Javier Ostos Mora

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Lic. Javier Ostos Mora (born August 15, 1916 in Mexico City, Mexico;[1] died November 5, 2008) was a former lawyer and sport politician from Mexico, most widely known for his work within the swimming community.

He was a permanent member of the Mexican Olympic Committee (Comité Olímpico Mexicano—COM), from 1941 through to his death; and served at various times as Voice, First Vice President and Second Vice President of COM.

He twice served as President of FINA, the International Swimming Federation: from 1968–1972 and 1976–1980; and in 1992 he was named FINA Honorary Life President. His Presidency with FINA made him the first Mexican president of any international sport federation.[2]

Positions Held[edit]

He was President of:[3]

Honorary Life Member of: FINA, ASUA, and FMN.

Official/judge at the Summer Olympics in: London (1948), Rome (1960), Tokyo (1964), Mexico City (1968), Munich (1972), Montreal (1976), Moscow (1980), Los Angeles (1984), Seoul (1988), Barcelona (1992) and Atlanta (1996).


  1. ^ Falleció Don Javier Ostos Mora, Miembro Permanente del COM (Spanish) (translation: Mr. Javier Ostos Mora, permanent member of COM, dead). Published by the Mexican Olympic Committee, Comité Olímpico Mexicano (COM), on 2008-11-06. Retrieved 2008-11-10.
  2. ^ FINA Honorary Life President Lic. Javier Ostos Mora passes away at 92. Published on the FINA website on 2008-11-08; retrieved 2008-11-10.
  3. ^ A listing of Ostos Mora's various positions held can be found here in the announcement of his death by the Mexican Swimming Federation (FMN) here: Sensible fallecimiento del Lic. Javier Ostos Mora (Spanish). Published by FMN on 2008-11-06. Retrieved 2008-11-10.