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07 February 2020 | in CUSF News, NUSF News

Alim Maluf Neto re-elected President of FISU America

RIO DE JANEIRO – The Pan American University Sports Seminar continued in the Brazilian city for a second consecutive day, as FISU America elections were held for the 2020-2024 term.

Held at the Brazil Olympic Committee (COB) auditorium, the event is jointly organised by the Brazilian Confederation of University Sports (CBDU), the International University Sports Federation (FISU) and FISU America.


Alim Maluf Neto from Brazil, Manuel Merodio from Mexico and America Alvarado from Honduras were re-elected as President, Vice-President and Secretary, respectively. Ines Gomes from Argentina was elected treasurer, while Gerardo Corrales from Costa Rica, Alfredo Inciarte from Uruguay, Fred Asprilla from Colombia and Leonardo Morales from Venezuela, were elected as Advisers.


FISU America President Alim Maluf Neto with FISU Vice President Luciano Cabral at the General AssemblyAlim Maluf Neto said his re-election gave him the feeling of duty fulfilled in the past four years, but also of great responsibility for the next four years.


“I now have a much greater responsibility to follow this development of FISU America, in our continent, and to further strengthen the global university sports movement,” he said.


The FISU America Assembly was also attended by Carlos César Drobiniche Lombardi, General Coordinator for Sport and Education and representative of the Ministry of Citizenship. Lombardi stressed that the dialogue between CBDU, FISU America and the Brazilian Ministry of Citizenship is an important one.


“We understand that sport is an integral educational tool in the training of people,” he said. “College sports come just after high school and we think the continuity is important. We intend to be present at university sports events together with CBDU.”


In addition to Brazil, 16 countries were present at the FISU America General Assembly: Honduras, Argentina, Barbados, Dominican Republic, Canada, Uruguay, Costa Rica, Chile, Paraguay, USA, Colombia, Bolivia, Venezuela, Mexico, Peru and Jamaica.