Sport in Argentina: Organizations
The Argentinean National Olympic Committee, which was established 1923, maintains a comprehensive and useful website (http://www.coarg.org.ar/). Argentinean sport is organized into fifty-nine national associations, federations, and confederations under the Olympic committee. These organizations correspond to the mainstream international summer Olympic sports as well as to others, such as subaquatic activities, chess, billiards, bobsled and skeleton, bochas, bowling, boxing, bridge, netball, colombófila (pigeon racing), orienteering, military sport, sport law, water skiing, faustball (similar to volleyball but the ball may bounce between each of three hits per side), sport medicine, sport motorcycling, special Olympics, parachuting, pelota vasca, skiing and mountain climbing, and squash. The Secretaría de Deporte y Recreación is the principal government agency responsible for overseeing sport activities.