Ms Filomena FORTES

Entry in the IOC 2019
Born 10 April 1966

Ms Filomena FORTES



Degree in Physical Culture, High Institute Manuel Fajardo, Cuba; Postgraduate in Youth Education, Coimbra, Portugal; Master in Sport Sciences (FCDEF), Porto University, Portugal; Executive Master in Sports Organisations (MEMOS); PHD in Sciences of Education, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal


Secondary school physical education teacher; Professor of higher education; Coordinator of physical education and sports courses (UNICV) (1996-2012); Coordinator of the Physical Education and Sports course at the Public University of Cape Verde (2012-2014)

Sports practised

Football (1977-1979); Handball (1979-1991)

Sports career

Handball Coach (1984-1995)

Sports administration

President of the Cape Verdean Olympic Committee (2014-); President of the Cape Verdean Handball Federation (2014-2017); Founder Member of Cape Verdean Paralympic Committee; Paralympic Attaché, Cape Verdean delegation, Paralympic Games London 2012; Head of the Cape Verdean Delegation, Olympic Games Rio 2016; Paralympic Attaché, Cape Verdean delegation, Paralympic Games Rio 2016

Membership of other Associations

Member, Development and Propaganda Commission, African Handball Confederation (CAHB); Vice-President of Zone II of ANOCA; Vice-President of Association of Olympic Committees of Portuguese Official Language (ACOLOP); Vice-President of the Women and Sport Commission of ANOCA

Awards and distinctions

Honourable Mention of the II Degree for the participation in the Olympic Games Rio 2016, Government of Cabo-Verde; African Olympic Order Medal (ANOCA); Distinction for the work developed for the Olympic Movement in Zone II ANOCA

IOC History

Member of the following Commissions: Sport and Active Society (2014-2021), Olympic Education (2014-2021); Coordination of the Games of the XXXIV Olympiad Los Angeles 2028 (2019-2020); Future Host Commission for the Games of the Olympiad (2019-), Sustainability and Legacy (2022-); Olympism 365 (2022-)