Rafa was one of the many athletes who served as pallbearers during the ceremony. When asked for his thoughts on Mr. Samaranch, Rafa said:
“I came here above all to support the (Samaranch) family and show appreciation for everything he did for our sport. He was able to revolutionize sport, until he became one of the most important people in the international Olympic movement. He will always stay in our thoughts.”
Talking to the press:
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