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Mrs Nicole HOEVERTSZ

Mrs Nicole HOEVERTSZ

Nicole  HOEVERTSZ
Entry in the IOC 2006
Country ARU (Aruba)
Born 30 May 1964
Education
VWO, Colegio Arubano; Antillean Law, University of the Netherlands Antilles; Masters Degree in Dutch Law, specialised in International Law, University of Leiden (Netherlands)

Career
Legal advisor, Department of Foreign Affairs of the Government of Aruba (1991-1994); Deputy Permanent Secretary to the Council of Ministers of Aruba – first woman in the Kingdom of the Netherlands to be appointed to this position (1994-1996); legal advisor to the Prime Minister of Aruba (1997-2001); legal advisor, Department of Foreign Affairs of the Government of Aruba (2002-); Permanent Secretary to the Council of Ministers of Aruba (2009-)

Sports career
Synchronised swimmer: multiple Aruban and Antillean championships, participant in several regional and international championships (1973-1984); participant in the duet during the Los Angeles Olympic Games (1984); synchronised swimming coach, ad honorem (1984-1998); coach of the Aruban solo and duet team participating in the Seoul Olympic Games (1988)

Sports administration
Board member of “The Barracudas” synchronised swimming club (1983-2002); Secretary General of the Aruban Swimming Federation (1991-); co-founder and legal advisor of the Aruban Sports Medicine Foundation, ARUMEDE (1991-); Second Secretary General of the Aruban Olympic Committee (Comite Olimpico Arubano) (1997-1998); Secretary General of the Aruban Olympic Committee (1998-); member of the Special Commission of the Pan-American Sports Organisation (PASO) for the Pan-American Games of Winnipeg, 1999 (1998-1999); member of the Executive Board of the Pan-American Sports Organisation (PASO) – first woman to occupy this position in the history of PASO (1998-); President of the PASO Women and Sports Commission (1998-); Chancellor of PASO (1999-); member of the PASO Coordination Commission for the Pan-American Games of Santo Domingo, 2003 (2000-2003); honorary member of “The Barracudas” synchronised swimming club (2003-)

Awards and distinctions
Governor Leito Youth Trophy for “The Barracudas” synchronised swimming club (1986); “The Outstanding Young Person” Award of the Jaycees Aruba and the Netherlands Antilles organisation (1991); Aruba Sports Award for synchronised swimming duet, formed by twin sisters Hellen and Eline Leydekkers (1993); Diploma of the International Olympic Committee for work as a volunteer in sport, on the occasion of International Year of Volunteerism in Sport (2001); Governor Felipe Tromp Youth Trophy for “The Barracudas” synchronised swimming club (2002); recipient of the “Paragon Award” from the International Swimming Hall of Fame for outstanding dedication to the development of synchronised swimming at national and regional level (2004); named “Woman of the Year 2007” by the Caribbean Speed Printers (2008-)

IOC History
Member of the following Commissions: Women and Sport (2003-), International Relations (2009-), Coordination for the Games of the XXXI Olympiad in Rio de Janeiro in 2016 (2010-)