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NOC of Portugal, COP

The Portuguese Olympic committee (COP) was created in 1909 and is the central organisation of the Portuguese sports system.

29 Olympic and 30 non-Olympic sports Federations are members.

It is a non-governmental, not-for-profit organisation that, in addition to organising and managing the national delegation at the Olympic Games, has several remits defined by its statutes, in line with the Olympic Charter, in particular:
- Promoting respect for sport ethics in competitions and in relation to sports agents and the sporting community
- Encouraging the cultural, educational and social values of Olympism
- Encouraging, supporting and developing training and education for sports agents.

Portugal's NOC regularly organises "Olympic Weeks", "Olympic Days" and other initiatives to raise awareness on and encourage the practice of Olympic sports.
Within the NOC, there is an office within the NOC to assist the association movement, which aims at providing sports federations and other members of the NOC with help in the following areas:
- Initiatives to promote physical activity amongst the public
- Organising seminars and training sessions on good governance and healthy sport practices.

The NOC also has a seat on the National Sports Council, the body which supports the Portuguese government in the main issues related with sport policies, composed by the main stakeholders related with sport, where discussions and votes are held on subjects related to promoting sport through federations and other organisations.