07 Jun 2021
Find here the latest news from the National Olympic Committee: events, courses, general assemblies and elections, trophies and much more.
11 June 2021
The President of the Venezuelan NOC, Eduardo Álvarez, and Secretary General Elida Párraga attended an online meeting with Olympic Solidarity to discuss projects in the pipeline for the next Olympic cycle. Topics on the agenda included Olympic values, sports development, training, Olympic grants and support for athletes and coaches. The NOC representatives highlighted the invaluable support provided by Olympic Solidarity in implementing these plans. More info here.of-understanding-with-the-central-european-anti-doping">here.
07 June 2021
On 27 May, at a press conference, the Venezuelan NOC gave an update on its delegation for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. The subjects addressed covered a sticker album featuring the qualified athletes, the upcoming selection of male and female flagbearers for the Tokyo Opening Ceremony, and the latest information on the Paralympic Games and the Pan-American Youth Games in Cali. More info here.
31 May 2021
The Venezuelan NOC received representatives from the Embassy of the Republic of Korea at its headquarters. Discussions focused on exchanges between the two countries in certain sports disciplines. The NOC proposed holding a workshop to this end in the near future. The Korean delegation also had the opportunity to visit the NOC’s Olympic Museum. More info here. In addition, six prominent figures from the world of sport – athletes, coaches and leaders – received the Oswaldo “Papelón” Borges distinction from the NOC. More info here.
10 May 2021
The Venezuelan NOC and the team in charge of its delegation for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 organised a virtual meeting with representatives of the national sports federations that have athletes already qualified – or are in the process of qualifying – for the Games. The latest information on logistics, preparations and the updated Playbooks was provided to the participants. Besides NOC President Eduardo Álvarez Camacho, Chef de Mission Arturo Castillo and Games Technical Director Víctor Vargas, nine representatives of national sports federations took part in this meeting. More details here.
3 May 2021
The Venezuelan NOC has announced that triple jumper Yulimar Rojas (photo) has entered the Guinness World Records. Olympic silver medallist at the Olympic Games Rio 2016, she owes this feat to having set the world indoor record with a jump of 15.43m. This record, set on 21 February 2020 in Madrid (Spain) also earned her the title of World Athletics Female Athlete of the Year 2020.
16 April 2021
On 9 April, Venezuelan NOC President Eduardo Álvarez, accompanied by the NOC’s Chef de Mission for Tokyo 2020, Arturo Castillo, and team Technical Director Víctor Vargas, held a virtual meeting with the 24 sports federations with athletes already qualified or in the process of qualifying for the Games.
15 March 2021
On 8 March the NOC of Venezuela hosted its 4th conference on women in sport. Experts, celebrities and sports leaders met in person and online to review the progress, achievements and challenges of women in sport. Among the subjects discussed was the participation of women in the Olympic Games and the impact of the pandemic on women in society. It is worth noting that there are currently 16 women presidents of national sports federations in Venezuela. More info here. In addition, with 134 days remaining before the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, leaders of the Venezuelan delegation to the Games met representatives of all the national sports federations whose athletes had already qualified, or were in the process of qualifying, for Tokyo. Full details here.
08 march 2021
The Venezuelan NOC has announced that Yulimar Rojas (centre in photo), the Olympic medallist and world triple jump champion, received the Ibero-American Community Trophy at the annual national sports awards ceremony organised by the Spanish National Sports Council (CSD). Rojas received the award at the El Pardo Royal Palace in Madrid. Those in attendance included the King and Queen of Spain (see photo), the Minister for Culture and Sport, José Manuel Rodríguez Uribes, and Secretary of State for Sport and CSD President Irene Lozano. More details here.
22 February 2021
The headquarters of the Venezuelan NOC recently hosted the international sports management diploma presentation ceremony, the culmination of eight months of training for the graduates (pictured above). The NOC organised this training in collaboration with the University College of Administration and Marketing (CUAM). After the ceremony, the participants attended the opening of the Olympic Gallery, with the three floors of the NOC headquarters displaying photographs taken by Edison Gámez during the Olympic Games Beijing 2008, London 2012 and Rio de Janeiro 2016. More details here.
15 February 2021Venezuelan NOC
On 9 February, meetings were held remotely at the Venezuelan NOC headquarters to discuss the upcoming Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. A virtual meeting was held between the Venezuelan Chef de Mission for these Games, Arturo Castillo, and the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee, to discuss the publication of the new Playbooks by the IOC, the International Paralympic Committee and Tokyo 2020. National sports federation representatives also met remotely with the NOC leadership to talk about their current situation ahead of the Games; the athletes already qualified and those yet to qualify; the probability of winning medals and diplomas; training facilities; and COVID-19 vaccination. More details here.
08 February 2021
The Executive Committee of the Venezuelan NOC gave the country’s national sports federations a progress update on the forthcoming events in the Olympic cycle, in a meeting held partly in person and partly remotely. The main topics discussed were the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, the Cali Valle 2021 Junior Pan-American Games and the Sucre 2021 Bolivarian Youth Games. NOC President Eduardo Álvarez (in the centre of the photo), Secretary General Élida Parraga (on the right) and the Chef de Mission of the Venezuelan team for the Asian Games, Arturo Castillo (on the left), provided information and explanations on these events. More details here.
