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Mr Bernard RAJZMAN

Mr Bernard RAJZMAN

Bernard RAJZMAN
Entry in the IOC 2013
Country BRA (Brazil)
Born 25 April 1957
Education
Business Administration

Career
Brazil Sports Minister (1991-1992); President, Brazilian Sports Council (1991-1992); Rio de Janeiro Legislative Assembly Deputy – elected for two terms (1994-2002); Rio de Janeiro Deputy Secretary, XV Pan-American Games in Rio de Janeiro in 2007 (2003-2007); President and Member, Brazilian Ministry of Sports' Athletes Commission; Advisor, Brazil Special Olympic Games (1992-2000); Member of the Sports Sector Chamber – Sports Development Coordinator – of the Brazilian Sports Ministry (1998-2000); Brazilian Sports Council Member (2013-); President, Pro-Olympic Commission Brasilia 2000


Sports practised
Volleyball, beach volleyball

Sports career
Volleyball player (1969-1990), participating in: three Olympic Games – 1976, 1980 and 1984; three World Championships – 1978, 1982 and 1986; the Japan Volleyball World Cup – 1977 and 1981; in 17-year long career, participation in 540 matches for the Brazilian volleyball team; silver medallist at the Olympic Games in 1984 in Los Angeles; silver medallist at the 1982 World Championship; champion, Mundialito World Championship – 1982; silver medallist at the Beach Volleyball World Championships – 1986 and 1987; bronze medallist at the Japan Volleyball World Cup – 1981; gold medallist at the Pan-American championship, Caracas 1983; silver medallist at the 1975 and 1979 Pan-American championships; bronze medallist at the 1987 Pan-American championship; 12 South American Gold medals; three-time South-American Junior Champion – 1972, 1974 and 1976; as a volleyball athlete he created the volleyball service “STAR TREK”

Sports administration
Member of the Brazilian National Olympic Committee (NOC) (1995-); Technical Director of the Brazilian NOC (2013-); Vice-President, Brazilian Olympic Academy (2004-); President, Brazilian NOC’s Commission of Olympic and Pan-American Athletes (2006-2013); as Chef de Mission of the Brazilian delegation: 2006 – I Lusofonia Games – Macau (China), 2006 – VIII South American Games – Buenos Aires (Argentina), 2009 – II Lusofonia Games – Lisbon (Portugal), 2009 – I South American Beach Games – Montevideo (Uruguay), 2010 – IX South American Games – Medellín (Colombia), 2011 – XVI Pan-American Games - Guadalajara (Mexico), 2012 – Olympic Games in London and 2014 – X South American Games - Santiago (Chile); as Deputy Chef de Mission of the Brazilian Olympic Committee: Torino 2006 Olympic Winter Games, 2007 – XV Pan-American Games – Rio de Janeiro (Brazil); Beijing 2008 Olympic Games and Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games; Member of the Sports Advisory Committee (2010-), Vice-President (2013-), Executive Board Member (2013-) of the Rio 2016 Organising Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games

Publications
Several articles on sport in sports magazines

Awards
Olympic Order (2003); Rio Branco Order – Foreign Relations Ministry; Sports Merit Order; Aeronautical Merit Order; Military Merit Order; Adhemar Ferreira da Silva Trophy (2005); First Latin American athlete to be inducted into the World Volleyball “Hall of Fame”– Hollyoke, Massachusetts, United States of America (2005)