Modern Track Hero Passes Away


IAAF mourns the passing of Juan Antonio Samaranch

Monte-Carlo - The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF)offers its sincerest sympathies and condolences to the family and colleagues of former International Olympic Committee President Juan Antonio Samaranch, who died this morning at 89.

Widely credited with renewing and fundamentally changing the landscape of the Olympic Movement, Samaranch led the IOC for 21 years from 1980 until 2001, and was Honorary IOC President at the time of his passing.