It will take place on August 11, 12 and 13 virtually.

Venezuela August 4, 2020 – CACSO / CACSO Education Commission

The COVID 19 global pandemic has hit all economic sectors in the world including the sports  sector very hard;  due to this we have seen many sporting events being suspended, National and International Leagues with the firm intention of activating their calendars, but having to make changes including changes in their games system.

At the regional level, sporting events such as the Bolivarian Games, South American Games, Central American Games and Pan-American Games, which were to take place after the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, have had to adjust the dates and there are countries that have given up organizing their scheduled event all together.  Tokyo was the last high-level event to be suspended; however it already has dates for 2021.

As part of the Regional Sports Organizations, The Central American and Caribbean Sports Organization, CACSO,  led by its president Luis Mejia Oviedo and the entire Executive Board, have taken upon the task to offer athletes, coaches, managers, federations of member NOCs, the opportunity to further develop their knowledge.  In this respect the Education Commission chaired by Eduardo Álvarez Camacho, CACSO Secretary General and president of the Venezuelan Olympic Committee, has organized the 1st CENTRAL AMERICAN AND CARIBBEAN SEMINAR OF SPORTS ADMINISTRATION, which will take place on August 11, 12 and 13.  This three day event will have the participation of specialists in different areas and up to one thousand (1000) people will be able to participate.

Official presentation

CACSO will hold the first Virtual Press Conference, through the CACSO Zoom platform to inform as many people in the region and a special invitation has been sent to all Central American and the Caribbean social media communications managers to obtain more in depth information about this seminar and other topics of interest.

The 1st Virtual Press Conference will take place on Thursday, August 6, at 11:30 am, and CACSO president Luis Mejia Oviedo will be the main spokesperson. It is scheduled for approximately 40 to 45 minutes and will have a round of questions at the end.

This press conference will provide specific details on this 1st Seminar in addition to other topics of interest related to the future plans of the organization.

The information campaign through social networks of all countries affiliated to the organization, starts from now on with the hash tag # CACSOSeminar2020, in addition an informative video of the activity and summarized information will be broadcast, so that everyone is kept up to date via mobile phone, tablets, laptops or desktop computer.

Registration and Program

The digitally registration process starts on Wednesday August 5, 2020 via a link that will be previously informed so that you can be part of this Seminar.

Link: https://forms.gle/P49tXem8xJHh2Wrm8

The main objective of this Seminar is to offer training and / or updating of the technical processes of all those who perform functions in sport.

The Sports Administration Seminar will bring together fifteen (15) leaders of the Olympic Movement in the continent, who together with a group of professionals from different parts of the world will be speakers during the 3 day seminar.


02:20 p.m. Welcome

Luis Mejia President CACSO

02:45 p.m. Structure of the Olympic Movement

Keith Joseph (VIN)

03:30 p.m. Autonomy in the Organizations of the Olympic Movement

Lorena Novoa (COL)

04:15 p.m. Strategic planning

Salman Brache (DOM)


02:00 p.m. Values, Ethics in Sport and the Olympic Charter

Christopher Samuda (JAM) / Guillermo González (COL)

02:45 p.m. Inclusion, Gender Equity and Violence in Sport

Nicole Hoevertsz (ARU)

03:30 p.m. Organization of Sports Events

Fabio Ramirez (COL)

04:15 p.m. Events of the Olympic Cycle

Mario Cilentti (ARG)


02:00 p.m. Communication and Information Technology in Sport

Alejandro Goycoolea (Panam Sports)

02:45 p.m. Structure and Functioning of NOCs

Sara Rosario (PUR)

03:30 p.m. Leadership in Sports Organizations

Brian Lewis President (CANOC)

04:15 p.m. Sports Marketing

Jimena Saldaña (MEX) / Carlos Martí (DOM) / Jackie Guerra (MEX)

English and Spanish

The seminar will be taught in two languages, English and Spanish, so that everyone has the possibility to participate and be part of this CACSO initiative from its Education Commission.

Central American and Caribbean Seminar on Sports Administration, from 11 to 13 August 2020, the first of many seminars dedicated to the training and dissemination of Olympic and sports values.

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