On 29th April, the President of the FIPV was invited to Montevideo by Dr. Julio Maglione, President of the PASO, member of the IOC, President of the FINA and of the Uruguayan Olympic Committee, to discuss issues relating to the formal participation of the Basque Pelota in the Pan American Games in Lima in 2019.
The President of the FIPV, accompanied by Marcello Filipeli, President of the Pan American Confederation of Pelota, expressed his gratitude for the permanent support given by the President of the PASO both to our sport as to the FIPV. They also discussed about facilities, modalities and sports calendar.
Taking advantage of being at the Eastern Republic of Uruguay, the President met Marcello Filipeli to deal with issues relating to the Pan American Confederation and the Uruguayan Federation. It was agreed that on the third week of May, Xavier Cazaubon will return to Montevideo. He will visit the Mayor of Colonia and the Club of Mercedes accompanied by Marcello Filipeli.
Finally, on 30th of April, the President met Fernando Cáceres, Minister of Sports. Besides improving the infraestructures in Uruguay, the minister confirmed his desire to receive international competitions of the FIPV and to develop the Frontball. A new working appointment was agreed for the third week of May, both with the Minister Cáceres and with the President of the PASO.