Puerto Rico Olympic Committee
Puerto Rico Olympic Committee logo
|Recognized||January 14, 1948|
San Juan, Puerto Rico
|Secretary General||Carlos Beltrán Esbelti|
The Puerto Rico Olympic Committee (COPUR, Spanish: Comité Olímpico de Puerto Rico) is the National Olympic Committee for Puerto Rico. It oversees Olympic-sports in Puerto Rico, and selects the Olympic team which represents the island. It was founded in 1948 by Julio Enrique Monagas.
COPUR operates two major facilities:
- the Casa Olímpica, its headquarters in Old San Juan, and
- the Albergue Olímpico, Olympic training facilities in Salinas.
Teams representing Puerto Rico have participated in every Summer Olympics since 1948, including the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow, Russia—despite the US-led boycott of those Games. They have also participated at the 1984-2010 Winter Olympics. In 2010, Kristina Krone competed in her first Winter Games for Puerto Rico, but the Olympic Committee chose not to send her in 2014.
As of 2010, David Bernier is the president of COPUR. Past presidents include the island's first Puerto Rican Governor, Jesús T. Piñero; Héctor Cardona; Germán Rieckehoff, whose remains are buried at the Albergue Olímpico; and José Enrique Arrarás.
(Spanish) Official website
- COPUR - SARA ROSARIO SE CONVIERTE EN LA PRIMERA MUJER QUE PRESIDE EL COMITE OLIMPICO
- "DIRECTORIO" (in Spanish). Retrieved August 26, 2010. <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
- Julio Enrique Monagas Park. By Travel Ponce.
- Pagan Rivera, Esteban (12 January 2014). "Kristina Krone: Quería ir a Sochi, pero nunca recibió contestación del Comité Olímpico". Primerahora (in Spanish). Retrieved 12 January 2014. <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
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