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Madrid bid backer hospitalized

A key player in Madrid's bid for the 2016 Games (and Chicago's early defeat) has been hospitalized.  Former IOC President Juan Antonion Samaranch gave a speech that esentially asked his IOC colleagues to vote for Madrid so his homeland could host the Games before he died.  First round support for Madrid helped to knock Chicago out of the running.  Rio wound up crushing Madrid in the final round.  And now Mr. Samaranch has been hospitalized after suffering a mild heart attack.


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