2019 Pan American Games

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XVIII Pan American Games
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Host city Lima
Country Peru
Nations participating 41
Events 39 sports
Opening ceremony July 26
Closing ceremony August 11
Main venue Estadio Nacional de Lima
Website lima2019.pe
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The 2019 Pan American Games, officially the XVIII Pan American Games or the 18th Pan American Games, is a major international multi-sport event that is scheduled to be held from July 26 to August 11, 2019, in Lima, Peru.[1]

The official logo of the 2019 Pan American Games is inspired by an indigenous flower that flourished from June 24 thru September 30, called: Flower of Amancaes. The flower and its pistils represent three athletes with open arms and the three Americas, with the identity of Lima.[2]

Bidding process[edit]

A total of four bids were submitted for the 2019 Pan American Games. Lima was elected as the host city on October 11, 2013 where PASO members gathered in Toronto, Ontario, Canada to elect the host city.

2019 Pan American Games bidding results
City NOC Round 1
Lima  Peru 31
La Punta  Argentina 9
Santiago  Chile 9
Ciudad Bolívar  Venezuela 8


With the introduction of basque pelota (dropped from the last games in 2015) and surfing, the 2019 edition expands the Pan American program to 38 sports.[3] On November 17, 2016 it was announced bodybuilding and skateboarding (which is one two sports, the other being sport climbing not in the program, but of the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics), was also added to the sport program. Skateboarding will be considered as a discipline of roller sports.[4] Both sports will make their Pan American Games debut.[4]


The following venues were proposed by the games' organization.[5]

Existing venues[edit]

Venues Sports Capacity
Estadio Nacional Opening/closing ceremonies, football finals 50 000
Centro Deportivo Panamericano Athletics, Cycling, Table tennis, Baseball, Softball, Volleyball, Basketball 10 000 approx.
Paseo de la República (Vía Expresa) Road bicycle racing
Los Inkas Golf Club Golf
Club Hípico Peruano Equestrianism 2 000 approx.
Morro Solar Mountain bike
Las Palmas Air Base Shooting 2 500 approx

Other football stadia[edit]

Venues Sports Capacity
Estadio Alejandro Villanueva Football 35 000
Estadio Monumental Football 80 000

Refurbished venues[edit]

Venues Sports Capacity
Coliseo Eduardo Dibos Basketball 6 000
Chorrillos Military School Fencing, modern pentathlon
Lawn Tennis de la Exposición Tennis, Squash 15 000 approx.
Villa Deportiva del Callao Boxing, football, Taekwondo, Judo, Kung fu, Karate, Raquetball, Softball, Baseball
Centro de Convenciones María Angola Weightlifting 3 000

New buildings[edit]

Venues Sports Capacity
Gran Coliseo de Lima Volleyball and basketball finals 15 000
Centro Acuático Panamericano Aquatic sports 9 000 approx.
Polideportivo de la UNMSM Gymnastics 7 000 approx.
La Punta District Triathlon, Rowing, Canoeing, Open water swimming, Sailing 1 000 approx.
Circuito de playas de la Costa Verde North complex: Field hockey, Rugby sevens, Archery / South complex: BMX, Skating, Beach volleyball 7 000

Outside Lima[edit]

Venue Sport Capacity
Playa Punta Rocas Surfing


  1. ^ McKay, Duncan (11 October 2013). "Lima awarded 2019 Pan American and Parapan Games". Insidethegames.biz. Dunsar Media. Retrieved 23 April 2016. 
  2. ^ Shirinian, Zjan (27 July 2014). "Logo unveiled for Lima 2019 Pan American Games". Insidethegames.biz. Dunsar Media. Retrieved 23 April 2016. 
  3. ^ "ISA WELCOMES THE ADDITION OF SURFING TO THE 2019 PAN AMERICAN GAMES SPORTS PROGRAMME". International Surfing Association. Retrieved July 11, 2015. 
  4. ^ a b Butler, Nick (17 November 2016). "Bodybuilding added to Lima 2019 programme as agreement signed for event to be shown outside Americas". Insidethegames.biz. Dunsar Media. Retrieved 17 November 2016. 
  5. ^ [1]

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