MOC condolences to Samaranch family

Thursday, April 22, 2010, 19:16

H.E Marquis Juan Antonio Samaranch, Hon.Life President of the International Olympic Committee

The President and Directors of the Maltese Olympic Committee

have sent their condolences to the Samaranch family following the passing away of H.E Marquis Juan Antonio Samaranch, Hon.Life President of the International Olympic Committee .

Mr.Justice Lino Farrugia Sacco, President of the Maltese Olympic Committee, referred to H.E Juan Antonio Samaranch as ‘ a great friend of the Maltese Olympic Committee and one who was always aware with the progress local sport achieved in particular during the past two decades.’

Marquis Samaranch first visited Malta on the 15th May 1984 for the Council of Europe Conference for Ministers of Sport, on the 25th May 1993 he attended and opened officially the 5th Edition of the Games of Small States of Europe, in 1995 he was present for a short visit during which he was given the Honoris Causa by the University of Malta and on the 29th September 1999 he attended and addressed the European Sports Ministers Conference held in Malta.





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