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Franco Carraro

Biographical information

TypeIOC member
Full nameFranco•Carraro
Used nameFranco•Carraro
Born6 December 1939 in Padova, Padova (ITA)
NOC Italy


A former European champion and World Championship medallist in water skiing, Franco Carraro’s first job as a sports administrator was president of the Italian Water Skiing Federation (1962-1976). A board member of AC Milan, he switched focus to football, serving in various position with the European (UEFA) and World (FIFA) federations in that sport. He was president of the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) 1976-1978 and 2001-2006, and also president of the Italian leagues. From 1978 to 1987 he also was the president of the Italian Olympic Committee (CONI), and in 1982 he joined the IOC, serving as a board member from 2000 until 2003. Carraro also had a career in business and politics. A member of the Italian socialist party, he was the minister of tourism and arts (1987-1990) and later mayor of Roma (1989-93). Carraro was implicated in the 2006 match-fixing scandal in the Italian Serie A, and resigned his FIGC presidency and was fined €80,000. Carraro stepped down as a full-time IOC Member in 2019 and was made an Honorary IOC Member.

Organization roles

Role Organization Tenure NOC As
President Comitato Olimpico Nazionale Italiano 1978—1987 ITA Franco Carraro
President European Olympic Committees 1980—1987 ITA Franco Carraro
Member International Olympic Committee 1982—2019 ITA Franco Carraro
Executive Board Member International Olympic Committee 2000—2004 ITA Franco Carraro
Honorary International Olympic Committee 2019— ITA Franco Carraro

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