Neven Ilic Takes on PASO Presidency -- Photodesk

(ATR) The PASO presidential election was held during the organization's general assembly in Punta del Este, Uruguay on April 26. 

(ATR) Neven Illic has been named the new president of the Pan American Sports Organization (PASO).

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The election was held during PASO's general assembly in Punta del Este, Uruguay on April 26.

Ilic, president of the Chile Olympic Committee, defeated fellow candidates Jose Joaquin Puello of the Dominican Republic and Carlos Nuzman of Brazil. In the second round of voting Ilic won the election 26 to 25 over Puello.

Ilic succeeds Julio Cesar Maglione, 82, who has been the interim leader for PASO since the death of former president Mario Vazquez Rana. That makes Ilic, the Chilean construction company magnate, the first president chosen in a contested election for PASO that anyone currently affiliated with the organization can remember.

For more on the PASO presidential election, click here.

On the scene coverage by ATR Editor Ed Hula, his 25th year covering PASO.

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