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Entry in the IOC 2007
Country COL (Colombia)
Born 23 December 1945
Engineer, Stanford University, California, USA (1969) Professional boat designer

Sports practised
Cycling, bowling, shooting, water skiing, motorcycling, aviation

Sports career
Olympic Games participation water skiing, Munich 1972 (12th place in slalom); three-time World Championships participation in water skiing (1965-1972); numerous international and national championship titles in water skiing, shooting, motorcycling (World Championships participation in 1980) and boat racing

Sports administration
Medellín Water Ski Club President (1961); IWSF Technical Committee (1970-1971); Colombian Water Ski Federation President (1972-1974); Director of World Water Ski Championships, Bogotá (1973); Pan-American Water Ski Confederation President, Berkeley (1980-1991); International Water Ski Federation President, Villach – Austria (1991-2001); President of the Association of IOC Recognised International Sports Federations (ARISF) (1993-1994); Colombian Olympic Committee Executive Board Member (1995-1997); President of the Colombian Olympic Committee (1997-); Water Ski Professional World Cup Promoter (1996); Magdalena River Boat Race Creator (1985); Member of the Union International Motonautique (UIM); Member of the Board, Colombian National Sports Institute (Coldeportes); Secretary General of ODEBO (Bolivarian Games); Secretary General of CACSO (Central American and Caribbean Games); Vice-President of ODESUR (South American Games); Member of the Coordination Commission for PASO (Winnipeg 1999); Chairman of the Board for the 2005 Bolivarian Games; Chairman of the Board for the 2006 Central American and Caribbean Games; Chairman of the Board for the 2010 South American Games (Medellín)

Awards and distinctions
Honorary Citizen, City of Santa Marta, Colombia (1989); Emeritus President, International Water Ski Federation (2001); Order of Merit, Colombian Air Force (2004); Honorary Citizen, City of Cuenca, Ecuador (2006); Sports Official of the Year-Colombia (2006); Hall of Fame, International Water Ski Federation (2007)

IOC History
Member of the following Commissions: Marketing (2008-2014), Sport and Environment (2008-2015), Evaluation of the Games of the XXXI Olympiad in 2016 (2008-2010), Coordination for the 2nd Summer Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing in 2014 (2010-2014), Culture and Olympic Education (2014-2015), Sport for All (2014-2015), Sport and Active Society (2015-)