Nicole Hoevertsz

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games • Administrator
Full nameNicole L. M.•Hoevertsz
Used nameNicole•Hoevertsz
Born30 May 1964 in Oranjestad (ARU)
NOC Aruba Netherlands Antilles


Nicole Hoevertsz competed at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics in synchronized swimming. She won multiple Aruban and Antillean championships during her career, and later became a coach of synchronized swimmers. Hoevertsz studied law at the Colegio Arubano, the University of the Netherlands Antilles, and the University of Leiden (Netherlands). She later worked in law, becoming a legal advisor to the Department of Foreign Affairs of the Government of Aruba from 1991-94 and since 2002, was Deputy Permanent Secretary to the Council of Ministers of Aruba from 1994-96; served as a legal advisor to the Prime Minister of Aruba from 1997-2001; and was appointed Permanent Secretary to the Council of Ministers of Aruba in 2009.

In sports administration Hoevertsz became secretary-general of the Aruban Swimming Federation in 1991. She served on the organizing committee for the 1999 Pan American Games in Winnipeg, and as a member of the Executive Board of the Pan American Sports Organization (PASO). Hoevertsz became an IOC Member in 2006, and has served on the following IOC Commissions: Women and Sport; International Relations; Coordination for the Games of the XXXI Olympiad in 2016 in Rio de Janeiro; Coordination for the Games of the XXXII Olympiad in 2020 in Tokyo; Juridical; and Sport and Law.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1984 Summer Olympics Artistic Swimming (Aquatics) AHO Nicole Hoevertsz
Solo, Women (Olympic) AC r1/3
Duet, Women (Olympic) Esther Croes 18

Organization roles

Role Organization Tenure NOC As
NOC International Olympic Committee 2006— ARU Nicole Hoevertsz
Executive Board Member International Olympic Committee 2020—2021 ARU Nicole Hoevertsz
Vice-President International Olympic Committee 2021— ARU Nicole Hoevertsz

Olympic family relations