President of the Madrid 2020 Bid Committee and of the Spanish Olympic Committee
He is President of the Madrid 2020 Bid Committee and of the Spanish Olympic Committee. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the European Olympic Committees. Between 1993 and 2005 he was President of the Spanish Judo Federation. He was the first President of the Confederation of the Spanish Sports Federations. He holds a Degree in Physical Sciences; a Seventh-Dan judo black belt, and has been awarded with the Golden Medal of the Royal Order of Merit in Sport.