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.