Mr Lopez became an IOC Member in 1995. He was a member of the Women and Sport Working Group (1996-2001), Women and Sport Commission (2006-2015) and the Editorial Committee of the 2009 Olympic Congress (2007-2009).
“He was a very passionate and capable sports leader,” said IOC President Thomas Bach. “Sport in Central and South America and around the world, and me personally, owe him a lot. We will miss his great advice but also his warm and always friendly personality and great sense of humour,” he added.
He left his mark on sports within Cuba and throughout the Americas, first as Secretary General of the Cuban National Olympic Committee (1984-2000) and later as Executive Secretary of the Pan-American Sports Organisation (PASO) (2010-2015).
Mr Lopez enjoyed playing baseball, softball, volleyball, and fishing.
The IOC expresses its deepest sympathies to Reynaldo González López’s family.