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 1984-2002 Winter Olympics.
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.
- Julio Enrique Monagas Park. By Travel Ponce.
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