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09 Sep 2019
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News from the Venezuelan National Olympic Committee

Find here the latest news from the National Olympic Committee: events, courses, general assemblies and elections, trophies and much more.

09 september 2019

Venezuelan NOC

The Golden Boys Foundation, which trains young basketballers, visited the headquarters of the Venezuelan NOC. Children, youngsters and Foundation representatives were able to enjoy a sports education and incentive programme implemented by the NOC. NOC President Eduardo Álvarez joined the participants during a visit to the Venezuelan Olympic Museum.

08 july 2019

Venezuelan NOC
The Venezuelan NOC awarded the Jesús Eduardo Lizarraga Order to nine journalists in recognition of their contribution to the promotion of Olympic sport in Venezuela. Jesús Eduardo Lizarraga was the founder of the Mundo Deportivo magazine and set up the NOC’s Ethics and Values Commission. The journalists also voted to choose the Venezuelan flagbearer for the Opening Ceremony of the Lima 2019 Pan-American Games on 26 July. Daniel Dhers (BMX) was the athlete selected. More details here.

28 june 2019

Venezuelan NOC
The Venezuelan NOC headquarters and surrounding area provided the venue for the 2019 Olympic Day celebrations. Karate, athletics, judo, fencing, volleyball, badminton, dance sport, baseball5, golf, hockey and 3x3 basketball were on the programme of activities. Hundreds of children got the chance to discover new sports and learn about Olympism.

17 june 2019

Venezuelan NOC

A meeting was recently held at the Venezuelan Olympic Academy for representatives of the various sports federations responsible for producing the regulations for women in sport commissions in their federations. The Academy’s Secretary, who is also Secretary General of the Venezuelan NOC, Élida Párraga, led the discussions, during which the participants defined the mission, vision and objectives of such commissions, and provided elements for drafting commission rules, which will be adapted by each federation in line with their culture and structure.

13 june 2019

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The Venezuelan NOC’s Ethics and Values Commission recently awarded the “Oswaldo Papelon Borges” decoration to six well-known high-level Venezuelan athletes: Yelitza Marín (taekwondo), Susana Rubio (wushu), Ninoska Pérez (volleyball), Silvio Fernández Guerra (fencing), Jorge Ochoa (gymnastics) and Oswaldo Zea (athletics).

The NOC also held a meeting with the Japanese Embassy in Venezuela, in connection with the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. The NOC is planning to organise a number of activities to launch its “On the road to Tokyo 2020” programme, including photo exhibitions and an Olympic gala.

27 may 2019

Venezuelan NOC

The Venezuelan Olympic Academy organised the 2nd Women's Sports Leadership Conference, which was attended by a large number of female leaders, coaches, referees, athletes and activists. They talked about their various Olympic and general sports experiences. During the Conference, held at the headquarters of the Venezuelan NOC, it was agreed that all the national sports bodies should create their own women in sport commission, and nine female leaders were selected to draft the regulations for these commissions.

14 may 2019

Venezuelan NOC

The Venezuelan NOC has launched its SIRADOV (Venezuelan Olympic Sports Registration and Update System) platform. This will serve as the new database for the whole national sports network.

18 april 2019

Venezuelan NOC

Ahead of the Pan-American Games in Lima (Peru) this year, the Venezuelan NOC is holding technical meetings for national sports federations, organised in cooperation with the sports ministry. So far, 217 Venezuelan athletes have qualified for Lima.

18 March 2019

Venezuelan NOC

The headquarters of the Venezuelan NOC hosted more than 100 participants for the first module of the sports management course for physical education teachers in the state of Vargas and the capital. Organised at the NOC headquarters with the support of the national education ministry and Olympic Solidarity (OS), this module featured a number of topics, including OS and NOC projects, biomechanics applied to sport, learning motricity and the most frequent sports injuries. The second module is scheduled for April this year.

08 March 2019

Venezuelan NOC

Naiguatá Beach in Vargas State was the first port of call this year for the environmental protection, awareness and recycling day which is organised each year by the Venezuelan NOC during the carnival celebrations. More than 50 people took part in the event, which saw them collect waste and clean up the beach. The NOC staff in attendance explained the meaning of the three Rs, “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle”. This initiative will continue throughout the country. More info here.

01 March 2019

Venezuelan NOC
The Venezuelan NOC has launched a course in sports administration, an initiative which is part of the Olympic Solidarity programme. This initiative comes after five NOC members (Staff Coordinator Carina Vásquez, Technical Director Magdampi Marín, Olympic Solidarity Coordinator Félix Correa, Train the Trainers Director Zuleika Seikas and the Director General of Physical Education in the Education Ministry, Esteban Álvarez) took part in a similar course in Bogotá (Colombia), and decided to share their knowledge by organising the same course in Venezuela. The course participants include members of national sports federations, the Organising Committees of the Bolivarian Games Miranda 2021 and Playa de Vargas 2019, and physical education teachers.

25 February 2019

Venezuelan NOC

The Venezuelan karate do Federation, with the support of the Venezuelan NOC, organised a refresher course for referees, which was attended by over 100 coaches and referees. The aim was to pass on the new rules implemented by the World Karate Federation (WKF) in the kata and kumite events for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.

