Mejía Oviedo becomes seventh president of CACSO
PANAMA CITY, Panama, November 4, 2019 – Dominican Luis Mejía
Oviedo, president of the Dominican Republic Olympic
Committee and IOC member, has been elected as new president
of the Central American and Caribbean Sport Organization (CACSO).
Mejia Oviedo was elected by majority vote of the general
assembly of the organization gathered in Panama City, home
of the next edition of the regional games organized by that
entity every four years.
The Dominican sports leader won the election against Steve
Soute of Barbados who held the post of president since the
death of Puerto Rican Hector Cardona.
Mejía Oviedo and the new executive board were elected for
the sport cycle 2019-2023 and among their duties are the
installment of the Central American and Caribbean Games in
Panama in 2022.
Mejía Oviedo becomes the seventh president of CACSO since
its foundation in 1959 during the Pan American Games in
Past presidents include: Julio Enrique Monagas (Puerto
Rico), José Beracasa (Venezuela), German Rieckehoff (Puerto
Rico), José Joaquín Puello (Dominican Republic), Héctor
Cardona (Puerto Rico) and Steve Stoute (Barbados).