Puerto Rico Olympic Committee

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Puerto Rico Olympic Committee
Puerto Rico Olympic Committee logo
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 Esvelti
Website 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.[2]

COPUR operates the Casa Olímpica, its headquarters in Old San Juan.

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 and 2018 Winter Olympics.

In 2012, Sara Rosario became the first woman to serve as President of the COPUR. Past presidents include the island's first Puerto Rican Governor, Jesús T. Piñero.

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