LAHORE Pakistan Football Federation (PFF)s President Makhdoom Syed Faisal Saleh Hayat has condoled the passing away of former International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Juan Antonio Samaranch. Faisal has led the tributes to Samarnach, describing the former IOC President, who has died in hospital in Barcelona at the age of 89, as an inspirational man. Shy, reserved and unimposing at first glance, Samaranch also was a shrewd and sometimes ruthless operator who built consensus and got what he wanted during some of the most turbulent times in Olympic history. He was a master of negotiation, persuasion and behind-the-scenes diplomacy during his 21 years as the IOC chief, said Faisal. His formula was a simple: Pick the right people around you, use phone calls and one-on-one meetings to line up support, wait for the right moment to proceed, and, more often than not, come away with a resounding victory.