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21 April 2010

Juan Antonio Samaranch: A "Most Exceptional" IOC President

Every native Atlantan remembers this moment on September 2, 1990:



Juan Antonio Samaranch announces Atlanta as the host city of the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games

The voice of Juan Antonio Samaranch speaking Atlanta's name, on that September day, is literally engrained into the collective memories of those folks lucky enough to experience the moment. Samaranch died today in Barcelona, Spain. And I must say that Juan Antonio Samaranch was a most exceptional International Olympic Committee President.