Puerto Rico Olympic Committee

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Puerto Rico Olympic Committee
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Puerto Rico Olympic Committee logo
Country/Region  Puerto Rico
Code PUR
Created 1948
Recognized January 14, 1948
Continental
Association
PASO
Headquarters Casa Olímpica
San Juan, Puerto Rico
President Sara Rosario[1]
Secretary General Carlos Beltrán Esbelti[2]
Website http://www.copur.pr/

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.[3]

COPUR operates two major facilities:

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.[4]

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.

External links

(Spanish) Official website

References

  1. COPUR - SARA ROSARIO SE CONVIERTE EN LA PRIMERA MUJER QUE PRESIDE EL COMITE OLIMPICO
  2. "DIRECTORIO" (in Spanish). Retrieved August 26, 2010. <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. Julio Enrique Monagas Park. By Travel Ponce.
  4. 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>