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  • ICYMI: CACSO Presidential Candidate; Panam Sports Channel; Tokyo 2020 Ambassador


    09/01/19

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    (ATR) Luis Mejía Oviedo says he will run for president of CACSO, the Central American and Caribbean Sports Organization.
    Luis Mejía Oviedo (Flickr)

    Mejia, IOC member and president of the Dominican Republic Olympic Committee, tells Around the Rings he is ready to serve the 31-member regional sports organization.

    “My Philosophy: Teamwork”


    CACSO will hold its General Assembly and election on Oct. 31 in Panama City, host of the 2022 Central American and Caribbean Games.

    Long-time CACSO president Steve Stoute has not yet made public if he will seek another four-year term.

    Mejía tells ATR increasing "the strength of the Caribbean and Central America” is his mission.

    "You have to unite all sectors and work together, that's my purpose," he said.

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    Channeling the Panam Sports Brand

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    ATR) The training wheels came off the Panam Sports Channel at Lima 2019.

    The website, designed to build the brand of the Olympic Movement in the Americas, went live on July 2 for the torch lighting ceremony in Mexico ahead of the 18th Pan American Games in Lima that began July 26.
    Panam Sports Channel host Alexandra Horler (Panam Sports)

    But Lima 2019 proved a perfect time to roll out much more content, including the daily Panam Sports Show. The feature, with reporter narration in both Spanish and English, gave viewers the highlights of the day from the Games, which concluded on August 11. In total 23 people worked on the channel during the Games, fronted by host Alexandra Horler.

    From a small office at the International Broadcasting Center, a group of people worked to take the broadcast footage of the events of each day and edit them down into shorter forms. Most of the Panam Sports Show edits, for example, are about 10 to 12 minutes in length.

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    Russian Skater Named Team Ambassador for Tokyo 2020
    (ATR) One of the world’s top figure skaters will serve as an ambassador for the Russian team to the Tokyo Olympics.
    Evgenia Medvedeva is a silver medalist from the 2018 Winter Olympics. (ROC)

    Evgenia Medvedeva, 19, was named to the honorary post during a press conference in Moscow. Medvedeva, who won the silver medal at the PyeongChang Olympics is also a two-time world champion.

    Russia Olympic Committee President Stanislav Pozdnyakov said Medvedeva deserves recognition for her speeches last year to the IOC. She urged the IOC to reinstate the ROC and its athletes after suspension due to the doping scandal.

    The IOC apparently was convinced, voting to allow the return of Russian athletes to the Olympics after severe limitations in Rio and Pyeongchang.

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