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Pan-American Cycling Confederation Holds Top Meeting in Havana

HAVANA, Cuba, Jan 11 (ACN) Havana will host the General Assembly of the Pan-American Cycling Confederation (COPACI) on Saturday with the participation of delegates from different countries.

The event, to take place at Palco Hotel in the western section of the city, will be headed by the president of the International Cyclist Union Pat McQuaid.

Participants will consider a report on major achievements and shortcomings in the cycling sector in 2012, which will be submitted to the Assembly by Confederation president Manuel Pelaez, according to a news release by that sports entity.

During the Assembly, the members of different cycling federations of the region will elect the confederation's Executive Committee for the 2013-2017 period. They will also elect the vice-presidents for the Caribbean, North, Central and South America, and a member of the Board of Directors of the International Cycling Union.

The Assembly will also choose nine representatives of the continent to the International Cycling Union Congress, to be held in September.

The Cuban delegates to the event will be joined by those from Argentina, Aruba, Belize, Barbados, Bermudas, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Chile, Ecuador, the United States, Grenada, Guatemala, Honduras, the US Virgin Islands, Jamaica and Mexico.

The meeting will also count on the participation of executives from different countries of the region.
The Pan-American Cycling Confederation was created in 1922 in Montevideo, Uruguay under the name of American Confederation and at present it is made up of 40 national federations.

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