News from the Uruguayan National Olympic Committee

15 Feb 2021

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

15 February 2021

The Uruguayan NOC last year elected a new Management Board. Julio César Maglione and Washington Beltrán were re-elected as President and Secretary General respectively, and Julio Pérez Alfaro was elected as First Vice-President. The other Management Board members and the members of the Fiscal Commission and the Honour and Discipline Tribunal were also elected. More details on

16 November 2020

NOC of Uruguay

The 2020 edition of the sports administration course organised by the NOC of Uruguay was successfully completed on 6 November. Under the auspices of Olympic Solidarity, this course was mainly designed to educate and train sports leaders in order to update their knowledge of the work carried out by the Olympic Movement, and optimise the management of the national sports organisations to which they belong. The course took place on 29 and 30 October and 5 and 6 November at the NOC headquarters, and brought together a total of 21 participants, including 12 women. More info here.

3 december 2019

Uruguayan NOC
On 18 November in Montevideo, the Uruguayan NOC held the 35th edition of its Athlete of the Year awards. In his address, NOC President Julio César Maglione, also an IOC Honorary Member, congratulated the athletes and coaches (see photo) for their sporting exploits and exemplary behaviour. Nicolás Landauer (sailing) received the award for Athlete of the Year, while Nicole Frank (swimming) et Felipe Agüero (canoeing) were presented with the Young Athlete awards. The coaching award went to Gastón Balleto (handball). More info here.

1st October 2019

The Uruguayan NOC has announced the death of two-time Olympic bronze medallist, Juan Antonio Rodríguez (photo) on 27 September. He was 91. Rodríguez won his first medal at the Olympic Games London 1948 in the men’s double sculls, with William Jones. Four years later in Helsinki, he achieved the same result with Miguel Seijas. In 2000, the NOC presented him with its golden pin at a ceremony held at the national president’s office. Details on

13 june 2019

Uruguayan NOC
From 20 to 24 May, the Uruguayan NOC, in cooperation with the national sailing federation, organised a level 2 course for sailing coaches. Placed under the auspices of Olympic Solidarity, the course was attended by 33 national coaches and led by Eduardo Sylvestre, World Sailing regional development coordinator, and Hernán Vilá, the World Sailing expert who coached the Argentinian sailing team for six editions of the Olympic Games. More details here.

18 april 2019

Uruguayan NOC

With the help of Olympic Solidarity, the Uruguayan NOC has set up a scholarship for coaches. Taking advantage of this, Sebastián Allende (centre of photo) is currently taking part in the 41st course in sciences applied to sport, a course for coaches taking place from 4 April to 2 July 2019 in Barcelona (Spain). Before leaving for Spain, he was received by NOC President and IOC honorary member Julio Cesar Maglione (left) and Lionel de Mello, President of the Uruguayan Athletics Federation (right). More details here.

25 February 2019

NOC of Uruguay

The 2019 sports management course organised by the NOC of Uruguay under the auspices of Olympic Solidarity was successfully held on 5, 7, 12 and 14 February at the NOC headquarters. A total of 27 people attended this course, which was brought to a close by the National Sports Secretary, Fernando Cáceres, and NOC President Julio César Maglione, who is also an IOC Honorary Member. More info here.

10 December 2018

Uruguayan NOC

On 19 November the Uruguayan NOC celebrated its 95th anniversary and the 34th award ceremony for the best sporting performances of the year. NOC President and IOC Honorary Member Julio César Maglione gave a speech, and a video message from the IOC President was played. Emiliano Lasa (long jump) was awarded the title of Athlete of the Year, whileDahiana López (discus) and Fabián Coito (football coach) were presented with awards for the best young athlete and the best technician respectively. More details here.

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