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Raimundo Saporta (Spain)
Born on December Thursday, 1926, in in Paris, France.
Nationality:
Spain

Enshrined as a contributor in the FIBA Hall of Fame on March Thursday, 2007.

Highlights

  • Vice-President of the Spanish Basketball Federation: 1948
  • Member of the Commission for European Club Competitions of FIBA: from 1958 onwards
  • President of the Commission for International Organization of FIBA: from 1960 onwards
  • Vice-President of Real Madrid and Head of its Basketball Section: 1962-1978
  • Member of the FIBA Central Board: from 1964 onwards
  • Member of the 1973 FIBA European Championship Organizing Committee
  • President of the 1982 FIFA World Championship Organizing Committee: 1979-1982
  • Second Vice-President of Real Madrid and Head of its Basketball Section: 1985-1991
  • President of the Commission for International Competitions of FIBA: 1990-1997
  • Vice-President of FIBA: 1995-1997

Distinctions & Recognitions

  • Gran Cruz de la Real Orden del Mérito Civil (top civil distinction in Spain, awarded by the Spanish Government)
  • Medalla de Oro al Mérito Deportivo (Gold medal to the Sports’ Merit), awarded by the Spanish Ministry of Culture
  • After his death, FIBA re-named its European Cup as Saporta Cup in his honor
  • FIBA Order of Merit in 1997