CIES very active in Venezuela

Last week, CIES took part in several activities in cooperation with Universidad Metropolitana (UNIMET) in Caracas, a partner of the International University Network since 2010. CIES awarded diplomas to the graduates of the first edition of the FIFA/CIES Programme, attended a conference on doping and met the Venezuelan Minister of Sports.

The closing ceremony of the first UNIMET/FIFA/CIES International Programme took place at the CENDECO (UNIMET) in the presence of Benjamín Scharifker, Vice-Rector of UNIMET, Denis Oswald, CIES director and IOC Executive Board Member, as well as Mario Hernández, representing the project sponsors (Deportivo Petare and GZ Gerencia Deportiva Internacional, CA). Thirty-one students were awarded their sports management diploma. At the end of the event, two graduates, Elizabeth Martín and Gerardo Guarino, emphasized the significance of the FIFA/CIES Programme in the Venezuelan sports landscape and shared some of the major moments of the courses that lasted 5 months.

The next day, the conference on doping allowed several internationally reputed speakers to discuss the challenges that doping represents for the development and credibility of sport. Denis Oswald addressed the regulatory framework of doping and the role of sports organisations in the fight against this scourge. Miguel Cardenal, Director of the Sports Law Chair at Universidad Rey Juan Carlos in Madrid, commented on the legal aspects of the problem and presented examples from case law. Finally, Patrick Laure, from the Université Paul Verlaine in Metz (France) addressed the issue of new doping methods and the means implemented to fight them. It should be noted that Venezuelan National Olympic Committee President Eduardo Alvarez also spoke to describe the current situation in his country and to present a project for the creation of a national "anti-doping laboratory".

At the end of the conference, Denis Oswald met with Hector Rodriguez, Minister of Sports, in order to discuss a bill for a new law on sport which will be debated in Venezuela in 2011.

CIES wishes to congratulate UNIMET, a young and enthusiastic partner, as well as the first graduates of the FIFA/CIES Programme in Venezuela: Yubely, Luis, Adriana, Carlos, Amarilis, Milagros Celmira, Roberto, Manuel, Henning, Juan J., Martin, Beatriz Susana. Yoneli Andreina, Mary, Alfredo, Gerardo, Mario, Ingrid, Ovidio, Jemmyl, Carlos, Juan J., Elizabeth, Rafael, Rubén, José, Edgar, Héctor, Gregg, Juan C. and Saro.

Last week, CIES took part in several activities in cooperation with Universidad Metropolitana (UNIMET) in Caracas, a partner of the International University Network since 2010. CIES awarded diplomas to the graduates of the first edition of the FIFA/CIES Programme, attended a conference on doping and met the Venezuelan Minister of Sports.

The closing ceremony of the first UNIMET/FIFA/CIES International Programme took place at the CENDECO (UNIMET) in the presence of Benjamín Scharifker, Vice-Rector of UNIMET, Denis Oswald, CIES director and IOC Executive Board Member, as well as Mario Hernández, representing the project sponsors (Deportivo Petare and GZ Gerencia Deportiva Internacional, CA). Thirty-one students were awarded their sports management diploma. At the end of the event, two graduates, Elizabeth Martín and Gerardo Guarino, emphasized the significance of the FIFA/CIES Programme in the Venezuelan sports landscape and shared some of the major moments of the courses that lasted 5 months.

The next day, the conference on doping allowed several internationally reputed speakers to discuss the challenges that doping represents for the development and credibility of sport. Denis Oswald addressed the regulatory framework of doping and the role of sports organisations in the fight against this scourge. Miguel Cardenal, Director of the Sports Law Chair at Universidad Rey Juan Carlos in Madrid, commented on the legal aspects of the problem and presented examples from case law. Finally, Patrick Laure, from the Université Paul Verlaine in Metz (France) addressed the issue of new doping methods and the means implemented to fight them. It should be noted that Venezuelan National Olympic Committee President Eduardo Alvarez also spoke to describe the current situation in his country and to present a project for the creation of a national "anti-doping laboratory".

At the end of the conference, Denis Oswald met with Hector Rodriguez, Minister of Sports, in order to discuss a bill for a new law on sport which will be debated in Venezuela in 2011.

CIES wishes to congratulate UNIMET, a young and enthusiastic partner, as well as the first graduates of the FIFA/CIES Programme in Venezuela: Yubely, Luis, Adriana, Carlos, Amarilis, Milagros Celmira, Roberto, Manuel, Henning, Juan J., Martin, Beatriz Susana. Yoneli Andreina, Mary, Alfredo, Gerardo, Mario, Ingrid, Ovidio, Jemmyl, Carlos, Juan J., Elizabeth, Rafael, Rubén, José, Edgar, Héctor, Gregg, Juan C. and Saro.