Annual Congress of the Americas Triathlon Confederation (CAMTRI) 2019

28 July 2019

The Annual Congress of the Americas Triathlon Confederation (CAMTRI) 2019 was hosted on Sunday, 29 July in Lima, Peru. 27 countries were represented at the Congress including Argentina, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Brasil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Rep., Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, USA and Venezuela.

Marisol Casado, President of the International Triathlon Union and member of the International Olympic Committee, warmly welcomed and opened the Annual Congress.
“Thank you for the support from all the region and especially from the Executive Board Members from America, Antonio Alvarez (International Vice-President), Liber Garcia (CAMTRI Representative) and Barry Siff (International Executive Board Member). I would also like to mention that Aruba, Bolivia, Costa Rica, Panama, Paraguay, Trinidad and Tobago and USA National Federations are led by women. Also, the close relationship between the International Triathlon Union | CAMTRI leaders to the athletes, that it is recognized by the athletes who take part in the Pan American Games.”

Liber Garcia, CAMTRI President was in attendance at the Annual Congress and thanked Marisol Casado for her commitment with the sport of triathlon in America and expressed support for the next year electoral process. He presented the activities that CAMTRI had developed since 2015, when he became CAMTRI President and thanked the International Triathlon Federation for its continued support.

The financial statements of 2018 were unanimously approved by the General Assembly, in addition the General Assembly approved a resolution to recuperate the PATCO legal organisation.

During the Congress resolutions proposed by National Federations and / or Executive Committee, were discussed and presented. It was resolved that the organisation would change the name back to PATCO instead of CAMTRI and that its bylaws would be updated.
The pinnacle agenda item on the call to Congress is the Elections for CAMTRI 2019-2023.
The positions for election and the order of elections at the Congress are:
• President
Elected: Liber Garcia
• Vice-President
Elected: Allan Beckford
• Secretary General
Elected: Maria Cristina Gonzalez
• Treasurer
Elected: Jaime Cadaval
• Executive Board members (4 members to be elected)
Elected:
Graciela Jurado (BOL)
Sheila O’Kelly (CAN)
Cesar Rosales (GUA)
Mauricio Ortiz (CHI)
Karen Araujo (Central America | Carribean)
Orlando Eugenio Arauz (South America)
Gabriela Gallegos (North America)

o The Executive Board will be formed by: four (4) Table officers (President, Vice-President, Secretary General and Treasurer), the President of COSUTRI, the President of UCECATRI, a representative from North America and three (4) additional board members. There shall be a minimum of three (3) women and three (3) men.
• Technical Committee (7 members to be elected)
• Medical Committee (5 members to be elected)
• Audit Committee (3 members to be elected)
• Paratriathlon Committee (7 members to be elected)
• Sports Development Committee (7 members to be elected)
• Honorary members.

Triathlon competition was staged, as part of the 2019 edition of the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru, with elite competition on Saturday, 27 July and the mixed relay taking place on Monday, 29 July at Playa Agua Dulce.

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