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Centroamericano de Comités Paralímpicos meets for third time

People sitting around table Consejo Centroamericano de Comités Paralímpicos meeting in Managua, Nicaragua. Image credit: Comité Paralímpico Hondureño

Earlier this week, the Centroamericano de Comités Paralímpicos met for the third time in its history in Managua, Nicaragua.  Countries with representatives at the meeting included Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador, Panama, Costa Rica, and Guatemala.

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On of the items for discussion was the El Salvador hosted Torneo de Atletismo Paralímpico scheduled to take place from June 18 – 20 at the Estadio Nacional Jorge Magico Gonzalez.  The competition is a qualifying for the 2015 Parapan American Games in Toronto later in the year.

 

Centroamericano de Comités Paralímpicos was created last year, and had their first meeting in Managua in June with the presidents of the regional National Paralympic Committees to draft statues and bylaws for the new organization.  The purpose of the organization was to create more regular opportunities for sporting contacts regionally.

Laura Hale
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Laura Hale is a sport journalist, specializing in Paralympic and disability sport news. Prior to helping found ParaSport-News, she spent two and a half years working as a journalist on Wikinews, a citizen journalism site. As a journalist, she has covered the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, the 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in La Molina, the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, and a number of other sporting events. She has additional experience with Paralympic sport having worked as a Wikipedian in Residence for the Australian and Spanish Paralympic Committees.

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