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Bachelor and Master in Sport Coaching; MBA Banking and Finance; Law degree
Participated in four editions of the Games of the Olympiad: XXV Olympiad Barcelona 1992 (gold medal in 50m and 100m freestyle, silver medal in 4 x 100m freestyle and 4 x 100m medley), XXVI Olympiad Atlanta 1996 (gold medal in 50m and 100m freestyle, silver medal in 4 x 100m freestyle and 4 x 100m medley), XXVII Olympiad Sydney 2000 (silver medal in 100m freestyle); XXVIII Olympiad Athens 2004; World Champion
IOC Athletes' Commission Representative on the Foundation Board of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) (2005-2010)
Member of the IOC from 2000 to 2016; Honorary Member since 2016; Chair of the Coordination Commission for the 2nd Summer Youth Olympic Games Nanjing 2014 (2010-2014); Member of the following Commissions: Athletes’ (1996-2016), ’IOC 2000’ (1999), Athletes’ representative within the Sport For All Commission (1996-2004), Evaluation for the Games of the XXXI Olympiad in 2016 (2008-2009), Marketing (2009-), Coordination for the Games of the XXXI Olympiad Rio 2016 (2010-2016), Evaluation for the 3rd Winter Youth Olympic Games in 2020 (2014-2015)