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IOC PRESIDENT SAMARANCH WINS BATTLE TO EXTEND AGE LIMITS
Published June 19, 1995
In a "dramatic reversal," the IOC voted to extend the age limit for members from 75 to 80, "reviving" IOC President Juan Antonio Samaranch's campaign to remain in power into the next century, according to Melissa Turner of the ATLANTA CONSTITUTION. Three days earlier, the IOC had voted against abolishing age limits all together, but after "a late night petition drive" gathered the 70 votes needed for another vote, which this time would not be by secret ballot. The compromise measure won by a 76 to 10 margin. Samaranch said he would "announce his intentions" at the end of '96 (ATLANTA CONSTITUTION, 6/19).