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It is with deepest regrets that the Board of the former Netherlands Antilles Olympic Committee (NOC-AHO) informs you of the passing away of our NOC president on Saturday 20th of June 2020.
Mr. William Walter “Junior” Millerson
“Knight in the order of OranjeNassau” (merit order of the Kingdom of the Netherlands)
Mr. Millerson brought a high level of expertise and love for sports to his country and to the national and international sports community …
- As a high performance athlete in Karate competing in representation of the Netherlands and the Netherlands Antilles, achieving impressive international championship titles on World, European and Pan American levels;
- By training and educating young athletes all over the world to become champions and to represent their country a well in international Karate competitions;
- By demonstrating his leadership qualities and skills as board member of the World and Pan American Karate Federation (honorary president);
- As Vice President of ACODEPA ( Association of Pan American Sports Confederations);
- As President of the Netherlands Antilles Olympic Committee (NOC-AHO);
- As Board member of the Central American and Caribbean Sports Organization(CACSO);
- As President of the Curaçao Sports Federation;
- As President of the Parliament of Curaçao;
- As President of the “Trainer Expertise Development Foundation Curaçao”.
The country has lost a true leader who has served in a prominent public representative position and in numerous national and international multi sport organizations. Curaçao in general and athletes and sport administrators all over the world in particular who benefitted from his Karate guidance and leadership sympathize with his family during this difficult time.
The Executive Board of the former Netherlands Antilles Olympic Committee knows that our president had many friends in the PASO/ODEPA region during his presidency in the period 1997 – 2013. His legacy will continue, and we pray that we are able to find the strength to rise above the extremely sad situation and are thankful for his contribution to both the national and international sports community.
In the picture, William Millerson is on the left, during a visit of Mr. Thomas Bach to Curaçao in 2003.
The Board of the former Netherlands Antilles Olympic Committee
Imro van Wilgen (Secretary General)
Edelmiro Seferina (Treasurer)
Richard Leito (Boardmember)
Hubert Isenia (Boardmember)
Victor Elhage (Boardmember)
Elvin Henriquez (Boardmember)
Remco Tevreden (former NOC-AHO Director)
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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.