Country Representatives

Country Representatives

The Country Representative is responsible for the co-ordination of the IOAPA members and all the former participants of the IOA Sessions at national Level.

Main activities of a Country Coordinator:

  • Maintain and expand an active national IOAPA network in order to work on different projects connected with the Olympic Movement in the native country;
  • Ensure continuous communication within the group with the goal of maintaining and building a network of IOA past participants;
  • Continuously improve activities of the national group (exchange good practices, principles, information and ideas);
  • Promote the Association (international and national IOAPA) and recruit new members (ex - IOA Sessions participants);
  • In collaboration with NOA and NOC, work towards dissemination of Olympic ideals at national level.

We have Guidelines to help you manage your activities.

IOAPA Country Representative officer, Vita Balsyte, coordinates the action among all the country coordinators, shares good practices within the network, collects the information from every country and puts it forward to be published in Arete, the IOAPA Newsletter. Please do not hesitate to contact Vita with any questions or comments you may have.

We are continuously looking for active country coordinators in order to spread Olympism around the world. If your country is not represented and you would like to volunteer for this position, please download here the Country Representative Form (word format) / (pdf format) and send it filled to Vita Balsyte (vita@ioapa.org).

The intellectual and working potential of IOAPA is exceptional. With the motivation, ambition, momentum and valuable experiences of these interested individuals, we can take big steps forward, to new successes, at home and around the world. Below is the list of the country representatives.  If your country has already a country representative and you would like to get in contact with  him or her, IOAPA will be happy to assist you.

Country Name Surname Contact
Afghanistan
Albania Mishel Pili
Algeria
Andorra
Angola
Antigua and Barbuda
Argentina Silvia B. Dalotto  silviadalotto@gmail.com
Armenia
Aruba Michael Croes
Azerbaijan
Australia Sophie Keil
Austria Silvie Bergant
Harald Regensburger
The Bahamas
Bahrain
Bangladesh
Barbados Ryan Brathwait ryan.brathwaite22@gmail.com
Katrina Downes katrina.downes@gmail.com
Belarus
Belgium
Belize
Benin
Bolivia
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Botswana
Brazil Leonardo Mataruna mataruna@gmail.com
Bernardo Otero bernardo.otero@cob.org.br
Brunei
Bulgaria Galia Vassileva
Burkina Faso
Burundi Ntakirutimana Emmanuel
Buthan
Cambodia
Cameroon Issa Moktar Djallo
Canada Caroline Bujold ioapa.canada@gmail.com
Richard Koo ioapa.canada@gmail.com
Czech Republic Petr Kavalir petrkavalir@centrum.cz
Central African Republic
Chad
Chile Felipe Nitsche
China Ruotao Huang hrthome@hotmail.com
Colombia
Congo
Costa Rica Roberto Jimenez
Croatia
Cuba Douglas Crispin Castellanos
Cyprus
Denmark Lone Jakobsen
Dominica
Dominican Republic
Djibouti
Egypt Mohamed Helal
El Salvador
East Timor
Ecuador Carlos Manzur
Eritrea
Estonia Reele Remmelkoor
Ethiopia Mekonnen Jemane
Fiji
Finland
France Lionel Brager
Gabon
The Gambia
Georgia
Germany Maren Breuer
Carolin Bischop
Ghana
Great Britain Jeremy Cross
Greece Panos Vassilaras
Grenada
Guatemala Lesther Oretega Lemus
Guinea Bissau
Guyana
Haiti Gerty Valme
Honduras
Hong Kong Fenella Ng
Hungary
Iceland
India Neeraj Kumar Mehra ioapaindia@gmail.com
Indonesia
Iraq Abdal Razak Altaie
Iran Naghmeh Kariminezhad
Ireland
Iceland Sólveig Hulda
Israel Yarden Har Lev yarden.harlev@gmail.com
Ivory Coast
Italy Marco Polsoni
Federico Gallo
Jamaica
Japan Junko Tahara
Jemen
Jordan
Kap Verde
Kazakhstan
Kenya James Chacha
Kyrgystan
Kiribati
Kuwait
Laos
Lesotho
Latvia Alexey Vasilyev
Lebanon Christian Hajj hajj.christian@gmail.com
Liberia Frederik Pratt
Liechtenstein
Lithuania  Vita Balsyte vita@ltok.lt
Luxembourg
Libya
Madagascar
Malaysia
Maldives
Mali
Malta David Azzopardi
Morocco
Marshall Islands
Mauritania
Mauritius Ajay Gukhool
Macedonia
Mexico Veronica Maria
Micronesia
Moldova
Monaco
Mongolia
Monte Negro
Mozambique
Myanmar
Namibia
Nauru
Nepal
New Zealand Greta Larmer
Sandy Thorn
Nicaragua
Niger
Nigeria Onyinyechukwu Chimezie
North Korea
Norway Vigdis Vatshaug
Oman
Pakistan
Palau
Panama
Papua New Guinea
Paraguay
Peru Mariana Quintanilla
Philippines
Poland Filip OstrowskiFilip
Portugal Sandro Lucio sandro.m.lucio@gmail.com
Puerto Rico
Quatar
Romania Stefan Predescu
Russia
Rwanda Ntwali Thierry
Sahara (West)
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Salomon Islands
Samoa (West)
San Marino
Sao Tomé and Principe
Saudi Arabia Abdulelah Rashe Almouina
Senegal
Serbia
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Singapore
Slovakia Martin Potocny
Lenka Hanasova
Slovenia Marko Levovnik marko.levovnik@siol.com
Somalia
South Africa Tshikani Baloyi
Gert Potgieter
South Korea
Spain Hector Arguelles
Sri Lanka
St.Lucia
St.Vinvent and the Grenadines
Sudan Khalid Elbeely lingokhalid@hotmail.com
Suriname
Swaziland
Sweden
Switzerland Andrea Fatzer
Syria
Tajikistan
Taiwan Leo Hsu hsuleo@mail.dyu.edu.tw
Thailand Chunmin Chung
Tanzania
The Netherlands  Claire den Hertog den_hertog_claire@hotmail.com
Togo
Tonga
Trinidad and Tobago
Tunisia Ahmed Allouch alouch18@yahoo.fr
Turkey Müge Akyildiz
Turkmenistan
Tuvalu
Uganda
Ukraine
United Arab Emirates
Uruguay
USA Elisabeth Hanley
Uzbekistan Yulia Bredneva
Vanuatu
Venezuela
Vietnam
Yemen
Zambia
Zimbabwe