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Panamerican Congress - Guayaquil Ecuador 5th October  2023

The 15th Pan-American Congress entitled 'El deporte es más que ganar o perder' began on Thursday, 5 October at the 'Oro Verde' hotel, in the presence of more than 100 delegates.

It was an excellent opportunity to strengthen the excellent relations of collaboration between the members of the Panathletic movement of Europe and America, but also to deepen current topics of the world of sport and to agree on further actions to guide the growth of Panathlon International.

The Congress program included a series of talks by experts in the field, covering a wide range of topics related to Olympism and the Panathletic movement. 

The Panathletic Congress in Guayaquil was a successful event, with the participation of numerous foreign and local representatives, including President Zappelli and International Board members.

The organisers arranged a series of social, cultural and artistic activities, as well as tourist visits, to make the participants' experience even richer.

click here for the Photogallery

click here to read the program of the Congress

click here for final conclusions

PI institutional meetings - Meeting of the district presidents' committee


The PI institutional meetings continued: on 4 October, the District Presidents' Committee meeting was held at the Bankers Club. All district presidents or delegates were present, with only District President Austria Joseph Muller and Treasurer Stefano Giulieri remotely connected. The meeting was opened by International President Pierre Zappelli who, after thanking Ecuador District President Luis Danilo Carrera for the organisation and welcome, congratulated him on the large attendance and participation and explained the IB's decision to set up the Ethics Commission for the adoption of a code of ethics to be approved at the General Assembly. He then passed the floor to Secretary General Simona Callo for an update on the activities of the General Secretariat, who welcomed the new President of the Argentine District Jorge Minuto. Then IB member Luis Moreno took the floor to explain the development of the Plan de Desarollo, followed by Treasurer Stefano Giulieri to discuss the organisation of the District Presidents Committee meetings with a view to saving management and finding resources. The District Presidents, after a summary discussion of all the activity reports, drew up a final document that was submitted to the international board that joined the committee and will be available in the coming days. 




International board and signing of a MoU with ODEBO 

The first side engagements for the work of the Pan-American Congress in Guayaquil, to be held on 5/6 October, began. Upon the arrival of the international board members on 2 October at the Oro Verde Hotel, a ceremony took place to sign the collaboration agreement with ODEBO, the South American organisation for the Bolivarian Games. With this agreement, which is the first in South America, a new project of participation of South American clubs in the Bolivarian Games, which take place in seven South American countries, and the awarding of a Fair Play prize is born. ODEBO President Balthazar Medina - Colombian - and President Pierre Zappelli in the presence of the International Board signed this important collaboration agreement.

In the evening, the delegates present were invited by the President of the District of Ecuador Danilo Carrera and Guayaquil Club President Caesar Polit to a cocktail party that took place on the terrace of the Guayaquil bench with a view of the extensive city that lies on the junction of several rivers.

The following day, 3 October, a meeting of the International Board took place with Past President Giacomo Santini, Treasurer Stefano Giulieri and Board of Auditors member Marino Albani.


Among the various items on the agenda, there was a discussion on the Savings Commission and the hypothesis of finding resources. The International Board then gladly approved the constitution of the new Argentina District and approved the document, prepared by the working group, for the establishment of a PI ethics commission and a code of ethics to be approved at the General Assembly in Agrigento. It also noted with pleasure the continuation of the Erasmus Sport Against Match Fixing (SAMF) project and the appointment of three PI ambassadors to disseminate the results of this project. 

The institutional meetings continue on 4 October with the District Presidents' Committee where the topics discussed will be taken up again.

At the end of the proceedings, the International Board was received by the governor of the province of Guayas, Francesco Tabacchi, and then attended the inauguration of the glories of Ecuadorian sport.


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Wednesday, 10 August 2022 08:18

Events 15 - 16 September 2022

Dear friends,

Please find below the link to access the REGISTRATION FORM for the events to be held in Rome (you can choose either the Italian or English version in the drop-down menu at the top right):


  • 15th September from 3.00 p.m. to 6.00 p.m.: Round Table entitled "The Effects of Conflicts and Politics on Sport" (translation in Italian-English-French and transmission via streaming) at the Aula Magna of the G. Onesti Olympic Preparation Centre. Onesti - Acqua Acetosa
  • 16th September at 3.00 p.m.: Flambeau d'Or in memory of Antonio Spallino to Thomas Bach - IOC President, at the CONI Hall of Honour

Conclusions of the 13th Pan-American Congress

Buenos Aires 3-5 October 2019


The role of Panathlon in the new millennium was the focus of the 13th Pan-American Congress held in Buenos Aires from 3 to 5 October.

The importance of Panathlon's role in supporting the development of sport through the promotion of cultural and moral values was discussed in the presence of the highest panathletic authorities and several Italian and European delegations


Click here to read the Congress Conclusions in original language



The works of the 13th Pan-American Congress began on Thursday 3rd October, 2019 in Buenos Aires.

International President Pierre Zappelli attended the event together with IB Member Delegate for America José Pilar Sanchez Gonzales, the Presidents of the South American Districts, Mr. Leno Chisci representing the Italian District and many Italian and European Delegations.


Realização do CONGRESSO CIENTIFICO E CULTURAL DO PANATHLON BRASIL, a ser realizado pelo PANATHLON CLUB JAU, no período de 5 a 7 de setembro de 2019. 

Esta iniciativa poderá ser um marco para que os demais Distritos possam realizar neste mesmo formato, ou em um formato definido pela Comissão do Panathlon Internacional

Published in News from Districts

15º Congresso Distrito Brasil e 26ª Assembleia Nacional

14 a 16 de março de 2019

Local – faculdade anhanguera de taubaté

Rua dr. José olegário de barros, 46/58 – vila nossa senhora das graças – taubaté



Published in News from Districts
Friday, 26 October 2018 12:31

CSIT Congress in Tortosa

International President Pierre Zappelli participates in the 40th CSIT International Congress (World Confederation of Amateur Sports), which takes place in Tortosa (Spain) from 23 to 27 October.

On this occasion, the President will be able to illustrate the latest actions carried out by Panathlon International and, at the same time, to present a project for a more intense collaboration between the two associations.

This issue was discussed at the meeting between President Zappelli and President Molea, which took place in Rome on 13 September: strengthening cohesion and implementing programmes that could disseminate shared values.

In this regard it should be recalled that there is a collaboration protocol between PI and CSIT signed in 2105 by President Santini. 

The first goal is to be present at the next CSIT World Games which will take place in Tortosa in July 2019 with a Panathlon Prize. 


Panathlon International

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