|Roles||Competed in Olympic Games • Administrator|
|Full name||André Gustavo•Richer|
|Born||24 January 1928 in Rio Branco, Acre (BRA)|
|Died||11 April 2018 in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro (BRA)|
|Affiliations||Flamengo, Rio de Janeiro (BRA)|
André Richer rowed coxed fours at the 1956 Melbourne Olympics, which was only the beginning of a life-long career in sports. He also competed at the 1959 Pan American Games in Chicago, and was a Brazilian and South American champion.
Being a member of Flamengo between 1969-73 led to Richer becoming director of the Brazilian Football Confederation between 1975-86. From 1969-79 he was a director, and then vice-president (1970-78), for Latin America with Fédération Internationale des Sociétés d’Aviron (FISA). He was a member of the CND (National Council of Sports) from 1974-95.
Richer was Brazilian Chef de Mission at the 1980 Moskva, 1984 Los Angeles, and 1988 Seoul Olympics, as well as at three Pan American Games – Caracas (1983), Indianapolis (1987), and Havana (1991). He served for many years with the Comitê Olímpico do Brasil (COB), and was president from 1990-95, and then secretary-general and vice-president from 1995-2016. Richer was also secretary-general of ODEPA (Organización Deportiva Panamericana / Pan American Sports Organization) until 1995 and ODESUR (Organización Deportiva Suramericana / South American Sports Organization) until 1998.
|Games||Discipline (Sport) / Event||NOC / Team||Pos||Medal||As|
|1956 Summer Olympics||Rowing||BRA||André Richer|
|Coxed Fours, Men (Olympic)||Brazil||2 h2 r2/4|
|President||Comitê Olímpico Brasileiro||1990—1995||BRA||André Richer|