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Ms Flor ISAVA FONSECA

Ms Flor ISAVA FONSECA

Flor ISAVA FONSECA
Entry in the IOC 1981
Country VEN (Venezuela)
Born 20 May 1921, CARACAS
Education
Bachelor of Arts; Master’s degree in modern languages

Career
Founder and President of the Flor Isava Foundation for Education and Sport for Male and Female Prisoners (created in 1990) and for Disadvantaged Communities in Caracas; author and journalist; diploma from the Venezuelan Red Cross

Sports practised
Riding, tennis, golf, swimming, hockey

Sports career
National champion in horse riding, tennis and golf; member of the Venezuelan Olympic equestrian team at the 1956 Games, and at competitions in South America, USA, Canada, France and Spain; tennis silver medal at the Central American and Caribbean Games in Baranquilla (Colombia) in 1946

Sports administration
Founder (1947) and President of the Venezuelan Equestrian Federation (1962-1965); founder of the show jumping championship of the Ladies Riding Association (1963); member of the NOC (1964-1968); Venezuelan team captain at several South American Championships; President of the Sports Confederation of Venezuela (1977-1981); sports advisor to the President of the Republic (1989-1995)

Awards and distinctions
Order of the Grand Cross of Sport, Ministry of Education, Chinese Taipei (1984); Order of the Liberator, Venezuela (1990); Order of the Star of Carabobo, Commandant-General of the Army (1990); Order of Civil Merit, Spain (1992); Order of Work Merit, Ministry of Labour, Venezuela (1993); Knight of the National Order of the Legion of Honour, France (2001); Olympic Order (2002)

IOC History
Member of the IOC from 1981 to 2001; Honorary Member since 2002; member of the Executive Board (1990-1994); member of the following Commissions: International Olympic Academy and Olympic Education (1981-1991), Olympic Movement (1991-1994), Centennial Olympic Congress – Congress of Unity, Study (1994-1996), Women and Sport (1995-2001)