asks IOC President Juan Antonio Samaranch. Looking down momentarily, he thinks about what might have been, then adds: "I cannot regret. I have to write my history again."
SPORTS
March 17, 1999 | RANDY HARVEY
The International Olympic Committee returns to the Palais de Beaulieau today for an extraordinary session to address a scandal that threatens not only its role as the guardian of the five rings but the future of the Olympic Games. For anyone who was here for the IOC's annual session 13 years ago, it should come as no shock that this day of reckoning has arrived.
SPORTS
November 15, 1989 | From Associated Press
Four West German sites are willing to drop out of the running for the 2004 Olympics to clear the way for a bid by East and West Berlin, a West German official said today. Among the West German sites that had expressed interest in holding the games are Frankfurt, Hamburg, the Ruhr Valley and Stuttgart. "All have said they would drop out of contention if Berlin applies to host the Olympics," said Wolfram Kratzat, Frankfurt's top Olympics project director.
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