Samaranch served as the President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) from 1980. to 2001. Due to his merits he then became Honorary President for Life of the International Olympic Committee.
Samaranch`s contribution to the Olympics was to allow the best players to compete and thus the Olympic Games became attainable to all the athletes of the world. Juan Antonio Samaranch was a proven friend of our athletes and our Olympic movement.
He visited Belgrade in four occasions, and in 1991 he visited the Stadium of FC Red Star