Marisol Casado served two years as member of the IOC

Marisol Casado has served two years as a member of the International Olympic Committee. On February 12, 2010, at its 122 IOC Session, held at the Westin Bayshore Hotel in Vancouver (Canada), the Madrilenian joined this select group, which currently has 106 voting members, including two more Spaniards. Juan Antonio Samaranch Salisachs (since 2001) and José Perurena (since 2011). She is also the president of the ITU.

Her status as a member of the highest Olympic institution is linked to the presidency of the International Triathlon Union, a position she has held since November 29, 2008 when she was elected by acclamation. At the same time, he chairs the coordinating commission of the Summer Youth Olympic Games to be held in Nanjing (China) in 2014 and is a member of the ASOIF Executive, which he has chaired since 2000, Denis Oswald.

 

With a degree in Hispanic Philology, Marisol was always passionate about sports. He played field hockey for two years before turning to track and field. During her time as a teacher in Boston, she enrolled in a multitude of popular 5 and 10 mile races; and, on his return to Spain, he immersed himself in the adventure of the marathon, contesting the first edition of the one in Madrid.

In this way, her passion for triathlon began and together with a group of fans, including her current husband, she became a promoter of the Spanish Triathlon Federation. From the inside he fought for Madrid to have a World Cup event on its calendar and now he will fight to convince his IOC colleagues that Madrid must host the 2020 Olympic Games.
Source: madrid2020.es

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