18 February 2019

Venezuelan NOC

The headquarters of the Venezuelan NOC were made available to the organisation Special Olympics and the Ministry of Education to promote the “Young Athletes” programme. This is a sports programme designed to develop the motor, communication, social and interaction skills that children need to be able to practise sport. The programme also helps parents understand impairments better and gives them the opportunity to take part in fun sports activities with their children. The information and training day was attended by coaches, P.E. teachers, special education and nursery school teachers, educational psychologists and physiotherapists.

28 January 2019

Venezuelan NOC

The Venezuelan Judo Federation organised a national judging seminar at the Venezuelan NOC headquarters, following the updating of the sport’s international rules. Katiuska Santaella shared her experiences after participating in the annual judging seminar of the International Judo Federation in Mittersill (Austria). The Venezuelan Judo Federation held its annual general assembly at the National Judo Centre in El Paraíso.

15 January 2019

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As is now customary, numerous athletes, coaches, officials and personalities from the sports world, as well as sports fans, attended the traditional Sports Mass celebrated on 6 January in 24 states across Venezuela. Venezuelan NOC President Eduardo Álvarez (right in photo) was present at the celebration in Caracas.

20 december 2018

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Venezuelan sport has a new broadcasting, promotional and entertainment platform –  Radio Olímpica ( The radio station, which will be based at the Venezuelan NOC’s headquarters in Caracas, will offer entertainment- and news-based content.

10 december 2018

Venezuelan NOC

The Venezuelan NOC has launched a training session in Punto Fijo in Falcón state. This sporting refresher course is part of the Municipio Olímpico programme, which brings together 82 participants from the region, representing a range of sports disciplines. The aim of the course is to improve the skills of coaches in the region. The NOC also informed us that a two-day workshop on planning, regularity and dynamics in sports training took place at Olympic House. The course was attended by 40 technical directors from 25 national sports federations.

19 November 2018 

Venezuelan NOC

In early November, an agreement was signed on the responsibilities and obligations between the Bolivarian Sports Organisation (Odebo), the Venezuelan NOC and the Organising Committee of the XIX Bolivarian Sports Games 2021. The signing took place at the Colombian NOC headquarters in the presence of Odebo President Baltazar Medina, NOC President Eduardo Álvarez, Organising Committee CEO Franklin Cardillo, Bolivarian Games engineer Alan Mata, architect Mileidy Bastidas and Medardo Duarte of the Technical Department. More details here.

30 October 2018

The Venezuelan NOC has entered into an agreement with 10 clubs to carry out the “Social Clubs” project for athletes. The aim of the project is to enable athletes to make use of the facilities at these clubs, and to organise sports activities for the children at each club. The NOC President, Eduardo Álvarez, said that all the clubs would grant 5 to 10 weekly passes for each athlete.

1st October 2018

The Venezuelan NOC informs us that, from 25 to 29 September, a level 2 international course for beach volleyball coaches was held in Mérida. Those attending were from Venezuela and other South American countries. The instructors included Venezuela’s national team coach, Mauro Hernández.

3 September 2018

Venezuelan NOC

An extraordinary assembly of the federations affiliated to the Venezuelan NOC approved the creation of a Sports Justice Commission. The Commission will be responsible for resolving internal conflicts in sport, and for approving the first steering committee of the Commission that was sworn in. Chaired by Bernabé Pérez, the Commission will comprise: René Molina, First Vice-President; Tulio Sánchez, Second Vice-President; José Angarita, Secretary General; Efraín Astor, Treasurer; Solange Delgado, member; and Cristina Eschel, Carlos Molinar, Juan Carlos Delgado and Aleydilic Ortega, alternate members. The Commission’s term runs from 2018 to 2022.

17 July 2018

Venezuelan NOC

From 9 to 14 July, at the National Judo Centre in El Paraíso, a level 1 regional course for coaches brought together almost 40 judo coaches from four countries. Held as part of an Olympic Solidarity programme, the course was attended by Vladimir Barta, Director of the International Judo Federation (IJF), who took advantage of the visit to sign an agreement with the Venezuelan Judo Federation, the Venezuelan NOC and the Ministry of Youth and Sport. The purpose of the agreement is to develop judo in the country, particularly in schools. To this end, the IJF will provide tatamis and judogis, and pay a share of the coaching costs for 20 schools around the country. More details here.

9 July 2018

Venezuelan NOC

A course for coaches hosted for the first time by the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) Training Academy was held at the Venezuelan NOC headquarters in early July. The course was organised as part of an Olympic Solidarity programme and run by three experts from the ISSF Academy. Twenty-seven coaches took the course to get their certification. More info here. In addition, NOC President Eduardo Álvarez hosted the presidents of 41 national sports federations for a meeting during which he reported on the NOC’s activities and upcoming sports events.

2 July 2018

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More than 60 people took part in the “Spreading Baseball” (Sembrando beisbol) programme supported by the Venezuelan NOC, the Venezuelan Baseball Federation, the Ministry of Sport and Olympic Solidarity. The programme began in Maracay, in the state of Aragua, and continued in the cities of Caracas and Barquisimeto. More info on

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