Panama. – The Executive Board of the Central American and Caribbean Sports Organization (CACSO) announced that León de Guanajuato and Santo Domingo last saturday March 7, presented formal nominations to host the Central American and Caribbean Games of 2026 and appointed Santa Marta, Colombia, as headquarters for the first Beach Games of the organization, which will be held in November 2022.

During the meeting held at the Wyndham Hotel in this city, the president of CACSO, Luis Mejia Oviedo, announced that the decision of the host city for the 2026 Games will be taken at the next General Assembly to be held on October 30, 2020 also here in Panama City.Mejia also informed that the Executive Board approved the formation of 11 work commissions, coordinated by the members of the Executive Board and integrated by representatives of all the National Olympic Committees of the CACSO countries.

“Our organization has changed and the shift towards integration is real. ¨We want all the countries working for the strengthening of CACSO and that through the work commissions, coordinated by the 11 members of our Executive Board, all initiatives that will boost the sport of our countries be promoted¨ said Mejia at the conclusion of the meeting that started at 8:00 Am., and lasted past 6:00 pm.

On the heels of the announcement of the work commissions and to inform of their implementation and operation, the Executive Board convened the 1st Summit of the CACSO work Commissions, which will be held at the end of May in Santa Marta to lay out the responsibilities and tasks of each of the commissions.As part of the extensive agenda, the CACSO financial statements and changes made in the organization’s personnel were approved, as was approved the continuance of work on a proposal to be submitted to the NOCs for a new identity and strategy of communication for the organization.

The Executive Board also decided to endorse the realization of the Caribbean Games of CANOC and the Central American Games of ORDECA to be held in 2021, the CANOC Games on the Island of Guadalupe and the ORDECA Games in the city of Santa Tecla in El Salvador.

Dominican Delegation
Dominican Delegation