01 February 2021
The Venezuelan NOC has reported that more than 300 community managers from national sports federations and organisations took part at the Master Class 2021. This is an activity that marks the kick-off of Olympic Digital Community Operations, an NOC project that seeks to position sport and promote the Olympic values in digital applications. It was held on 27 January virtually and in person. More details here. In addition, athletes, coaches, leaders and dignitaries from the sports world joined sports fans at the traditional sporting mass, held each year on 6 January in different states of Venezuela. NOC President Eduardo Alvarez attended the celebration in Caracas. At the end of December, during an Olympic gala, the NOC paid tribute to IOC Honorary Member Flor Isava Fonseca, who died in July 2020, and several other personalities from the Olympic and sports world. Various honours were awarded during the gala, and the NOC celebrated its 85th anniversary.
14 December 2020
Venezuelan NOC President Eduardo Álvarez (see photo) was named “Sports Leader of the Year 2020” during the virtual awards ceremony of the Círculo de Periodistas Deportivos de Venezuela. He shares this award with Katiuska Santaella, the President of the Venezuelan Judo Federation. The NOC was recognised in the “Institution of the Year” category alongside the Ministry of Youth and Sport. Having already won the World Athletics equivalent award at world level, Yulimar Rojas also won the title of “Athlete of the Year 2020” in Venezuela. The NOC and its President were rewarded for having managed to continue their activities during the global pandemic. More details, including the other winners, here.
7 December 2020Venezuelan NOC
The 10th session of the Venezuelan Olympic Academy was held on 2 December at the headquarters of the Venezuelan NOC. This session, which was held virtually, was attended by more than 20 technical directors of various NFs who were able to increase their knowledge of how the Olympic Movement functions and its structure. Two athletes who have already qualified for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, Yulimar Rojas (athletics) and Daniel Dhers (BMX), addressed the session participants before handing them their diplomas. More info here.
23 November 2020Venezuelan NOC
On 13 and 14 November, a virtual seminar on technical rules in boxing was held for referees and judges from 21 states in Venezuela. The aim was to keep the participants abreast of the technical rules of the International Boxing Association (AIBA). The seminar was organised with the support of the Venezuelan NOC, AIBA and the Venezuelan Boxing Federation. Detailed info here.
16 November 2020Venezuelan NOC
Ahead of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, the Venezuelan NOC, through the Chef de Mission of the Venezuelan Games delegation, has resumed its virtual meetings with the various national sports federations. Planning, the road to qualification and the work of athletes who have already qualified were among the topics discussed at these meetings. More details here
30 October 2020
On 26 October, Venezuelan boxer Francisco “Morochito” Rodríguez celebrated the 52nd anniversary of his Olympic gold medal during a ceremony held in his home town of Cumanés. In 1968, at the Olympic Games in Mexico City, he won Venezuela’s first ever Olympic gold medal. The ceremony was attended by the Venezuelan NOC President Eduardo Alvarez and several big-name Venezuelan boxers and Olympic athletes (see photo). More info here. In addition, on 21 October, the NOC officially formed the new team that will be in charge of its commissions for the 2020-2021 period. The nine commissions, which will be overseen by the NOC Secretary General, Elida Párraga, are: Women and Sport; Medical and Doping; Ethics and Values; Marketing; Sport and Ecology; Education; Technical; Olympic Academy; and Sports Development. More details here.
16 October 2020
On 12 October, the first meeting about the Venezuelan delegation for the first Junior Pan-American Games, scheduled from 9 to 19 September in Calu next year, was held at the Venezuelan NOC headquarters. Venezuelan Hockey Federation President Zuleika Seijas will be the Chef de Mission for these Games, a position she held for the Youth Olympic Games Buenos Aires 2018. Venezuelan NOC Secretary General Elida Párraga also attended the meeting. More info here.
20 july 2020
The Venezuelan NOC has reported that 38 representatives from 20 NOCs met via videoconference in early July as part of the ConPaaS project (“CON” from the Spanish for “NOC”, “PaaS” for “Platform as a Service”). This project, initiated by the Spanish NOC, is a shared IT platform to manage NOC information. The final phase of the project was addressed during the virtual meeting. In October, the project outcomes will be presented on the website currently under development for each of the countries involved. More details on the websites of the Venezuelan and Spanish NOCs.
12 june 2020
In Caracas, the Venezuelan NOC and the Salva Foundation organised a new delivery of energy food parcels to athletes to contribute to their home training during confinement. This campaign, entitled “Sigamos Juntos” [Let’s Come Together] has been carrying out activities to support and motivate Venezuelan athletes during the pandemic. More info here.
22 May 2020
The “Sport in Colour” (Deportes en Colores) competition launched by the Venezuelan NOC has been running on the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 digital platform. The competition was created by the NOC and its President, Eduardo Álvarez, during the COVID-19 lockdown. On the platform there are also spaces for athletes and their training, and others for small children at home. In just two weeks, more than 300 children aged from 4 to 14 from all 23 states of Venezuela took part, creating numerous drawings illustrating the Olympic values. Videos and photos were also published on #OlimpismoEnLaEscuela and #OlimpismoEnLaCasa. More details here.
