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Mr Melitón SÁNCHEZ RIVAS

Mr Melitón SÁNCHEZ RIVAS

Melitón SÁNCHEZ RIVAS
Entry in the IOC 1998
Country PAN (Panama)
Born 08 November 1934
Education
Certified Public Accountant

Career
Founder and General Manager of accounting/consultor firm Sánchez Rivas & Associates; Accounting Director of Import/Export Company Sánchez Rivas & Associates; Accounting Director of Venpana, S.A. (Intl. Bank at Colon Free Zone); Controller and Accounting Director of Grupo Biskayna, S.A.; international accounting services Consultant

Sports practised
Baseball, softball

Sports administration
Organiser of B2B Softball Leagues (1965-1975); Director of Baseball and Softball Leagues (1965-1975); Treasurer (1972-1980), President (1982-2007), then Honorary President for Life (2007-) of the Panamanian National Olympic Committee; President of Panamanian Softball Federation (1972-2010); Chef de Mission at the: Games of the XX Olympiad in 1972 in Munich, Games of the XXI Olympiad in 1976 in Montreal, Central American and Caribbean Games in 1974 in Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic), in 1978 in Medellín (Colombia), in 1982 in Havana (Cuba), Pan-American Games in 1975 in Mexico City (Mexico), in 1979 in San Juan (Puerto Rico); President of Central American and Caribbean Softball Confederation (CONCACAS) (1981-1988); Vice-President for Latin America (1984-2000), then Executive Board Member (2000-) of the International Softball Federation (ISF); President, then Treasurer (1990-2008) of Bolivarian Sports Organisation (ODEBO) (1986-1990); treasurer (1988-1998), then Executive Board Member (1998-2008) of Pan-American Sports Organisation (PASO); President of the Panamanian Olympic Academy (1996-2008); President of Central American Sports Organisation (ORDECA) (2001-2010)

Awards and distinctions
Trophee “Mártires de Barbado” from the State Council of the Cuban Republic; Order of Merit: Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC), PASO & ORDECA; elected to the Hall of Fame of the International Softball Federation (ISF) (1991); Keys to the cities of Caracas (Venezuela), Cochabamba (Bolivia) et Panama City (Panama); Order of Merit, Guatemala National Olympic Committee

IOC History
Member of the following Commissions: Women and Sport (2002-), Culture and Olympic Education (2006-)