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Mario Vázquez Raña

Mario Vázquez Raña (7 June 1932 – 8 February 2015[1]) was a Pan American Sports Organization (PASO).

On 5 April 2008, Vázquez Raña received international press attention for his statement that the situation in Tibet "is a Chinese problem" that is "not an issue for the Olympic Games." [2]


  • Career 1
  • 2012 Controversy 2
  • Sports 3
  • Sports Administration 4
  • Positions with the IOC 5
  • Awards 6
  • See also 7
  • References 8
    • Additional references 8.1


On 15 March 2012 he resigned from the

  1. IOC bio

Additional references

  1. ^ [1]AP via Yahoo! News, "Long time IOC member Vazquez-Rana dies at 82"
  2. ^ "'"Vazquez: A boycott of Beijing Olympic would be 'serious error.  
  3. ^ Rana buys UPI
  4. ^ "Communications: Mexican Connection for U.P.I.", Business Notes, Time Magazine
  5. ^ Mario Vazquez Rana Resignation Press Release
  6. ^ Vázquez Raña blames rivals as he resigns as head of ANOC and Olympic Solidarity
  7. ^ "Tuiteros Acusan a Vazques Raña de Minimizar Hechos en la Ibero". Terra México. Retrieved 13 May 2012. 
  8. ^


  • Organización Editorial Mexicana

See also

In 1986 Vázquez received the Eagle Award from the United States Sports Academy. The Eagle Award is the Academy's highest international honor and was awarded to Vázquez for his significant contributions in promoting international harmony, peace, and goodwill through the effective use of sport.[8]


  • Member of the Executive Board as representative of NOCs (2000-);
  • Vice-Chairman of the Olympic Solidarity Commission (1979-1996),
    • Deputy Chairman (1997-2001) then
    • Chairman (2002-);
  • member of the following Commissions:
    • Olympic Movement (1990-1999),
    • Preparation of the XII Olympic Congress (1990-1994),
    • Apartheid and Olympism (1990-1992),
    • "IOC 2000" (Executive Committee, 1999),
    • Marketing (2000),
    • IOC 2000 Reform Follow-up (2002).

Positions with the IOC

Sports Administration

Vásquez Raña participated in shooting competitions at national and international level in 1960. grupo star (2010)


On 11 May 2012, Enrique Peña Nieto gave a speech at the El Sol de México and Diario de Xalapa covered the story by printing identical headlines labeling Peña Nieto's speech a "success" after an attempted "boycott" by leftist activists. The university incident, as well as the coverage by newspapers controlled by Vázquez Raña subsequently received media attention and scrutiny. [7]

In 2012, Vázquez Raña came under media scrutiny for allegedly manipulating news stories in newspapers controlled by the Enrique Peña Nieto, presidential candidate of the Institutional Revolutionary Party.

2012 Controversy


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