Thursday, April 22, 2010

Reading Comprehension: Former IOC President Dies - Answers

Who was Juan Antonio Samaranch?
He was the former head of the International Olympic Committee.

Did the current International Olympic Committee (IOC) president die?
No, some who used to be the IOC president died.

How did Samaranch die?
He died from heart troubles.

Where did he serve as an ambassador?
He served in Moscow as the Spanish Ambassador.

What did Samaranch work for during his tenure as IOC president?
During his time in office, Samaranch worked to help increase the number of participating countries at the Olympics.

Did Samaranch have experience with sports prior to becoming IOC president?
Yes, he held roles with the Spanish Skating Federation, Spanish National Olympic Committee and as Chef de Mission at the games in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Rome and Tokyo.

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