16 March 2020
The Venezuelan NOC has announced the creation of a school volleyball league. More than 30 schools in the Caracas region took part in the launch, held at the National Sports Institute. Through this initiative, the NOC, in collaboration with the Education Ministry, will enable 720 children and young people to play volleyball. The NOC is also providing balls and equipment. In due course, the initiative will be extended to eight other sports.
09 March 2020
Over one hundred physical education teachers took a school volleyball coaching course at the headquarters of the Venezuelan NOC in Caracas. The course was organised with the support of the national ministry of education and the Venezuelan volleyball federation. NOC president Eduardo Álvarez gave a presentation on strategic management in sport. More details here.
28 february 2020
An awareness-raising day on recycling and environmental protection organised by the Venezuelan NOC was once again held on beaches in the State of La Guaira, including Camurí Chico. The programme featured talks on the meaning of the 3Rs – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle – and activities such as football, volleyball and sandcastle-building. Children, adults and senior citizens took part in this day, which was also staged in Guárico, Falcón, Miranda and Anzoátegui. More info here.
07 february 2020
As part of its preparations for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, the Venezuelan NOC is organising a week of meetings with the sports federations, the Ministry of Sport and the Chef de Mission for these Games. The aim is to better understand each federation and give them the chance to raise any potential problems requiring the support of the relevant entities. More info here.
31 January 2020
The headquarters of the Venezuelan NOC recently hosted the first meeting of the year devoted to the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. Representatives of seven sports federations took part. NOC President Eduardo Álvarez and the Chef de Mission for these Games, Arturo Castillo, provided various technical information about Tokyo 2020. More details here. In addition, the NOC and the Andrés Eloy Blanco University are now offering academic training in the field of sport. The course will be run by the Central American and Caribbean University Sports Council. So far, Mexico, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and Jamaica have expressed their interest in taking part in this project. More details on www.covoficial.com.ve.
27 January 2020
For 2020, the Venezuelan NOC has set itself the goal of redeveloping open spaces for athlete training. This project began in early January in the state of Miranda, with renovation work on several baseball fields. This NOC initiative aims to encourage the practice of sport by making use of spaces where young athletes train. The renovated baseball stadiums will also be used by baseball schools. More info here.
13 January 2020
Athletes, coaches, leaders and dignitaries from the sports world joined sports fans at the traditional sporting mass, held each year on 6 January in Venezuela’s 24 states. The president of the Venezuelan NOC, Eduardo Alvarez, attended the celebration in Caracas. More details here.
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13 december 2019
On 7 December in Paracotos in Miranda State, the 2019 edition of the Olympic Water Sports Festival brought together 161 children and teenagers from a range of water sports schools. These schools were set up with the support of the Venezuelan NOC and in partnership with Club Paracotos. The Festival programme featured sports initiation courses, a diving demonstration and a workshop on the use of video in sport. More details here.
09 december 2019
At the headquarters of the Venezuelan NOC, the revival of Team Venezuela – the brand of Venezuelan athletes created in 2018 during the South American Games in Cochabamba – was celebrated. The Team Venezuela logo is composed of Venezuela's national flower, the orchid, drawn with the three colours of the national flag, and whose eight points at the top of the flower signify the eight stars of the flag. Full details here.
3 december 2019
25 November 2019
The number of female leaders is increasing within the Venezuelan sports movement. This was highlighted by Venezuelan NOC President Eduardo Alvarez during a meeting of the Precursor Group of the NOC’s Women in Sport Commission. The agenda also included the Commission’s draft regulations and details of the resources it will receive to undertake its work. The Commission will be composed of two bodies, the delegates’ assembly (which will include a female representative of each sports organisation and one from the athletes’ commission) and the Executive Committee. More details here.
11 November 2019
1st October 2019
The Venezuelan NOC took part in an Olympic Solidarity Forum for NOCs on the American continent, which was held on 24 and 25 September in Panama City. The Chef de Mission for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, Ramón Arturo Castillo, and the NOC’s Technical Director, Magdampi Carolina Marín Blanco (photo), were in attendance. The objective for Tokyo 2020, accreditation, the Olympic Village, sports and cultural exchanges, medical services, doping and athlete registration were all addressed during this Forum.
23 september 2019
Representatives from 16 national sports federations took part in the first pre-Tokyo 2020 preparatory meeting organised by the Venezuelan NOC. The NOC presented its “Let’s go for 20 at Tokyo 2020” initiative, the aim of which is to gain a minimum of 20 Olympic diplomas next year in Tokyo. The NOC President, Eduardo Álvarez (see photo), said that the NOC wanted to have between 60 and 70 athletes competing in the Japanese capital.
09 september 2019
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.
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17 june 2019
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
25 February 2019
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
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
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
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
Venezuelan sport has a new broadcasting, promotional and entertainment platform – Radio Olímpica (www.radioolimpica.com.ve). 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
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
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
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
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
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
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 www.puntoolimpico.com.ve.