- 14 May 2019
- NOC News
News from the National Olympic Committee of El Salvador
Find here the latest news from the National Olympic Committee: events, courses, general assemblies and elections, trophies and much more.
14 may 2019
To provide better training for coaches, the El Salvador Olympic Academy, part of the NOC of El Salvador, will this year be running a Master’s degree in high-level competition, taught by lecturers from the Chilean NOC. This Master’s consists of three modules and will be taught over two years. The subjects covered include the teaching principles applied to sports training, coaching planning and methodology, and the development of sports performance.
01 april 2019
The NOC of El Salvador recently held its General Assembly, with the presidents of national sports federations and members of the Executive Committee, including NOC President Eduardo Palomo. On the agenda was the activity report for 2018, the action plan for 2019 and the financial statements. The assembly welcomed a proposal from the city of Santa Ana to host the first Junior Panamerican Games in 2021. More info here.
28 January 2019
As part of training provided to officials, coaches and volunteers for the XII Central American Games in Santa Tecla in 2021 and the candidature for the 1st Junior Pan-American Games in Santa Ana in 2021, a course on sports management took place from 24 to 27 January in Santa Ana. The course was organised by the Salvadorian Olympic Academy, the educational arm of the NOC of El Salvador, in coordination with the Colombian NOC. The topics addressed included values and challenges, management skills, managing the environment, resources management, activity management and athlete development. More details here.
20 december 2018
The Olympic Academy of El Salvador, the educational body of the El Salvador NOC, organised a course entitled “Coaching for Excellence”. Various topics were addressed, including the skills and strategies of high-level coaches, developing motivational skills, identifying expertise, and learning processes among talented athletes. More info here.
6 November 2018
A sports development seminar recently brought together presidents, board members and administrative managers from sports federations in El Salvador. This seminar was organised by the NOC of El Salvador in coordination with the German Embassy and took advantage of advice from sports analyst Oliver Scheer. Technical managers and federation coaches were able to take a sports technique analysis course, which focused on high-level sport in particular. More details here.
1st October 2018
El Salvador NOC
The El Salvador NOC has announced the name of its delegation’s flagbearer for the Youth Olympic Games Buenos Aires 2018 – badminton player Uriel Canjura (centre of photo). His record of achievements includes a gold medal in the mixed doubles at the 19th Pan-American Junior Championships and a bronze medal in the male doubles at the same competition, held in Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic). He was also national champion from 2011 to 2016. In addition to Canjura, track and field athletes Víctor Steiner, Melany Trejo and Gilberto Menjívar and squash player Erika Parker will take part in the YOG in Buenos Aires. More info here.
26 June 2018
On 20 June, a tribute was paid to Pierre de Coubertin in front of the Frenchman’s bust in the square named after him in the multi-sports centre of the University of El Salvador, in coordination with the NOC of El Salvador. Those attending the ceremony included NOC Vice-President Francisco Ramos; the Secretary General of the University, Cristobal Ríos; and numerous Salvadoran athletes and coaches. Details on www.teamesa.org.
4 June 2018
Over 900 people took part in the “Month of Europe” Olympic Marathon organised by the NOC of El Salvador in cooperation with the European Union and the Embassy of Germany. Three runs were available: a marathon, a half-marathon and an 11km run. The various runs were started by NOC President Eduardo Palomo Pacas; the Mayor of Antiguo Cuscatlán, Milagro Navas; German Ambassador Bernd Finke; and the German Consul, Norbert Eichler; as well as members of the NOC’s Executive Committee. The event was completed by Olympic Day, during which sports federations put on demonstrations including gymnastics, taekwondo, badminton, golf, archery, bowling, athletics and karate. More details here.
28 May 2018
On 22 May, the National Theatre hosted a performance of a ballet entitled “Olimpia”. This unusual, multidisciplinary performance in three acts was organised by the NOC of El Salvador in the framework of the Olympic Gala. Combining art, culture and sport, the show brought together dancers, musicians, the El Salvador Opera children’s choir and athletes Carlos Ceceña and Oscar Andres (fencing), Michelle Velasco and Pablo Ibáñez (athletics). The country’s best athletes of the year were also honoured at the Gala. More details here.