Juan Antonio Samaranch
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"Don (honorific)/Don Juan Antonio Samaranch y Torelló, 1st Marquis of Samaranch" (; 17 July 1920 – 21 April 2010), was a Spaniard/Spanish sports administrator who served as the seventh Presidents of the International Olympic Committee/President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) from 1980 to 2001. Samaranch served the second longest term as the head of the IOC, the longest being that of Pierre de Coubertin (29 years).

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Olympism is the marriage of sport and culture.

We peruse one ideal, that of bringing people together in peace, irrespective of race, religion and political convictions, for the benefit of mankind.

Olympism is a philosophy which, by blending sport with culture, seeks to create a way of life based on the joy found in effort, the educational value of good example and respect for universal ethical principle.

These members have done great harm to the Olympic ideal. Now the greatest service to the Olympic movement is simply to accept their fate.

We are very grateful to the authorities concerned, and also for their excellent response in the security measures that have been taken.

In this moment, I have to be at the head of the International Olympic Committee more than ever, ... I have to try to help to solve these problems.

Throughout its history, the international Olympic Committee has struggled to spread its ideal of fraternity, friendship, peace and universal understanding.

The 'movement' is paramount, the concept of 'family' is the symbol we wish to project.