Spanish sport has received good news in the last hours. It wasn’t a successful victory on the field or on the track, but it was a victory in the missions. Juan Antonio Samaranch SalisacLegendary son Juan Antonio Samaranch Father, regain his position in the Vice President of the Republic International Olympic Committee.
The Catalan captain was awarded this medal after he excelled in the last stage of his career. His most recent success is his leadership of one of the most important committees responsible for 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. A global event held in the midst of a pandemic and international tension between countries like ChinaAnd the United StateAnd the United kingdomAnd the Russia or Ukraine.
Junior Samaranch was the only candidate to apply for the vacant position he would fill again after he was already Vice-President of the International Olympic Committee between 2016 and 2020. 72 votes in favour, 7 abstentions, and he received only 4 votes against.
from here, Spain She will again have a high-level representative within the ICRC. It is a position that Juan Antonio will combine with the position of a member of Spanish Olympic Committee And state representatives in the various sports institutions associated with the party headed by his father from 1980 to 2001.
The activity of the International Olympic Committee does not subside even a few hours before the end of the Winter Olympics in Beijing. It was precisely in the Chinese city that Juan Antonio Jr. was appointed as the new Vice President of the International Olympic Committee. A position he’s had for years, and he’s now recuperating after being the only candidate for the vacancy.
Junior Samaranch held his position as Vice President from 2016 to 2020, a period that marked the Olympics Rio de Janeiro 2016 And the Tokyo 2020. However, the outbreak of the epidemic postponed the appointment in the Japanese city for another year. Now, he’s taking the lead in a decision that has been confirmed at that 139th world edition of the sport’s highest-ranked Olympic-level institution.
Samaranch’s return to this distinguished position is an undoubted boost to the various sports projects in Spain. In particular, the intent of the COE and its chief Alexander White For a celebration 2030 Winter Olympics. candidacy Barcelona – Zaragoza – Pyrenees Gain strength with Juan Antonio in his new position.
Juan Antonio, 62, has shown that he is still in great shape and that he is able to successfully follow in his father’s footsteps. Samaranch the Great became a historical figure within the Olympic movement and was able to experience, from the presidency of the International Olympic Committee, Barcelona Olympics 1992.
Your son has just received a congratulations from the ICRC and its President Thomas Bach to drive it Beijing Games Coordination Committeewhich expires on February 20. It was a resounding success as it was held in the midst of a pandemic situation without major difficulties or incidents.
With this new appointment, Samaranch Jr. Family saga at the helm of the major positions in the IOC. In addition to his work as a sports director, Juan Antonio is immensely valuable as a financial analyst and businessman. He is co-founder and CEO of GPS Finance. Since 2001, he has devoted much of his time to the ICRC and will now officially resume his post on May 22.
Juan Antonio Samaranch Salisac is following in his footsteps Juan Antonio Samaranch TorilloWho was his father and great teacher. The elder Samaranch died in 2010, but he left his title in good hands, as his son continues his career with remarkable success.
Samaranch’s father was also a businessman like his son now and was also a famous Catalan politician with the title Marquis of Samaranch, which was bestowed upon him by the then head of state, the King Juan Carlos. In his youth, he worked as a health worker, studied as a business teacher and graduated from Graduate Institute of Business Studies. In addition, he was an outstanding athlete who excelled in such disciplines as hockey, boxing and football.
His direct association with the Olympics came in 1952 when he went as a journalist to cover Helsinki Games. Later he became the head of the national delegation at many Olympic events, and little by little he was climbing the ranks. As his political career progressed, he became an ambassador for regions such as Soviet Union or MongoliaHe became part of the vice-president of the International Olympic Committee, an institution he had come up with in 1966.
The great relationships he established during his time in Russia facilitated his rise to the position of President of the International Olympic Committee. In 1980, during the celebration of the 83rd session of the International Olympic Committee in Moscow, was officially set before the Olympics. One of his most important tasks during his tenure was to end the political boycott of several copies of the most important sporting event.
During his tenure, he put an end to the amateur nature of most sports, encouraged professionalism and brought the Olympic movement out of the bankruptcy into which it had slipped at the end of the 1970s. And in 1992, he was able to achieve his life’s dream, which was to celebrate the Barcelona Games after winning the final elections over the nominations Amsterdam And the Paris Six years ago. He continued his work until 2001, when he replaced him Jacques Rougeand continued to hold the position Honorary President for Life for the institution.
After the successful career in the sports field of Juan Antonio Samaranch Torillo, many hope that his son will follow in his footsteps. Currently, he has already resumed his position of power as Vice President and will have to stay there for the next four years unless there are leadership changes.
These could arrive in 2025, when new elections for the presidency of the International Olympic Committee will be held. In statements issued by EFE After his appointment, Samaranch admitted that he is now focused on his position and is not thinking any further: “It’s time to work hard as Vice President and there is no additional project.”
However, it seems clear that he could be one of the great candidates for the position who will follow in his father’s footsteps. For now, he is focusing on his new projects: “There are many projects in the IOC that need to be dealt with in detail. Good organization of the upcoming Games, the role of athletes, the intervention of politics in sports, the digital challenge of the income model and, above all, continuing to delve into the The importance of Olympic values in society.
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