Managua, May 8 (Prensa Latina) Nicaragua was elected unanimously to preside over the Ibero-American Sports Council from 2011 to 2013, a Nicaraguan official announced.
Nicaragua was elected during the council’s general assembly this week in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, held in parallel with meetings of the South American Sports Council and the Sports Council of America.
Marlon Torres, executive director of the Nicaraguan Institute of Sports, said the unanimous election of Nicaragua from among 22 member countries was an acknowledgment of the Latin American sports community for the work of the Daniel Ortega administration.
It is another achievement for the Nicaraguan government and its sports, Torres said.
For the new period, the Ibero-American council has established three priorities: to fight doping, to guarantee security in sports facilities, and to encourage and develop sports in schools.