IOC member, President International Canoe Federation (ICF)


Computer Technician


Director, IT Department, Saint-Gobain (Spain)

Sports practised

Canoe, sailing, tennis, skiing, golf, mountain bike

Sports career

Olympic Games participation: K4 1000m, Mexico City 1968; National champion in canoeing K1, K2 and K4 (1965-1968); International Regatta in Milan (Italy): 1st place K2 500m and K2 1000m and International Regatta in Vichy (France): K2 500m 1st and K4 1000m 2nd (1968); World Championships in Duisburg (Germany) (1967): K2 1000m 12th; European Championships (Great Britain), K2 Marathon 1st

Sports administration

Member of the spanish National Olympic Committee (NOC) (1984-); President (1984-2000) then Honorary President (2001-) of the Royal Spanish Canoe Federation; 2nd Vice-President of the spanish NOC (1987-2001); Chairman of the Athletes Commission of the spanish NOC (1992-1994); International Canoe Federation (ICF) Technical Delegate in Canoe Sprint and Canoe Slalom at the Olympic Games in Atlanta 1996 and Sydney 2000; ICF 2nd Vice-President (1988-2000), Secretary General (2000-2004), 1st Vice-President (2005-2008) and then President (2008-); Member of the Executive Committee of the International Master Games Association (IMGA) (2011-); President of the International World Games Association (IWGA) (2014-); Member of the Executive Committee of the Association of Summer Olympics International Federations (ASOIF) (2015-)

Awards and distinctions

Gold Medal, International Canoe Federation (ICF) (1999); Gold Medal, Royal Spanish Canoe Federation (2001); Gold Medal, Spanish National Olympic Committee (2009); Gold Medal “Real Orden del Merito Deportivo Español” for special merits in sport (2010)

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-)

Next Games: Kansai 2021