Lima lands 2027 Pan American Games


Lima to host Pan American Games 2027 Image: Estadio Nacional del Perú, Sichuancay, CC BY-SA 4.0

Lima (Peru) will host the Pan American Games in 2027, the organising body Panam Sports has confirmed.

The competition to host the event was won by the Peruvian capital following a vote that ruled out Paraguayan capital Asuncion’s bid.

Reuters said the decision comes after both cities announced their bids last month in the wake of Colombia’s Barranquilla being stripped of hosting rights for failing to meet contractual obligations.

Both cities gave a 40-minute presentation to the Assembly led by the Presidents of the Olympic Committees of Peru and Paraguay, Renzo Manyari and Camilo Perez, respectively.

Their presentations featured videos and messages from top government leaders before they submitted to questions from the participating member countries.

The 2027 Pan American Games, officially the XX Pan American Games, is a forthcoming international multisport event scheduled to be held in Barranquilla, Colombia.

The Peruvian capital was chosen by 28 votes out of 52 to host the Pan American Games for the second time after 2019.

The previous edition of the Pan American Games was held last year in Santiago, Chile.

PanAm Sports represents the 41 National Olympic Committees of the American continent.

The President of Panam Sports, Neven Ilic, said, “I want to highlight the transparency of the process and the brotherhood of both nations that competed healthily for the right to host the 2027 Pan American Games. I want to congratulate Lima, all of Peru and the President of the Peruvian Olympic Committee, Renzo Manyari, for this tremendous achievement.

“A few years ago, they shook an entire continent with excitement and today, with more experience and spectacular infrastructure, they want to repeat or improve the success achieved in 2019.

“I also take this opportunity to congratulate Paraguay and its NOC President Camilo Perez. They are doing a great job with Paraguayan sport and their athletes, so my call is for them to continue growing and developing. They have a tremendous challenge ahead of them with the Junior Pan American Games in 2025, where I am sure they will be a great host for the entire continent.”

The President of the Peruvian Olympic Committee, Renzo Manyari, added, “We are happy for this triumph. We will work to make everyone’s experience the best they have ever had, and they have the absolute devotion of more than 33 million Peruvians. Thanks for trusting us. Thanks also to President Dina Boluarte and her unrestricted support for this candidacy. “Together We Win!”

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