Remembering the man behind the ringsThursday, 22 April, 2010
The former president of the International Olympic Committee, Juan Antonio Samaranch, has died at the age of 89. The Spaniard, who was the second longest-serving president in the history of the IOC, retired from the post in 2001 after 21 years at the helm. His achievements in building up the modern Olympics Games are offset by the Salt Lake City corruption scandal when several IOC members accepted bribes in return for their votes.
Jean-Loup Chappelet, a professor at the Graduate School of Public Administration in Lausanne, worked at IOC headquarters alongside Samaranch during the 1980s. WRS reporter Vincent Landon began by asking him about Samaranch, the man: