Oct 23, 2023

SANTIAGO, CHILE.- Luis Mejía Oviedo of the Dominican Republic was re-elected President of Centro Caribe Sports for the period 2023-2027, during the Ordinary General Assembly of the sports organization, held this Monday, October 23, in the Pedro de Valdivia hall of the Sheraton Hotel in the Chilean capital.

Mejía, who was chosen by standing ovation as the only candidate for the position, will continue at the helm of the organization, which will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2024.

Centro Caribe Sports celebrated last June the XXIV Central American and Caribbean Games in San Salvador and made its debut with beach sports, with the First Central American and Caribbean Beach Games Santa Marta in November 2022.

The new Executive Committee is made up of the following sports leaders from the region:

Roberto Richards of Cuba, first Vice President.

Christopher Samuda of Jamaica, second Vice President.

María José Soto Gil of Venezuela, third Vice President.

Ciro Solano Hurtado of Colombia, treasurer.

Sara Rosario of Puerto Rico, secretary general.

Hans Larsen of Haiti, first member.

Angel Morales of the Virgin Islands, second member.

Cyril Cameron Burke of Barbados, third member.

Felipe Vicini of the Dominican Republic, representative of the Organizing Committee of the XXV Central American and Caribbean Games Santo Domingo 2026.

The two vacant members will be elected in a virtual Extraordinary Assembly on a date to be confirmed at a later date, according to the statutes of Centro Caribe Sports and confirmed by the Legal Commission chaired by Christopher Samuda.

During the Ordinary General Assembly, the reports of the Central American and Caribbean Games San Salvador 2023 and Santo Domingo 2026 were presented, as well as the presentation and approval of the II Central American and Caribbean Beach Games Puntarenas 2025, coastal province of Costa Rica.

Mejía ratified his position that each member of the Executive Committee will chair a working commission, as he established during his first period of government in the organization.

Judy Simons of Bermuda, who announced her retirement from the sports movement as an active member of her National Olympic Committee, received recognition from Centro Caribe Sports, highlighting her trajectory in the sport.

Among other topics discussed at this meeting with the members of Centro Caribe Sports, three projects were presented that are scheduled to begin operating in 2024, among which is the Centennial Forest.

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