Samaranch dead - my heart pumps piss for him
Samaranch was for years a member of the fascist Falange party in Spain and a national councillor under the notorious and brutal 36-year dictatorship of Generalissimo Francisco Franco. The Times of London wrote: he 'proved expert at the mixture of obeisance to the regime and political manoeuvring necessary to progress through the [fascist] ranks'. By 1975, when Franco died, Samaranch was top fascist in Barcelona, and an IOC Vice-President.
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