Samaranch Given State-like Funeral in Barcelona
Juan Antonio Samaranch was given a send-off resembling a state funeral in his native Barcelona on Thursday.
• Chinese Olympic Committee Sends Condolence Letter to IOC President
The Chinese Olympic Committee on Thursday expressed the deepest condolences and most sincere sympathy to Jacques Rogge, president of the International Olympic Committee, and to the family of Juan Antonio Samaranch.
• Chinese President Hu Sends Condolence Letter to IOC President
Chinese president Hu Jintao sent a condolence letter to IOC president Jacques Rogge on Thursday, expressing the deepest condolences and most sincere sympathy to the family of Juan Antonio Samaranch.
• UN Chief Saddened by Death of Former IOC President
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Wednesday expressed sadness towards the death of former International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Juan Antonio Samaranch.
• China Hails Samaranch as "an Old Friend of Chinese People"
Yu Zaiqing, vice president of the Chinese Olympic Committee (COC), on Wednesday paid tribute to the late former International Olympic Committee chief Juan Antonio Samaranch, naming him "an old friend of the Chinese people."
• Tributes Pour in after the Death of Former IOC President Samaranch
Tributes have begun flooding in for the former International Olympic Committee President Juan Antonio Samaranch who died of heart and respiratory failure in Barcelona this Wednesday aged 89.
• China Pays Tribute to Samaranch
China on Wednesday paid tribute to the late former International Olympic Committee chief Juan Antonio Samaranch, naming him "an old friend of the Chinese people."
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Profile: Juan Antonio Samaranch

Following is the factfile of former IOC chief Juan Antonio Samaranch, who died at a hospital in Barcelona on April 21 at 89.

1920: Born into a wealthy family in Barcelona.

1980-2001: Served as the 7th President of the International Olympic Committee from 1980 to 2001.

2001: Did not apply for the presidency again and was succeeded by Jacques Rogge of Belgium. He then became Honorary President for Life of the IOC.

April 21, 2010: Died at a hospital in Barcelona.

Smaranch and China
• 20-year-friendship of a Chinese Worker with Samaranch
• President Hu and Samaranch Watch Volleyball Together
• Samaranch Watches Equestrian Event in Hong Kong
• Olympic Body Say No to Beijing Olympics Boycott
• Beijing 2008 Will Be Best-ever Games: Samaranch
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