The following note is from Michael Chambers- President, Canadian Olympic Committee;
I write to inform you that the President of the Pan American Sports Organization (PASO), Mario Vázquez Raña, at the recent PASO General Assembly in Guadalajara MEX, announced that all of our Pan American only sports will be on the programme of the 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara, that is:
- Roller Sports
- Rugby (recently added to the 2016 Olympic programme)
- Softball (Women)
- Water Skiing
Unfortunately, it appears unlikely that Men’s Softball will be placed on the Guadalajara programme.
For your information, it was also announced that the sport of Basque Pelota will be on the 2011 Pan American Games programme, however the sport of Basque Pelota does not have membership in the COC.
I would like to congratulate our Member Pan American NSFs on the confirmation of their inclusion in the sport programme of the 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara.