The executive committee of Panam Sports is aware of the economic and social situation that different countries of the American continent are going through.
Chilean Neven Ilic, president of Panam Sports, pointed out that one of the main challenges they have as an organization is to help young athletes fulfill their dreams.
“The sport of America is full of challenges, because economically there is a difficult situation. We must continue to make an effort in sports, since it is relevant to help our societies, which are full of young people who have dreams of being athletes,” said Ilic upon his arrival in the country this Friday, where the Panam Sports executive committee will hold their meeting over the weekend to discuss various topics of interest.
He pointed out that despite the situation, America maintained its competitive level and that its new challenges are the Pan American Games in Santiago, Chile, in 2023, as well as the Olympic Games in Paris, France, in 2024.
“We will continue working so that things continue to go well,” Illic said.
Meanwhile, the secretary general of Panam, Ivar Cisniegas, indicated that among the points to be discussed at the meeting, which begins this Saturday at 9:00 in the Juan Ulises García Saleta room of the COD, the progress of the Pan American Games in Santiago de Chile 2023, as well as expectations for the Pan American Games in Barranquilla, Colombia, in 2027, and the report on the First Junior Pan American Games.
“We are very happy to be in the land of one of our main members. During the weekend we are going to discuss how the progress of various events of the program for the continent are going”, indicated Cisniegas, who added: We will deal with issues related to our next general assembly to be held in September. It will be a very busy two days,” she said. The directors of Panam Sports were received by Antonio Acosta and Gilberto García, president and general secretary of the COD, respectively, as well as Luis Mejía, president of Centro Caribe Sports and member of the International Olympic Committee.