Hector Cardona Re-elected President of CACSO



BARRANQUILLA, Colombia, November 16, 2015 – Puerto Rican Hector Cardona was re-elected unanimously for a fourth-term (2015-19) as president of the Central American and Caribbean Sport Organization (CACSO) during the 46th General Assembly held in Barranquilla, Colombia, the host city of the XXIII Central American and Caribbean Games in the summer of 2018.


The 31 countries members of CACSO took part in the assembly where they discussed several points regarding the operation of the institution as well as the complete reports by the president, the treasurer and the commission for candidates to be associated members.


The territories of Guadeloupe, Martinique, St Martin and French Guyana were accepted provisionally. There was also a report from the Organizing Committee of the XXIII Games schedule in Barranquilla from July 19 to August 3 of 2018.


Other reports included the Olympic Solidarity program as well as the Cartan Travel Agency in charge of the touristic packages for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games. The assembly also page homage of remembrance to the late Mario Vazquez Raña of Mexico, Reinaldo Gonzalez of Cuba, Fidel Mendoza of Colombia and Fernando Romero and Papelón Borges of Venezuela.


During the meeting CACSO recognized Sara Rosario, president of the Puerto Rican Olympic Committee as recipient of the Women and Sport award presented by the International Olympic Committee two days earlier in Lausanne, Switzerland. The participants also received a DVD containing the history of the CAC Games whose first edition took place in 1926 and will be celebrating its 90th anniversary next year.


Besides Cardona, the other members elected to the Executive Committee are Steve Stoute of Barbados as First Vice President, Carlos Padilla of Mexico and Baltazar Medina of Colombia as Second and Third Vice President, respectively, Eduardo Alvarez of Venezuela, General Secretary, and Carlos Amado of Panama as Treasurer. The five positions as members went to Judy Simmons of Bermuda, Salvador Jimenez of Honduras, Ruperto Herrera of Cuba, Christopher Samuda of Jamaica and Hans Larsen of Haiti.