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Olegario Vázquez

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games, IOC member
SexMale
Full nameOlegario•Vázquez Raña
Used nameOlegario•Vázquez
Born10 December 1935 in Ciudad de México (Mexico City), Ciudad de México (MEX)
Measurements157 cm / 63 kg
NOC Mexico

Biography

Olegario Vázquez studied business administration and later became an entrepreneur and director of several companies, notably the Grupo Empresarial Angeles, Grupo Financiero Multivalores, and Grupo Imagen. As a youth he competed in shooting and tennis, but excelled in shooting, competing at the Olympics four times from 1964-76, always as a rifle shooter.

Vázquez was named as Lifetime Honorary President of Mexican Shooting Federation from 1992. He was Vice-President of the Mexican Sports Confederation from 1983-92, a member of the Mexican Olympic Committee beginning in 1969, and was a long-time President of the International Shooting Sport Federation (1980-). In 1979 he was made President of the Shooting Confederation of the Americas, serving in that role until 2010, after which he was made Honorary President.

Vázquez was co-opted onto the IOC in 1995 and has since served on the following IOC Commissions –Olympic Solidarity (1988-98), New Sources of Financing (1994-97), Enquiry for the Games of the XXVII Olympiad in 2000 (1993), Marketing (appointed 1994), IOC 2002 (1999).

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1964 Summer Olympics Shooting MEX Olegario Vázquez
Small-Bore Rifle, Three Positions, 50 metres, Men (Olympic) 19
Small-Bore Rifle, Prone, 50 metres, Men (Olympic) 37
1968 Summer Olympics Shooting MEX Olegario Vázquez
Free Rifle, Three Positions, 300 metres, Open (Olympic) 21
Small-Bore Rifle, Three Positions, 50 metres, Open (Olympic) 47
Small-Bore Rifle, Prone, 50 metres, Open (Olympic) 18
1972 Summer Olympics Shooting MEX Olegario Vázquez
Free Rifle, Three Positions, 300 metres, Open (Olympic) 29
Small-Bore Rifle, Three Positions, 50 metres, Open (Olympic) 43
Small-Bore Rifle, Prone, 50 metres, Open (Olympic) 32
1976 Summer Olympics Shooting MEX Olegario Vázquez
Small-Bore Rifle, Three Positions, 50 metres, Open (Olympic) =32
Small-Bore Rifle, Prone, 50 metres, Open (Olympic) 10

Organization roles

Role Organization Tenure NOC As
President International Shooting Sport Federation 1980—2018 MEX Olegario Vázquez
Member International Olympic Committee 1995—2015 MEX Olegario Vázquez
Honorary International Olympic Committee 2015— MEX Olegario Vázquez

Olympic family relations

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