Committee

Nineteen Brazilian sport personalities make up the Sport Advisory Committee, headed by Olympic swimming medallist Ricardo Prado. They are in charge of assisting the Rio 2016 Committee in decisions regarding sport venues and the Olympic and Paralympic Village. They will also help promote the Games ideals in Brazil and abroad.
Ádria Rocha Santos

Ádria Rocha Santos 

Paralympic Athletics Medallist

  • Brazil’s greatest Paralympic female medallist. Winner of 13 medals: gold in Barcelona 1992, Sydney 2000 and Athens 2004 (100m) and Sydney 2000 (200m); silver in Seoul 1988 in the 100m and 400m, Atlanta 1996 in the 100m, 200m and 400m, Sydney 2000 in the 400m, and Athens 2004 in the 200m and 400m; bronze in Beijing 2008 in the 100m
  • Parapan American medallist: gold in Mexico City 1999 (100m, 200m and 400m) and Mar del Plata 2003 (100m); silver in Mar del Plata 2003 (200m) and Rio 2007 (200m and 800m)
Adriana Samuel

Adriana Samuel

Olympic Beach Volleyball Medallist

  • Olympic Beach Volleyball medallist – silver in Atlanta 1996 and bronze in Sydney 2000
  • Currently dedicates herself to a social programme for children focused on Beach Volleyball practice
Agberto Guimarães

Agberto Guimarães

Executive Director of Sport and Paralympic Integration

  •  Olympic Track and Field athlete – 4th place in the 800m in Moscow 1980 and semi-finalist in the 800m in Los Angeles 1984
  • Pan American Games medallist – gold in the 800m and 1500m and silver in the 4x400m in Caracas 1983; bronze in the 800m and 1500m in San Juan 1979
  • He was Technical Director of the Brazilian Athletics Confederation between 1995 and 1997; Director of Sport of the Organising Committee of the XV Pan American and Parapan American Games Rio 2007, between 2002 and 2007, and General Manager of International Olympic Solidarity in Brazil
  • Before joining the Rio 2016 Committee, he was General Manager for Development of the Brazilian Olympic Committee (COB in Portuguese) between 2008 and 2010, a period in which he also worked as Director of the Rio 2016 Bid Committee
Bernard Rajzman

Bernard Rajzman

Olympic Volleyball Medallist

  • COB Director of Sport and Vice-President of the Brazilian Olympic Academy
  • Olympic Volleyball medallist – silver in Los Angeles 1984
  • The world’s third best volleyball player - 1978 FIBV World Championship
  • In his 17-year career, he played 540 matches for the Brazil National Volleyball Team
  • Former Brazil’s Secretary of Sport, State Congressmen for two terms
  • COB Head of Mission in the Macau 2006 Lusophony Games, in the Buenos Aires 2006 and Medellin 2010 South American Games, in the Guadalajara 2011 Pan American Games and in the London 2012 Olympic Games
  • Volleyball World Hall of Fame member - 2005
Bernardo Rezende (Bernardinho)

Bernardo Resende (Bernardinho)

Olympic Medal-Winning Volleyball Coach

  • Olympic Volleyball medallist – silver in Los Angeles 1984
  • Silver medallist in the Buenos Aires 1982 World Championships
  • Brazil Women’s National Volleyball Team coach – bronze in Atlanta 1996 and Sydney 2000; gold in the 1994 Grand Prix and in the Winnipeg 1999 Pan American Games
  • Current Brazil Men’s National Volleyball Team coach (since 2001) – nine times  World League champion, gold in the Japan 2006 and Italy 2010 World Championships, Olympic gold medallist in Athens 2004 and silver in Beijing 2008 and London 2012
  • Winner of five consecutive Olympic medals as coach – between 1996 and 2012
Carlos Alberto Parreira

