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Mr Olegario VÁZQUEZ RAÑA

Mr Olegario VÁZQUEZ RAÑA

Olegario VÁZQUEZ RAÑA
Entry in the IOC 1995
Country MEX (Mexico)
Born 10 December 1935
Education
Business administration

Career
President and founder of Grupo Empresarial Angeles, which employs 28,000 people and includes Health Services - 26 Hospitales Angeles nationwide, Tourism, 41 Camino Real Hotels in Mexico & the USA, Finance - Grupo Financiero Multivalores, which holds a bank, an insurance company and a brokerage house, Media - Grupo Imagen, a multimedia company that holds national newspaper Excelsior, a radio stations network with 70 affiliates and national TV network Cadena Tres; President of the Mexican Red Cross (2001-2006)

Sports practised
Shooting, tennis

Sports career
Broke his own world record in Air Rifle (393 points) at the 1975 Pan-American Games in Mexico; participated in four editions of the Games of the Olympiad : Tokyo 1964, Mexico 1968, Munich 1972, Montréal 1976

Sports administration
Member (1975-1992) then Lifelong Honorary President (1992-) of Mexico’s Shooting Federation; Vice-President of the Mexican Sports Confederation (1983-1992); Permanent Member of the Mexican National Olympic Committee (1969-); President of the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) (1980-); President (1979-2010) then Honorary President (2010-) of the Shooting Confederation of the Americas

Awards and distinctions
Doctor Honoris Causa of La Salle University; the Great Cross of Civil Merit from the Spanish Government; Honorary Doctorate in Business Administration from the Kyungnam University (Republic of Korea); National Sports Award (Mexico); Olympic Order (1984); "Grande Médaille, échellon vermeille" by the city of Paris (France); Blue Cross from the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF); Mexican Athlete of the XX century by the National Sports Commission and the Ministry of Education (Mexico) (2000); Businessman of the Year in the Tourism sector (Mexico) (2012)

IOC History
Member of the IOC from 1995 to 2015; Honorary Member since 2016; Member of the following Commissions: Olympic Solidarity (1988-1998), Enquiry for the Games of the XXVII Olympiad in 2000 (1993), Marketing (1994-), “IOC 2002” (1999), Olympic Channel (2015-)