Actions
Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Samaranchs in:
 • Cementiri de Montju´c
 • Barcelona
 • Provincia de Barcelona
 • Cataluna
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Discussion Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Juan Antonio Samaranch
Birth: Jul. 17, 1920
Barcelona
Cataluna, Spain
Death: Apr. 21, 2010
Barcelona
Cataluna, Spain

Sports Executive, Ambassador. He served as the president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) from July 1980 to July 2001. He was forced to serve during the 1936 Spanish Civil War with the Spanish Republicans, before escaping to France, where he pledged his allegiance and support to the pro fascist uprising led by General Francisco Franco. From 1977 to 1980 he served as Spain's ambassador to both the Soviet Union and Mongolia. During his tenure as IOC president, he is credited with saving the Olympic Games from near certain bankruptcy to a multi-billion dollar industry. Under his leadership, he radically reformed the Olympic Games movement, attracting global corporate sponsorships, in conjunction with generating unprecedented financial revenues from improved television contracts. In 1999 he was implicated, and eventually cleared in a bribery and corruption scandal, over allegations of improper involvement in the selection of Salt Lake City as the host city of the 2002 Winter Olympic Games. He died in his native Barcelona from heart failure.  (bio by: Nils M. Solsvik Jr.) 
 
Burial:
Cementiri de Montju´c
Barcelona
Provincia de Barcelona
Cataluna, Spain
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Nils M. Solsvik Jr.
Record added: Apr 23, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 51500671
Juan Antonio Samaranch
Added by: Nils M. Solsvik Jr.
 
Juan Antonio Samaranch
Added by: Henrik
 
Juan Antonio Samaranch
Added by: Henrik
 
There is 1 more photo not showing...
Click here to view all images...
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.


- Martin W
 Added: Sep. 13, 2013

- AMELIA
 Added: Apr. 21, 2013
Rest in Peace Mr. President
- YS Park
 Added: Dec. 31, 2012
There are 36 more notes not showing...
Click here to view all notes...
Do you have a photo to add? Click here
How famous was this person?
Current ranking for this person: (3.7 after 27 votes)
 

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service