Panam Sports President Neven Ilic has claimed the decision to keep the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima was one of the best decisions of his life, while he called for Governments to invest in the next generation of athletes.

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Panam Sports President Neven Ilic invited National Olympic Committees (NOC) to work with the organisation to resolve challenges they face, as the fourth Americas Best Practices Symposium concluded here.

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Jamaican sprint star Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Brazilian gymnast Francisco Barretto were crowned as the Best Female and Male athletes at the inaugural Panam Sports Awards here today.

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The first and only awards ceremony for sport in the Americas will take place this Friday, December 13 in Fort Lauderdale with some of the largest television and streaming networks ready to broadcast the event to the world.

Read more: WATCH THE PANAM SPORTS AWARDS LIVE ACROSS THE AMERICAS AND THE WORLD

T&T's Olympic box­er Nigel Paul is among four fight­ers of the elite box­ing team to have qual­i­fied for the 2019 Pan Amer­i­can Games in Li­ma, Pe­ru, in Ju­ly-Au­gust.

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