New meet on calendar
THE?PAN?AMERICAN Sports Organization (PASO) is hoping to introduce a new regional meet to the calendar of events for 2014.
But with three major games already projected to cost in excess of $1.5 million, Steve Stoute, president of the Barbados Olympic Association (BOA), is hoping that the Pan American Festival of Sports is postponed.
In a recent interview with NATION SPORT, Stoute said PASO president Mario Vasquez Raña was very keen on hosting the festival in one of three Mexican cities in July, using it as a warm-up or qualifying event for the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto.
“From my perspective, I am really hoping he can be convinced to reschedule. It is a very busy year for the National Olympic Committees,” Stoute explained.