Don Juan Antonio Samaranch i Torelló, Marquess of Samaranch is a Spanish sports official and was president of the International Olympic Committee from 1980 to 2001.
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“I want to express my deepest apology to the athletes, the people of Salt Lake City in Utah and the millions of citizens worldwide who love and respect the games,”
Juan Antonio Samaranch
“I accepted his resignation and I thanked him for his 22 years as a member of the IOC, what he did for sport in his country and for us, ... He's a good man. He (made) a mistake.”
“He is an athlete who is really in the golden book of the history of the Olympic Games.”
“Spain is not a racist country,”
“But what happened in Spain has helped us, as a country and a community, focus on the problem and I can say that Spain is one of the most dedicated countries in the world to fighting racism.”
“He is president of an organization that has 114 members of which a handful committed improper acts.”
“culture of corruption, chock full of bad things that never should have transpired.”
“We believe nothing wrong was going on.”
“He's the president now. He's supposed to win.”
“Every president has his personality, but I can say that President Rogge is an excellent president.”
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