Former International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Juan Antonio Samaranch was instrumental in ensuring Hong Kong was able to compete on the international stage separate of mainland China. Photo: AFP

‘I want to meet the top brass in Beijing’: Samaranch’s demand before signing off on Hong Kong’s sporting future

Former IOC president wanted to meet a top Chinese leader and Hong Kong officials scrambled to fulfil his wish

Topic |   Hong Kong handover 20th anniversary

TOP PICKS

Former International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Juan Antonio Samaranch was instrumental in ensuring Hong Kong was able to compete on the international stage separate of mainland China. Photo: AFP
READ FULL ARTICLE