China lost a close friend-Samaranch
2010-4-21 23:18:41 Post:Echo | Categories:2010 | Comment:4 | Quote:0 | Browse:
April 21 Former International Olympic Committee President Juan Antonio Samaranch died in a Madrid hospital at 89.
I was astounded when I heard this news on the radio in the morning.
The Olympic Movement lost a great leader.
Samaranch, who was IOC chief between 1980-2001. He made tremendous contributions to the Olympic movement.
He is an old friend of the Chinese people. He had always hoped that China could host an Olympic Games. And his wish was finally realized in 2008. The Chinese people thank him.
We express our deep condolences to the death of Mr. Samaranch.