Election Results for Body of Central American & Caribbean Sports Organisation includes a Barbadian
Steve Stoute, President of the Barbados Olympic Association, Inc. and Chairman of the Caribbean Association of National Olympic Committees, was re-elected Vice President of the Central American and Caribbean Sports Organization (CACSO). CACSO which is the world’s oldest regional sports organization having been established in 1927 is the body that organizes the Central American and Caribbean Games. The election took place at the General Assembly of that organization held in Veracruz, Mexico, during the first week of March.
The Assembly also reviewed a report from a Special Commission appointed to down-size the Central American and Caribbean Games and agreed to the recommendations in principle, subject to the Commission meeting with the international and continental sports federations involved. The meeting heard reports from the Organizing Committee of the recently concluded 2010 Central American and Games held in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, proposals for the 2014 C.A.C. Games which are slated for Veracruz, Mexico and a report from Quetzaltenango, Guatemala, to date the only city bidding to host the 2018 Central American and Caribbean Games.
The persons elected to serve on the Executive Council for the period 2011 to 2015 are:
Hector Cardona – President (Puerto Rico)
Jean Baker – Vice President (Haiti)
Felipe Munoz – Vice President (Mexico)
Steve Stoute – Vice President (Barbados)
Andres Botero – Secretary General (Colombia)
Hans Laewets – Treasurer (USVI)
Judy Simons – Vocal (Bermuda)
Salvador Jimenez – Vocal (Honduras)
Don Anderson – Vocal (Jamaica)
Roberto Herrera – Vocal (Cuba)
Michael Romany (Trinidad and Tobago)
The Assembly also took time out to tour some of the facilities proposed for the 2014 Games in Veracruz.
An Extraordinary Meeting of the Caribbean Association of National Olympic Committees (CANOC) was also held while delegates were in Veracruz, primarily to discuss CANOC’s candidates for the CACSO election, to receive a report from CANOC’s Education and Training Commission and also to receive a report from the Gold Coast Australia Bid Team. The Gold Coast is bidding to host the 2018 Commonwealth Games. The decision to select a host city for the 2018 Commonwealth Games will be made in St. Kitts when the Commonwealth Games Federation meets in General Assembly during November of this year. The other city bidding to host these Games is Hambantota, Sri Lanka.