IOC member, President International Triathlon Union (ITU)


Five year degree in Spanish Language, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (1974-1979); Post graduated degree in Sport Administration and Management, Universidad Complutense de Madrid and Spanish Olympic Committee (1991)


Sports practised

Field hockey, long distance and medium distance running, trekking, cycling, mountain cycling, triathlon (participated in the first triathlon race held in Spain)

Sports administration

Created the Spanish Triathlon Federation (1989); Secretary General of the Spanish Triathlon Federation (1989-1994) and (1997-2008); Founding member of the International Triathlon Union (ITU) as representative of the Spanish Triathlon Federation (1989); Member of the ITU Executive Board (Treasurer) (1992-1994) and (2000-2008); Member of the Spanish NOC (1992-1994) and (2000-); President of the European Triathlon Union (a Union made up of 41 federations) (2002-2009); President of the Women and Sport Commission of the Spanish NOC (2004-2009); President of the ITU (2008-); Vice-President of the Spanish Triathlon Federation (2008-); Member of the Executive Board the Spanish NOC (2010-); Council Member of the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations (ASOIF) (2011-)

IOC history

Member of the Coordination Commission for the 2nd Summer Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing in 2014 (2010-)

Awards and distinctions

Silver Medal award “Real Orden del Mérito Deportivo Español” for special merits in sport

Next Games: Kansai 2021