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JOA to Host PASO

The Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) will be hosting an Extraordinary General Assembly of the Pan American Sports Organisation (PASO/ODEPA) on 7th and  8th February 2013 at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in Kingston. Attending will be representatives of the 41National Olympic Committees of the Americas, including Jamaica and special guests will be delegates from the Pan American Sports Federations (APASC/ACODEPA), the organizing committee for the next Pan American Games in Toronto 2015, the Rio 2016 Olympic Games organizing committee as well as cities bidding to host the 2019 Pan American Games.

The main items on the agenda are to receive progress reports  from the Toronto 2015 organising committees, presentations from the cities bidding to host the 2019 Games and proposals for the Olympic and Pan American Solidarity  activities  over the period of the Olympic Quadrennium 2013 - 2016.

With the presence of the sports federations of the Americas there  will be an excellent opportunity for the equivalent sports organizations  in Jamaica to interface  with that leadership  to pursue programmes for the development of the various sports in Jamaica.

PASO is led by President Mario Vazquez Rana a Mexican newspaper magnate. The 41member countries  of PASO who will be represented at the assembly are:

  • ANTIGUA & BARBUDA (ANT)
  • ARGENTINA (ARG)
  • ARUBA (ARU)
  • BAHAMAS (BAH)
  • BARBADOS (BAR)
  • BELIZE (BLZ)
  • BERMUDA (BER)
  • BOLIVIA (BOL)
  • BRAZIL (BRA)
  • CANADA (CAN)
  • CAYMAN ISLANDS (CAY)
  • CHILE (CHI)
  • COLUMBIA (COL)
  • COSTA RICA  (CRC)
  • CUBA (CUB)
  • DOMINICAN REPUBLIC (DOM)
  • DOMINICA (DMA)
  • ECUADOR (ECU)
  • EL SALVADOR (ESA)
  • GRENADA
  • GUATEMALA
  • GUYANA
  • HAITI
  • HONDURAS
  • JAMAICA (JAM)
  • MEXICO (MEX)
  • NICARAGUA (NCA)
  • PANAMA (PAN)
  • PARAGUAY (PAR)
  • PERU (PER)
  • PUERTO RICO (PUR)
  • ST. KITTS and NEVIS (SKN)
  • ST. LUCIA (LCA)
  • ST. VINCENT and the GRENADINES (VIN)
  • SURINAME (SUR)
  • TRINIDAD and TOBAGO (TRI)
  • UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (USA)
  • URUGUAY (URU)
  • U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS (ISV)
  • VENEZUELA (VEN)
  • VIRGIN ISLANDS, BRITISH (IVB)

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