the athletes and leaders from all America:
It is a true privilege to give to you all the welcome to the III
Pan-American Deaf Games Buenos Aires 2003.
It has been a long way to arrive here and it has surely also been
a great effort for all, but we have the pride to know that with
this event we are entering in the history, and along with many
countries and athletes we are strengthening the union of all America.
In a moment in which hate and violence seem to reign, we will
demonstrate that in peace and fraternity we can build a better
In the sport plane, we guarantee security and transparency in
the development of these Games, for all to have the tranquility
to reach to the Competition with equality of opportunities. We
have work teams prepared to assist your necessities and to make
you feel as in your own homes, because that is our main concern.
My best wishes for you all for the Competition and I wait fervently
you’re your demurrage here, in Buenos Aires, be really unforgettable.
We commit to that.
Finally, I thank to you all from the deepest of my heart to participate
of these III Pan-American Deaf Games. I know that it has not been
easy and that it has demanded work and sacrifice to draw all the
difficulties to confront this challenge, but I am sure that, beside
the results of the Competition, we all have triumphed. And it
is a very valuable victory, much more than a medal or a cup. It
is the victory of the union and the cooperation, and to share
this is the best prize we could get.
Once again, thank you, and enjoy the sport!
Horacio Daniel Aleva