Former IOC President dies at 89 | india | Hindustan Times
Today in New Delhi, India
Mar 23, 2017-Thursday
New Delhi
  • Humidity
  • Wind

Former IOC President dies at 89

india Updated: Apr 22, 2010 00:04 IST

Former International Olympic Committee president Juan Antonio Samaranch died on Wednesday at the age of 89 at a Barcelona hospital from a cardiorespiratory arrest, the hospital said. Samaranch, who headed the body which runs the Olympics from 1980-2001, passed away at 1:25 pm (1125 GMT) at the Quiron Hospital where he was admitted on Sunday after experiencing heart trouble, it said in a statement.

An honorary president for life of the IOC, he helped to revolutionise sponsorship and broadcasting deals for major events, seeking global sponsors instead of national federations making their own local arrangements.