AIPS America set to make formal request for Colombia to host AIPS Congress

Por AIPS América

28 de noviembre de 2023


AIPS America President Carlos Julio Castellanos opens the gala night celebrating the 40 years of the entity in the auditorium of the Neomundo Convention and Events Centre in Bucaramanga, Colombia

Orlando Russian Diaz – Accord Member


BUCARAMANGA, November 26, 2023 – The curtain has fallen on the Summit of Sports Journalists of America but AIPS America, the entity that brings together the continent’s sports journalists, will continue to consolidate its position as one of the most active affiliates of this decade. The president, Carlos Julio Castellanos, made this declaration during the celebration of the 40 years of AIPS America, formerly Fepeda, as part of the Summit that took place in Bucaramanga from November 23-24.

In the front row (L-R) the president of Acord Colombia, Fáiver Hoyos; the journalist Juan Manuel González honoured with the Abelardo Raidi award, for ‘A Lifetime in Sports Journalism’; the secretary of AIPS America, the Venezuelan Luis Vargas and Carlos Julio Castellanos, president. In the second row, Estewil Quedada, member of the entity’s ethics commission; Julio Cesar Campos, secretary of Acord Colombia; the Bolivian Fernando Nurnberg, vice president for South America and the Nicaraguan Moisés Ávalos, first vice president.

COLOMBIA INTENDS TO HOST AIPS CONGRESS With the endorsement of Acord Colombia, supported by its own president Fáiver Hoyos, Colombia will bid to host the 2026 global AIPS Congress where representatives from at least 120 countries are expected, which would set a historic record for such events in the country. The city being put forward to organise the Congress Cartagena, with the Convention Centre as a place for deliberations.

The formal request will be raised next year during the Congress that is part of the celebration of AIPS centenary in Santa Susanna, Spain. This initiative was applauded by the members of the executive committee of AIPS America, who met in Bucaramanga.

AIPS America EC Meeting in Bucaramanga.

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