Carlos Alberto Parreira

Football Coach

  •  Football coach since 1967
  • Brazil National Football Team coach, champions in the USA 1994 World Cup
  • Six World Cups coaching various national teams (Saudi Arabia, Brazil – twice –, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait and South Africa)
  • Two titles as coach in Brazilian National Championships – Fluminense Football Club (1984) and Sport Club Corinthians Paulista (1999)
  • Currently works as Brazil National Team Technical Coordinator, competing in the 2014 World Cup
Daniel Dias

Daniel Dias

Paralympic Swimming Medallist

  • Paralympic Swimming Medallist – Beijing 2008 (four golds, four silvers and a bronze) and London 2012 (six golds)
  • Parapan American medallist in Rio 2007 (eight gold medals) and Guadalajara 2011 (11 gold medals)
  • World Championships Medallist in Durban 2006 (three golds, two silvers), Eindhoven 2010 (eight golds and a silver) and Montreal 2013 (six golds and two silvers)
  • Winner of the Laureus Award, the Oscar of Sport, in the Sportsperson of the Year with a Disability category in 2009 and 2013
Gustavo Kuerten (Guga)

Gustavo Kuerten (Guga)

Olympic Tennis Player

  • Olympic Tennis player in Sydney 2000 and Athens 2004
  • Number 1 in the world ranking of the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) for 43 weeks (from 2000 until 2001), being the 10th player in the history of Tennis in number of weeks on top of the ranking
  • 28 titles in his career, including 20 in singles and eight in doubles
  • Three-time Roland Garros champion in singles (1997, 2000 and 2001), also won a Masters Cup and five Masters Series tournaments
  • On 14 July 2012, he became the first Brazilian male Tennis player to be inducted to the International Tennis Hall of Fame
  • In August 2000, he founded the Guga Kuerten Institute, a philanthropic association that uses sport as a tool for the social inclusion of people with disabilities
  • In 2004, he was awarded the Cross of Merit medal in São Paulo
  • In 2010, he was awarded the Cross of Sporting Merit, the highest decoration for Brazilian athletes, and the Philippe Chatrier Trophy in Paris, the highest honour for a Tennis player, handed by the International Tennis Federation (ITF)
Hugo Hoyama

Hugo Hoyama

Olympic Table Tennis Player

  • Brazil National Table Tennis Team player and coach
  • Participated in the Barcelona 1992, Atlanta 1996, Sydney 2000, Athens 2004, Beijing 2008 and London 2012 Olympic Games
  • Brazilian record holder of most participations in the Olympic Games (six) along Equestrian and Show Jumper Rodrigo Pessoa and Sailor Torben Grael
  • Winner of ten gold, a silver and four bronze medals in Pan American Games. He participated in seven editions of the competition (Indianapolis 1987, Havana 1991, Mar del Plata 1995, Winnipeg 1999, Santo Domingo 2003, Rio 2007 and Guadalajara 2011)
  • Five-time winner of Brazil National Olympic Prize in the Table Tennis category
Janeth Arcain

Janeth Arcain

Olympic Basketball Medallist

  • Olympic Basketball Medallist – silver in Atlanta 1996 and bronze in Sydney 2000
  • Gold medallist in the Australia 1994 FIBA World Championships
  • Top scorer in the Athens 2004 Olympic Games with 535 points
  • Pan American Games medallist – gold in Havana 1991, silver in Indianapolis 1987 and Rio 2007
  • First Brazilian female player to participate in the USA Basketball League (WNBA) – for eight seasons, winning four consecutive titles
  • Founder of Janeth Arcain Institute
João Havelange

João Havelange

Sport Advisory Committee’s President of Honour

  • Brazilian Olympic Committee honorary member
  • IOC member from 1963 until 2011
  • FIFA President from 1974 until 1998
  • Brazilian Sporting Confederation (CBD in Portuguese) President from 1958 until 1973
  • COB member from 1955 until 1963
  • Olympic swimmer in Berlin 1936 and Water Polo player in Helsinki 1952
Joaquim Cruz

