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Fina president set to take reins at PASO

International Aquatics Federation (Fina) president Julio César Maglione is set to assume interim leadership of the Pan American Sports Organisation (PASO) after being nominated to replace the late Mario Vázquez Raña by the body’s executive committee.

Subject to confirmation at PASO’s extraordinary general assembly in Miami on April 10-11, Maglione will serve out the remainder of Vázquez Raña’s term in office with presidential elections due after the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

Influential former International Olympic Committee (IOC) member Vazquez Rana died at the age of 82 last month. An IOC member from 1991 to 2012, Vazquez Rana was chairman of the PASO from 1975 until his death.

Maglione is also president of the Uruguayan Olympic Committee and has served as an IOC member since 1996. The 79-year-old was re-elected for a second four-year term as Fina president in July 2013.