SPORT WORLD NEWS
By Sonja Nikcevic, AIPS Media
TORONTO, July 13, 2015 – Day two of competition at the Pan American Games in Toronto saw Canada’s women achieve a historic gold medal win at the inaugural rugby seven’s event, beating rivals USA an astounding 55-7. In eight days, history will be made again as women’s baseball will feature for the first time at the pan-continental competition. The first gold medal of Toronto 2015 for the ambitious host nation was also won by women – in the K-4 500m sprint. The recognition of women in sport is – more than ever it seems – high on the agenda at these 2015 Pan American Games. Therefore, it seemed perfectly fitting that day two of competition was also dedicated to Women in sport and leadership, at a reception organized by the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC).
DR. JULIO MAGLIONE ELECTED PRESIDENT OF PASO
The Extraordinary General Assembly held at the city of Miami last April 11th, elected by acclamation and unanimously, Dr. Julio C. Maglione, President of the Olympic Committee of Uruguay, Member of the International Olympic Committee, ANOC Vice President and President of FINA as the new President of the Pan American Sports Organization until the conclusion of the current term in 2016.
The Assembly paid a heartfelt homage to the memory and legacy of Mr. Mario Vázquez Raña, PASO President for the last 39 years and who recently passed away. The participants recognized the experience, capacity and sport trajectory of Dr. Maglione by electing him President and providing him their full support for the development of his important responsibilities until the next elective General Assembly.
The PASO President expressed an emotional message of gratitude to the representatives of the 41 NOCs members of PASO present in the Assembly and established as the main objectives of his tenure the conclusion of the Statute’s amendment process, the successful celebration of the XVII Pan American Games “Toronto 2015” and the organization of an elections process with clear rules and full transparency.
Pan American Sports Organization 41 national committees and their members pay tribute and deserved tribute to the memory and the exemplary life of President Mr. Mario Vazquez Rana who died last February 8.
Mexico City, March the 9th, 2015
The Executive Committee of the Pan American Sports Organization, in its meeting held in Mexico City on March the 9th, 2015, discussed a broad agenda on themes of great transcendence for PASO’s present and future. The current circumstances under which the Organization’s work is being carried out, after the regrettable passing of President Mario Vázquez Raña, were considered with particular attention.
The Pan American Sports Organization, chaired by Mr. Mario Vázquez Raña, will meet in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, on January the 10th thru the 13th, 2015.
Representatives of the 41 NOCs members of PASO, of the 36 Pan American Sports Confederations, various International Federations and numerous guests will meet at this Mexican resort to analyze the work carried out in the previous year and determine the main objectives for the upcoming period.