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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 RIO 2007 (2003-2007); President and Member, Brazilian Ministry of Sport’s 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, Los Angeles 1984; 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”; 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 – Medellin (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: 2006 – XX Olympic Winter Games – Turin (Italy); 2007 – XV Pan American Games – Rio de Janeiro (Brazil); 2008 –Summer Olympic Games – Beijing (China) and 2010 – XXI Olympic Winter Games – Vancouver (Canada)

Sports administration
Member of the Brazilian Olympic Committee (1995-); Technical Director of the Brazilian Olympic Committee (2013-); Vice-President, Brazilian Olympic Academy (2004-); President, Brazilian Olympic Committee’s Commission of Olympic and Pan American Athletes (2006-2013); Member of the Sports Advisory Committee of Rio 2016 Organising Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games (2010-); Vice President of Rio 2016 Organising Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games (2013-); Executive Board Member of Rio 2016 Organising Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games (2013-)


Publications
Several articles on sport in sports magazines

Awards
IOC 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, USA (2005)