Keith Joseph has circulated a manifesto around the PASO membership here this week ©Twitter

Only one Caribbean candidate is expected to be put forward in the election to select the new President of the Pan American Sports Organization (PASO), insidethegames understands, despite there currently being three contenders from the region.

Read more: Exclusive: Three Caribbean contenders hoping to work together to secure PASO Presidency

Statute proposals were debated in full today ©ITG

Voting power of large nations within the Pan American Sports Organization (PASO) was reduced at the body's Extraordinary General Assembly here today, while a controversial proposal to drastically decrease the number of people eligible to stand for the Presidency was abandoned.

Read more: PASO voting power and election criteria changed after heated Extraordinary General Assembly

The Extraordinary General Assembly will be chaired by interim PASO President Julio Maglione ©Getty Images

Controversial proposals to change the eligibility criteria for candidates standing to become the new President of the Pan American Sports Organization (PASO), as well as the voting power of member nations, is due to be debated at an Extraordinary General Assembly starting here tomorrow.

Read more: PASO set for crunch Extraordinary General Assembly to debate new Statute proposals

Children ask the soliders for peace ©Philip Barker

Just hours before the Olympic flame is lit for Rio, 60 runners from all branches of the Greek armed forces have arrived in Ancient Olympia after a marathon "truce walk" with a message of peace.

Read more: Soldiers arrive on truce walk ahead of lighting of Olympic flame for Rio 2016

The staff at SportAccord has been cut from 21 to seven since Marius Vizer resigned as President following his speech in Sochi last year ©SportAccord

Working papers for next month’s SportAccord General Assembly seen by insidethegames show the sheer scale of the downsizing forced on the umbrella body for Olympic and non-Olympic sports, as a consequence of the devastating fall-out from the bombshell speech delivered last year in Sochi by Marius Vizer, the then SportAccord President.

Read more: Exclusive: SportAccord set to lose three-quarters of income over two years

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