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Entry in the IOC 2011
Country ESP (Spain)
Born 04 April 1945
Computer Technician

Director, IT Department, Saint-Gobain (Spain)

Sports practised
Canoe, sailing, tennis, golf and mountain bike

Sports career
Olympic Games participation: K4 1000m, Mexico City 1968. National champion in canoeing K1, K2 and K4. International Regatta Milan (Italy), 1st place K2 500m and K2 1000m. International Regatta Vichy (France), K2 500m 1st and K4 1000m 2nd. 1967 World Championships, Duisburg (Germany): K2 1000m 12th. European Championships (Great Britain), K2 Marathon 1st

Sports administration
Chairman of the Athletes’ Commission of the Spanish National Olympic Committee (NOC) (1992-1994); 2nd Vice-President of the Spanish NOC (1987-2001); Member of the Spanish NOC (1984-); President of the Spanish Canoe Federation (1984-2000); Vice-President (1988-2000), Secretary General (2000-2004), 1st Vice-President (2005-2008) and then President of the International Canoe Federation (ICF) (2008-); ICF Technical Delegate in Canoe Sprint and Canoe Slalom at the Olympic Games in 1996 in Atlanta and in 2000 in Sydney

Awards and distinctions
Gold Medal “Real Orden del Merito Deportivo Español” for special merits in sport (2010); Honorary President of the Spanish Canoe Federation (Real Federación Española de Piragüismo) (2001)

IOC History
Member of the following Commissions: Women and Sport (2012-2014), Entourage (2014-2015), Olympic Programme (2014-); Member of the Board of directors of Olympic Channel Services S.L., Spain (2015-)