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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 Sanchez Rivas & Associates; Accounting Director of Import/Export Company Sanchez 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, Panamanian Olympic Committee (1972-1980), then President (1982-2007), then Honorary President for Life (2007-); President of Panamanian Softball Federation (1972-2010); Chef de Mission at the Games of the XX Olympiad in Munich (Germany) (1972); Chef de Mission at the Central American & Caribbean Games in Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) (1974); Chef de Mission at the Pan-American Games in Mexico City (Mexico) (1975); Chef de Mission at the Games of the XXI Olympiad in Montreal (Canada) (1976); Chef de Mission at the Central American & Caribbean Games in Medellin (Colombia) (1978); Chef de Mission at the Pan-American Games in San Juan (Puerto Rico) (1979); President of Central American & Caribbean Softball Confederation (CONCACAS) (1981-1988); Chef de Mission at the Central American & Caribbean Games in Havana (Cuba) (1982); Vice-President for Latin America of the International Softball Federation (1984-2000), then Executive Board Member (2000-); President of Bolivarian Sports Organisation (ODEBO) (1986-1990), then Treasurer (1990-2008); treasurer of Pan American Sports Organization (PASO) (1988-1998), then Executive Board Member (1998-2008); President of the Panamanian Olympic Academy (1996-2008); President of Central American Sports Organisation (ORDECA) (2001-2010)

Awards and distinctions
Distinción “Mártires de Barbado” del Consejo de Estado de la República de Cuba; Orden al Mérito: 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 NOC

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