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Peter Camejo

Full name: Pedro Miguel "Peter" Camejo Guanche
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10 (179 cm)
Weight: 143 lbs (65 kg)
Born: December 31, 1939 in Queens, New York, United States
Died: September 13, 2008 in Folsom, California, United States
Country: VEN Venezuela
Sport: Sailing

Related Olympians: Son of Daniel Camejo.

Biography

Although he competed in sailing for Venezuela (with his father), Peter Camejo is one of the few Olympians to have run for President of the United States. Born to a wealthy Venezuelan family, his mother had Peter born in New York, because of the better health care, and he thus earned dual citizenship. He later attended MIT but dropped out to pursue civil rights work in the American south. He returned to school at U Cal Berkeley but was expelled in the 1960s, amazingly for Berkeley, for his vocal criticism of the Vietnam War. In 1968, while still a student he was placed on Governor Ronald Reagan’s list of the 10 most dangerous Californians. In 1976, Camejo ran for President as a member of the Socialist Workers’ Party. On the ballot in 18 states, he received 90,310 votes nationwide. He later was tossed from the party after he alleged corruption among the leadership. In 1991 he helped establish the Californian Green Party, and he ran for Governor of California in both 2002 and 2003 as a member of that party. In 2004, Ralph Nader had Camejo on his ticket as a Vice-Presidential candidate.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1960 Summer 20 Roma Sailing Mixed Two Person Keelboat Espuma del Mar VEN 21

Mixed Two Person Keelboat

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Date PTS T
1960 Summer 20 Roma Sailing Espuma del Mar VEN Daniel Camejo Final Standings 1960-08-29 1,485
1960 Summer 20 Roma Sailing Espuma del Mar VEN Daniel Camejo Race One 1960-08-29 154 2-55:25
1960 Summer 20 Roma Sailing Espuma del Mar VEN Daniel Camejo Race Two 1960-08-30 154 2-38:14
1960 Summer 20 Roma Sailing Espuma del Mar VEN Daniel Camejo Race Three 1960-08-31 154 2-35:19
1960 Summer 20 Roma Sailing Espuma del Mar VEN Daniel Camejo Race Four 1960-09-01 340 2-53:12
1960 Summer 20 Roma Sailing Espuma del Mar VEN Daniel Camejo Race Five 1960-09-05 261 2-39:09
1960 Summer 20 Roma Sailing Espuma del Mar VEN Daniel Camejo Race Six 1960-09-06 402 2-41:19
1960 Summer 20 Roma Sailing Espuma del Mar VEN Daniel Camejo Race Seven 1960-09-07 174 2-32:38
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