Death Of A Bureaucrat

Death Of A Bureaucrat
By Donny Mahoney Updated

Juan Antonio Samaranch died today. The Spanaird, a friend of fascism and a member of the Franco regime, oversaw the professionalistion, commercialisation and the NBCification of the Olympic Games.

Sportswriters will be writing obituaries not only for Samaranch, but for the Olympic spirit all week. But we can do as much in four chronologically-arranged Youtube clips, which all took place under JAS's watch. Citius, Altius, Fortius

The 100 metres of drugs (Seoul '88)

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8sKB8955n4U]

Just Do It: The Dream Team ('92)

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATvVtuf9I7g]

When Irish swimmers start winning gold, something is wrong (Atlanta '96)

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[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PF0QXYtzHpw&feature=related[/youtube]

(jump to 6.34 for the love of God)

MustSeeTV: Marion Goes For 8 (Sydney, 2000)

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[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qx_-DpRDwIs&feature=related[/youtube]

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