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PostSubject: Ex-Olympic Boss Juan Antonio Samaranch died today!!!   Wed Apr 21, 2010 6:58 pm

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100421/ap_on_sp_ol/oly_obit_samaranch

R.I.P. JUAN!!!

Juan Antonio Samaranch, the Spanish ex-head of the International Olympic committee died today in Barcelona. He led the Olympics from 1980-2001, oversaw the Olympic Games emerge from near bankruptcy in 1980 to a very lucrative business when he left. He was also noted for increasing the amount of women in the games with more women's sports being added into the mix. In 1980, 18% of the athletes were women, today, 45% are women.

He lost consciousness watching Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal in the Monte Carlo Masters, and never looked back from meeting up "Da Man upstairs".
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PostSubject: Re: Ex-Olympic Boss Juan Antonio Samaranch died today!!!   Mon Apr 26, 2010 9:49 pm

NO ONE KNOWS WHO THIS MAN IS?

This is the guy who wanted this song to be the official song of the Olympics, and he almost succeeded.




Instead, it's this:


And the most recent theme for a single Olympics is this:
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PostSubject: Re: Ex-Olympic Boss Juan Antonio Samaranch died today!!!   Mon Apr 26, 2010 10:19 pm

I honestly have NO IDEA who he is (I don't watch Olympics much); but wow, unfortunate that he died.
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