Entry in the IOC 1995
Born 10 December 1935
Games Participated 1964, 1968, 1972, 1976
Athlete profile
Olegario VÁZQUEZ




Business administration


President and founder of Grupo Empresarial Angeles, which employs 30,000 people and includes Health Services - 32 Hospitales Angeles nationwide, Tourism, 40 Camino Real Hotels in Mexico & the USA, Finance - Grupo Financiero Multiva, which holds a bank, an insurance company, a brokerage house and a new national television network named Imagen, Media - Grupo Imagen, a multimedia company that holds national newspaper Excelsior, a radio stations network with 70 affiliates and national TV network Cadena Tres; President of the Mexican Red Cross (2001-2006)

Sports practised

Shooting, tennis

Sports career

Broke his own world record in Air Rifle (393 points) at the 1975 Pan-American Games in Mexico; participated in four editions of the Games of the Olympiad : Tokyo 1964, Mexico 1968, Munich 1972, Montréal 1976

Sports administration

Member (1975-1992) then Lifelong Honorary President (1992-) of Mexico’s Shooting Federation; Vice-President of the Mexican Sports Confederation (1983-1992); Permanent Member of the Mexican National Olympic Committee (1969-); President of the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) (1980-); President (1979-2010) then Honorary President (2010-) of the Shooting Confederation of the Americas

Awards and distinctions

Doctor Honoris Causa of La Salle University; the Great Cross of Civil Merit from the Spanish Government; Honorary Doctorate in Business Administration from the Kyungnam University (Republic of Korea); National Sports Award (Mexico); Olympic Order (1986); "Grande Médaille, échellon vermeille" by the city of Paris (France); Blue Cross from the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF); Mexican Athlete of the XX century by the National Sports Commission and the Ministry of Education (Mexico) (2000); Businessman of the Year in the Tourism sector (Mexico) (2012)

IOC History

Member of the IOC from 1995 to 2015; Honorary Member since 2016; Member of the following Commissions: Olympic Solidarity (1988-1998), Enquiry for the Games of the XXVII Olympiad in 2000 (1993), Marketing (1994-), “IOC 2000” (1999), Olympic Channel (2015-2016)