Panama.- The Executive Board of the Central American and Caribbean Sports Organization (CACSO), reported that the city of Santa Marta, capital of the department of Magdalena in Colombia, will host the First Central American and Caribbean Beach Games in 2022.
CACSO President, Luis Mejia conveyed his support of School Handball
SANTO DOMINGO. – The president of the Central American and Caribbean Sports Organization (CACSO), Mr. Luis Mejia Oviedo, expressed his support for school handball.
These statements were made this Saturday, February 1, during a visit of the Executive Committee of the North America and Caribbean Handball Confederation (NACHC) to the president of CACSO in the Dominican capital city.
This is one of the projects that the International Federation of this sport wishes to develop and Mr. Mejia as president of CACSO wishes to be an ally for the NACHC countries.
Mario Garcia de la Torre, president of NACHC, expressed thanks on behalf of the Executive Committee of this regional sports body, for the support expressed by the president of CACSO, Dominican Olympic Committee and member of the International Olympic Committee, for the development of school handball.
Garcia expressed: “We want you to be our voice in the Olympic movement,” he said.
“We will meet to draw up the plans to execute in relation to school handball, because we understand that this is the future of our sport and our athletes,” said the president of NORCA.
Miguel Rivera, president of the Dominican Handball Federation and Secretary General of NACHC, said: “School handball is more important for the Confederation than the national teams, because it guarantees a progressive development and growth for member countries,” he concluded.
The meeting was led by the president of CACSO and NACHC, Luis Mejia Oviedo, Dominican Republic and Mario Garcia de la Torre, from Mexico as well as the president of Creating Olympic Dreams (CRESO) businessman Felipe Vicini.
Among those present were the members of the NORCA Executive Committee, Vice President, Néstor Milete Echevarria, Secretary General, Miguel Rivera, Treasurer Felix Wilson, Carline Choute, President of the Women’s Commission; Cliff Williams, President of the Beach Handball Commission; and Llewlyn Harper, President of the Medical Commission as well as Franklyn Guevara, President of the Methods Commission; Kurt Lauritsen, Chairman of the Competitions Commission; and Francois Lebeau, President of the Game Rules and Referees Commission.
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.