With just one month to go until the start of the 2011 Parapan American Games in Mexico, the President of the Americas Paralympic Committee Octavio Londoño (APC) has been in Guadalajara this week making efforts and seeking to strengthen relations with the Olympic Movement in the Continent.
Invited by Mario Vasquez Raña, President of Pan American Sports Organization (PASO), the President of APC was present at the organization’s XLIX Assembly on 10,11,12 October and today (14 October) will attend the Opening Ceremony of the XVI Pan American Games.
The most important reason for Londoño’s presence in Guadalajara is to continue dialogue with members of PASO on a proposal that will culminate in the signing of a Co-operation between PASO, the APC and the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) to further strengthen Paralympic Sport in the region.
The IPC’s Chief Executive Officer Xavier Gonzalez has also been in Guadalajara this week to support the APC in their work.
Completing his work in Guadalajara, Londoño will attend the Assembly of American Committee for Sport (CADE), chaired by the Director of the Colombian Instituted of Sport COLDEPORTES Jairo Clopatofsky, on Saturday (15 October). The intention is to bring the APC to the Organization and through them the Ministers of Sports of America, seeking to achieve greater commitment and support to Paralympic in their countries.