Joaquim Cruz

Olympic Athletics Medallist

  • Olympic Athletics Medallist  - gold in Los Angeles 1984 and silver in Seoul 1988
  • Bronze medallist in the 1983 World Championships
  • World record holder in the 800m (18 to 19 years old class) in 1981
  • Current Head Coach of the USA Paralympic Athletics Team
Marcelo Ferreira

Marcelo Ferreira

Olympic Sailing Medallist

  • Along Torben Grael, he formed one of the most victorious doubles in world Sailing
  • Olympic Medallist – gold in Atlanta 1996 and Athens 2004, bronze in Sydney 2000
  • Two-time world champion in 1990 and 1997 and five-time vice-champion in the star class (1991,1995, 1998, 2002 and 2005)
  • Four-time South American champion (1991, 1996, 2002 and 2004)
  • Three-time Kiel Week champion (1989, 1992 and 1995) 
Marcelo Vido

Marcelo Vido

Olympic Basketball Player

  • Brazil National Basketball Team player for ten years, participating in three world championships
  • Olympic Basketball player in Moscow 1980 and Los Angeles 1984
  • Master’s degree in Sports Management from the University of Liverpool 
Marcus Vinícius Freire

Marcus Vinicius Freire

Olympic Volleyball Medallist

  • COB Executive Director of Sport
  • Olympic Volleyball Medallist – silver in Los Angeles 1984
  • Gold medallist in the Caracas 1983 Pan American Championships and São Paulo 1982 South American Championships
  • Bronze medallist in the Japan 1981 World Cup
  • Member of Brazil’s National Sport Council (CNE in Portuguese), National Athletes’ Commission as well as the World Anti-Doping Agency’s Athletes’ Commission
  • COB Head of Mission in the Sydney 2000, Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008 Olympic Games and in the Winnipeg 1999, Santo Domingo 2003 and Rio 2007 Pan American Games 
 

 

Maurren Maggi

Maurren Maggi

Olympic Athletics Medallist

  • Long Jump and 110m Hurdles athlete, South American record holder in both events
  • First woman to win an Olympic medal for Brazil in singles events. Gold in Beijing 2008
  • Participated in the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games
  • Gold medallist in the Winnipeg 1999 and Rio 2007 Pan American Games
Ricardo Prado

Ricardo Prado

Sport Advisory Committee President and Olympic Swimming Medallist

  • Olympic Swimming Medallist – silver in the 400m medley in Los Angeles 1984
  • Gold medallist and world record holder in the 400m medley in the Guayaquil 1982 World Championships
  • Participated in the Moscow 1980 Olympic Games at the age of 15
  • Medallist in the Caracas 1983 Pan American Games (2 golds and 2 silvers)
  • Sport Operations Manager at the Organising Committee of the XV Pan American Games Rio 2007
Rosicléia Campos

Rosicléia Campos

Olympic Judoka

  • Olympic judoka, competed in Barcelona 1992 and Atlanta 1996 (66kg class)
  • Coach of Brazil Women’s National Judo Team since 2005, leading the team in Beijing 2008 and London 2012. Medal-winning coach of Sarah Menezes in London 2012
  • Winner of Brazil National Olympic Prize for best coach (in the individual category) in 2011
Soraya Carvalho

Soraya Carvalho

Olympic Artistic Gymnast

  • Current Brazilian Olympic Institute (IOB in Portuguese) Manager
  • Technical Officials Supervisor at the Organising Committee of the XV Pan American Games Rio 2007
  • Olympic gymnast in Atlanta 1996
  • Brazil national team gymnast, participated in four World Championships and the Havana 1991 and Mar del Plata 1995 Pan American Games
  • Champion in all Brazilian Artistic Gymnastics categories, from 1987 until 1995
  • Professional Master’s degree in Sports Organisations Management; Master’s degree in Physical Education