Spainish PM pays tribute to Samaranch

2010-04-22 08:21 BJT


Spain's Prime Minister, Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, has paid tribute to the late, former IOC president.

Juan Antonio Samaranch passed away in a Barcelona hospital 1:30 pm local time on Wednesday.

Samaranch was admitted to the Qui-ron clinic on Sunday with acute heart problems. 3 days later, he passed away of cardio-respiratory failure at the age of 89.

Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero makes a statement upon the death of Juan Antonio Samaranch, former president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), at Madrid's Moncloa Palace April 21, 2010. REUTERS/Susana Vera
Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero makes
a statement upon the death of Juan Antonio Samaranch, former
president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), at
Madrid's Moncloa Palace April 21, 2010. REUTERS/Susana Vera




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