The president of the Pan American Sports Organization (PASO), Dr. Julio Cesar Maglione, was awarded one recognition more to his long trajectory as a worldwide sport leader.
On this occasion, the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos of Peru, awarded him the honorary degree of Doctor Honoris Causa; distinction awarded by dean Orestes Cachay in a ceremony held at the University campus.
This way, Dr. Maglione added this distinction to other recognitions he has received, such as the Association of National Olympic Committees’ Order of Merit in 1994; the International Swimming Federation’s Insignia and the IOC Centenary Trophy, that same year.
In addition, Dr. Maglione, professional dentist, was awarded the Golden Insignia granted by the Olympic Committee of Uruguay; the Royal Order of Merit in Sport from the Ministry of Education and Science of Spain in 1996; the Honorary Legion of the French Republic in 1998; the Order of the Chinese Olympic Committee in 1999; the "Bernardo O'Higgins" Order from Chile in 2000; the Distinction of the International Pierre de Coubertin Committee in 2001 and was distinguished as Honorary Citizen of the city of Montevideo in 2007.
The Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos (UNMSM) will be used as one of the venues of the upcoming 2019 Pan American Games, as the community of said institution had requested. For this reason, a cooperation agreement was signed with the Organizing Committee of the Pan American Games.
In the framework of this agreement, the UNMSM’s stadium will be used to hold women’s football competitions, as well as training of athletes.
To fulfill its objective, the UNMSM will evaluate the construction of a laboratory that may be accredited to carry out anti-doping tests, in addition to other complementary works. One of these projects will be the athletics field’s broadening and improving.
San Marcos committed as well to implement a volunteers program that allows its students to support the sport event’s organization.
The agreement was signed by Orestes Cachay, dean of the UNMSM; and Carlos Neuhaus, president of the Organizing Committee of the Pan American Games.