The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has mourned the demise of IOC Honorary Member Fernando F. Lima Bello, who passed away at the age of 89.
Lima Bello was a world champion sailor (Snipe) in 1953 and competed at two Olympic Games, Mexico City 1968 and Munich 1972 (Dragon). He was later a member of the International Sailing Federation (now World Sailing) and President of the Olympic Committee of Portugal.
IOC President Thomas Bach in a statement said: “I got to know Fernando when he was part of the Evaluation Commission for the Olympic Games Athens 2004. He was not only a very good friend but someone who always knew every last detail of the entire dossier.”
“He was someone who worked tirelessly to ensure the best conditions for the athletes and who always strove to promote the Olympic values,” he added.