Mario Negri

Biographical information

Full nameMario Luis José•Negri
Used nameMario•Negri
Born14 April 1889 in Buenos Aires, Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires (ARG)
Died30 March 1977 in Buenos Aires, Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires (ARG)
NOC Argentina


Mario Negri played football at the club level as a youth, from 1903-16, and also played tennis, pelota, golf, swimming, and water polo recreationally. In sports administration he was President of the Argentine Swimming Federation from 1929-51 and 1956-61. He was a member of the Executive Board and Vice-President of FINA (Fédération Internationale de Natation Amateur) from 1952-56. He also served as Vice-President of the International Pelota Federation from 1947-60. He became an IOC Member in 1960, staying on the Committee until he turned 85, in 1974.

Organization roles

Role Organization Tenure NOC As
President World Aquatics 1952—1956 ARG Mario Negri
Member International Olympic Committee 1960—1974 ARG Mario Negri
Honorary International Olympic Committee 1974—1977 ARG Mario Negri

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