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JAS Foundation’s Presidency expresses their condolence to the death of Mr. HE Zhenliang

2015-01-05

On 4th JAN, Former IOC Vice-President, Founding Member of the Samaranch Foundation (JAS Foundation), Mr. HE Zhenliang passed away.

IOC Vice-President, Samaranch Foundation President Mr. Yu Zaiqing said in memorial speech:



Today, Mr. He Zhenliang left us forever, he dedicated his whole life for the enterprise of China's sports, his tireless pursuit of the Olympic spirit will forever learned by us. Mr. He Zhenliang’s whole life has witnessed the development of the Olympism in China, and his contribution for the Chinese sports career will always be remembered.


He Zhenliang was a founding member of the Samaranch Foundation in China, the deep friendship between him and Samaranch family is a microcosm of the Chinese people and Samaranch family. In the coming days, we will continue doing efforts in deepening such friendship and communication, resulting in the further spread of the Olympic career, let the friendship between China and Spain last forever.



Mr. Juan Antonio Samaranch Jr. wrote in the letter to Mr. Ho's wife saying that"

Zhenliang was one of the key developers of modern Olympism and the father of the current privileged position of China in the world of international sports.  He was also a founding member of the Samaranch Foundation in China. He will be missed in all these fronts as well."




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