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Fernando Bello

Full name: Fernando Ferreira Lima Bello
Gender: Male
Height: 5-8.5 (174 cm)
Weight: 159 lbs (72 kg)
Born: November 27, 1931 in Santos-o-Velho, Grande Lisboa, Portugal
Country: POR Portugal
Sport: Sailing

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Biography

Fernando Bello studied at Lisbon University where he earned a civil engineering degree, later working as director-general of a road construction company. He was a member of the Registration Committee for Public Works Contractors, a Director of the Regional Association of Contractors and Constructors, and a Former Director of the Construction Department, Ministry of Employment.

Bello competed twice at the Olympics in Dragon Class sailing, in 1968 and 1972. He was 1953 World Champion in the Snipe Class, and was once runner-up at the European Championships in Star Class. He also won Portuguese titles in Star, Dragon, and Sharpie classes. He also played football and tennis recreationally.

In sports administration Bello was a member of the Portuguese Olympic Committee beginning in 1975 and served as its chairman from 1981-89. He was a member of the International Sailing Federation, was a jury chairman at the World Sailing Championships, and was chairman of the Portuguese Sailing Federation and a member of its technical committee. He also helped found the Portuguese Olympic Academy. Co-opted onto the IOC in 1989, Bello served until 2009 and participated on the Cultural Commission, the Commission for the International Olympic Academy and Olympic Education, and on the Eligibility Commission. He also served as a commissioner from the IOC to the Universal Exhibition in Lisbon in 1998.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1968 Summer 36 Ciudad de México Sailing Mixed Three Person Keelboat Portugal POR 17
1972 Summer 40 München Sailing Mixed Three Person Keelboat Portugal POR 21

Mixed Three Person Keelboat

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Date NP TP PTS T
1968 Summer 36 Ciudad de México Sailing Portugal POR Final Standings 1968-10-14 124.0 153.0
1968 Summer 36 Ciudad de México Sailing Portugal POR Race One 1968-10-14 23.0
1968 Summer 36 Ciudad de México Sailing Portugal POR Race Two 1968-10-15 19.0
1968 Summer 36 Ciudad de México Sailing Portugal POR Race Three 1968-10-16 21.0
1968 Summer 36 Ciudad de México Sailing Portugal POR Race Four 1968-10-17 17.0
1968 Summer 36 Ciudad de México Sailing Portugal POR Race Five 1968-10-19 29.0
1968 Summer 36 Ciudad de México Sailing Portugal POR Race Six 1968-10-20 18.0
1968 Summer 36 Ciudad de México Sailing Portugal POR Race Seven 1968-10-21 26.0
1972 Summer 40 München Sailing Portugal POR Final Standings 1972-08-29 120.0 149.0
1972 Summer 40 München Sailing Portugal POR Race One 1972-08-29 28.0 3-49:11
1972 Summer 40 München Sailing Portugal POR Race Two 1972-08-30 22.0
1972 Summer 40 München Sailing Portugal POR Race Three 1972-08-31 17.0 2-37:44
1972 Summer 40 München Sailing Portugal POR Race Four 1972-09-01 29.0 2-20:45
1972 Summer 40 München Sailing Portugal POR Race Five 1972-09-04 25.0 2-32:28
1972 Summer 40 München Sailing Portugal POR Race Six 1972-09-08 28.0 2-44:28
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