PANAM SPORTS HOLDS FIRST VIRTUAL GENERAL ASSEMBLY TO ELECT LEADERS OF NEXT QUADRENNIAL

Sport leaders throughout the Americas will reunite for the annual General Assembly of Panam Sports this week in an unprecedented fashion.

In response to the pandemic and in order to protect the health and safety of the Pan American Family, the 58th General Assembly will be the first reunion of the 41 National Olympic Committees of the Americas in history to be held online.

The two-day assembly will be held from 15th – 16th December, beginning at 9am (ET) with a message from Panam Sports President Neven Ilic and International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach.

Sports authorities will join the virtual assembly via Zoom from the safety of their own homes or Olympic Committee headquarters. Panam Sports President Ilic and Secretary General Ivar Sisniega will lead the General Assembly from the Panam Sports office in Miami. Media and other sports organizations are invited to follow the live-stream on YouTube and ask questions using the comments section.

Panam Sports will provide a summary of the groundbreaking changes made by the organization over the course of the quadrennial that have fundamentally altered the course of sports development throughout the continent.

Reports by Panam Sports leaders and Commissions, as well as the Organizing Committees of the first Junior Pan American Games of Cali 2021 and the 19th Pan American Games of Santiago 2023, will also give updates about the progress made over the past year and throughout the quadrennial.

Panam Sports is also happy to welcome guests and partners from the worldwide Olympic Movement, including the IOC, ANOC, WADA and the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Organizing Committee. Each of these organizations will provide valuable updates to the attendees of the assembly.

Lastly, the Panam Sports Executive Committee for 2020-2024 will be formed with the elections of the Group Members following Day 1 of the assembly. Day 2 will feature the anticipated elections of the President, three Vice Presidents, Secretary General and Treasurer. Current President Neven Ilic is running unopposed as he seeks a second term leading Americas’ Olympic Movement.

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