Mr Bernard RAJZMAN

Entry in the IOC 2013
Born 25 April 1957
Games Participated 1976, 1980, 1984
Athlete profile
Mr Bernard RAJZMAN

Mr Bernard RAJZMAN



Business Administration


Brazil Sports Minister (1991-1992); President of the Brazilian Sports Council (1991-1992); President and Member of the Brazilian Ministry of Sports' Athletes Commission; Advisor of Brazil Special Olympic Games (1992-2000); Rio de Janeiro Legislative Assembly Deputy – elected for two terms (1994-2002); Member of the Sports Sector Chamber – Sports Development Coordinator – of the Brazilian Sports Ministry (1998-2000); Deputy Secretary of the XV Pan-American Games in Rio de Janeiro in 2007 (2003-2007); Brazilian Sports Council Member (2013-); President of the Pro-Olympic Commission Brasilia 2000

Sports practised

Volleyball, beach volleyball

Sports career

Volleyball player (1969-1990), participation in three editions of the Olympic Games (1976, 1980 and 1984), in three editions of the World Championships (1978, 1982 and 1986) and in the Volleyball World Cup in Japan (1977 and 1981); in 17-year long career, participation in 540 matches for the Brazilian volleyball team. Along his career, he has been three-time South-American Junior Champion in 1972, 1974 and 1976, silver medallist at the Pan-American Championships in 1975 and 1979, bronze medallist at the World Cup in 1981; silver medallist at the 1982 World Championships in Japan; champion at the Mundialito in 1982; gold medallist at the Pan-American Championships in 1983 in Caracas (Venezuela); silver medallist at the Olympic Games Los Angeles 1984; silver medallist at the Beach Volleyball World Championships in 1986 and 1987; bronze medallist at the 1987 Pan-American Championships; 12 South American Gold medals; as a volleyball athlete he created the volleyball service “Star Trek”

Sports administration

Member of the Brazilian National Olympic Committee (NOC) (1995-); Vice-President of the Brazilian Olympic Academy (2004-); President of the Brazilian NOC’s Commission of Olympic and Pan-American Athletes (2006-2013); Chef de Mission of the Brazilian delegation at the first Lusofonia Games in 2006 in Macau (People’s Republic of China), at the VIII South American Games in 2006 in Buenos Aires (Argentina), at the II Lusofonia Games in 2009 in Lisbon (Portugal), at the first South American Beach Games in 2009 in Montevideo (Uruguay), at the IX South American Games in 2010 in Medellín (Colombia), at the XVI Pan-American Games in 2011 in Guadalajara (Mexico), at the Olympic Games London 2012 (Great Britain), at the X South American Games in 2014 in Santiago (Chile), at the XVII Pan American Games in 2015 in Toronto (Canada) and at the Olympic Games Rio 2016 (Brazil). Deputy Chef de Mission of the Brazilian NOC at the Olympic Winter Games Torino 2006, at the XV Pan-American Games in 2007 in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil); at the Olympic Games Beijing 2008 and at the Olympic Winter Games Vancouver 2010; Member of the Sports Advisory Committee (2010-), Vice-President (2013-), Executive Board Member (2013-) of the Rio 2016 Organising Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Brazil); Technical Director of the Brazilian NOC (2013-)


Several articles on sport in sports magazines

Awards and distinctions

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 (United States of America) (2005); Cavaliere della Repubblica italiana (2014)

IOC History

Member of the following Commissions: Entourage (2014-2015), Olympic Programme (2014-2018;2020-), Olympic Solidarity (2014-2018), Athletes' entourage (2015-2020), Evaluation for the Games of XXXIII Olympiad in 2024 (2016-2017)