Lee Lopez re-elected as ACODEPA president


LIMA, Peru (May 20) -- Francisco Lee LOPEZ was re-elected as the President of the Pan-American Association of Sports Confederations (ACODEPA) on Saturday for a new four-year term.

Lee Lopez will also be on the Executive Committee of Panam Sports which is the leading sports organization in the Americas, promoting and protecting the values of sports and the rights of athletes across the continent. Lee López's presence on the executive committee of this organization is a demonstration of his commitment to sports and athletes in the region.

"Thank you very much for your trust and support, without which I would not be in this important position in sports in America. As always, Yuri Maier's work has been fundamental to the success of my administration," said Lee López.

In addition, Yuri MAIER, currently United World Wrestling's Sports & Development Officer, has been appointed as Sports Director for ACODEPA and a Panam Sports Technical Commission Member for the term 2023-2027.


Lise Legrand, former world champion, elected CNOSF board member

By United World Wrestling Press

PARIS (September 15) -- Lise LEGRAND (FRA), a former world champion and Olympic bronze medalist, has joined the Board of Directors of the French National Olympic and Sports Committee (CNOSF).

The 47-year-old former wrestler was an Olympic bronze medalist in the 63kg weight class at the 2004 Athens Olympics, the first Games in which women's wrestling featured. She finished fifth at the 2008 Games in Beijing.

Apart from the Olympic medal, Legrand, vice-president of the French Federation of Wrestling, is also a two-time World champion, winning gold in 1995 and 1997. She has two more medals from the World Championships, silver in 2002 and bronze in 1996.

In the European Championships, Legrand is a four-time gold medalist, two-time silver medalist and a four-time bronze medalist.

United World Wrestling congratulates Legrand for her appointment.