August 4th, 2016
The President of the International Swimming Federation (FINA) and also head of the Pan American Sports Organization (PASO), Uruguayan Julio Cesar Maglione, asserted today, after the Session of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), that he expects American Michael Phelps will be the star of the Games that will begin this Friday in Rio.
The president of the Organizing Committee of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, Carlos Nuzman, asserted today that the best place in the world at this moment is Rio de Janeiro, now that the Olympic dream has come true.
Carlos Nuzman is also second vice president of the Pan American Sports Organization and president of the Olympic Committee of Brazil.
Grenada, member of the Pan American Sports Organization (PASO), achieved its second medal in the history of the Olympic Games, now in Rio 2016.
Both medals have been won by the same athlete, runner Kirani James in the 400 meters event. In London he won the gold medal, then the first one for the small Caribbean country.
The Olympic Committee of Puerto Rico and its president Sara Rosario Vélez are thrilled, due to the fact that the country won its first gold medal in the Olympic Games, through tennis player Mónica Puig.
Puerto Rico expects the arrival to the island of their new national heroine, Mónica Puig, whose gold medal is the greatest award achieved by an athlete of this country, a success that goes even further that sport.
Argentina became the first country of the Pan American Sports Organization (PASO) to win a medal in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, as judoka Paula Pareto became Olympic champion in the 48 kg division last Saturday, the first official competition day.
The Argentine judoka won gold after defeating South Korean Bo-Kyeong Jeong. It is the second medal in her Olympic history.
The medal won by Argentina is the first gold medal for Latin America so far.