Mejía Oviedo becomes seventh president of CACSO

PANAMA CITY, Panama, November 4, 2019 - Dominican Luis Mejía Oviedo, president of the Dominican Republic Olympic Committee and IOC member, has been elected as new president of the Central American and Caribbean Sport Organization (CACSO).

Monday 04 de November del 2019 08:00 AM

Mejia Oviedo was elected by majority vote of the general assembly of the organization gathered in Panama City, home of the next edition of the regional games organized by that entity every four years.

The Dominican sports leader won the election against Steve Soute of Barbados who held the post of president since the death of Puerto Rican Hector Cardona. 

Mejía Oviedo and the new executive board were elected for the sport cycle 2019-2023 and among their duties are the installment of the Central American and Caribbean Games in Panama in 2022.

Mejía Oviedo becomes the seventh president of CACSO since its foundation in 1959 during the Pan American Games in Chicago. Past presidents include: Julio Enrique Monagas (Puerto Rico), José Beracasa (Venezuela), German Rieckehoff (Puerto Rico), José Joaquín Puello (Dominican Republic), Héctor Cardona (Puerto Rico) and Steve Stoute (Barbados).



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