2019 Pan American Games
Logo of the 2019 Pan American Games
|Motto||Let's All Play|
|Athletes participating||6690 quota limit|
|Events||424 in 39 sports|
|Opening ceremony||July 26|
|Closing ceremony||August 11|
|Main venue||Estadio Nacional de Lima|
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The 2019 Pan American Games, officially the XVIII Pan American Games or the 18th Pan American Games, will be a major international multi-sport event that is scheduled to be celebrated in the tradition of the Pan American Games, as governed by Pan American Sports Organization (PASO). The games are scheduled to be held from July 26 to August 11, 2019, in Lima, Peru. preliminary rounds in certain events are scheduled to begin a day before on July 25, 2019. These will be the first Pan American Games held in Peru, becoming the largest sporting event hosted by the country. The Games were held at venues in Lima and other municipalities in the surrounding region. The Pan American Games and 2019 Parapan American Games are being organized by the Organizing Committee of the Lima 2019 Pan American and Parapan American Games (COPAL).
A total of four bids were submitted for the 2019 Pan American Games, and they were officially announced on February 1, 2013. These were Lima in Peru, Santiago in Chile, Ciudad Bolívar in Venezuela and La Punta in Argentina. Lima bid for the games for the second consecutive time after losing to Toronto for the 2015 edition of the games. Santiago had won the rights to stage the 1975 and 1987 Pan American Games but withdrew both times before hosting. The other two cities bid for the games for the first time. Lima was elected as the host city on October 11, 2013 where PASO members gathered in Toronto, Ontario, Canada to elect the host city. The city was considered the favourite to win the rights to host throughout the contest.
|2019 Pan American Games bidding results|
Development and preparation
The events will be held in various Lima districts and neighboring cities, with most of them concentrated in the clusters of VIDENA (a complex in the San Luis District), Pan American Park (Villa María del Triunfo), the Sports Village of Callao, and a sports complex in Costa Verde.
The total budget is estimated at US$1.2 billion, with $470 million in sports infrastructure, $180 million building the Pan American Village, $430 spent in organization, and $106 for other expenses.
9,500 athletes and team officials will be accommodated in a complex with 1,700 units in Villa El Salvador.
The torch is to be sent from Mexico to Lima by sailboat, and the torch relay will start in Machu Picchu. The torch will tour through 23 cities over 23 days and will cover 5,500 kilometers en route to the Peru National Stadium in Lima on July 26, 2019 for the Opening Ceremony. The planned cities include: Machu Picchu, Ollantaytambo, Cusco, Puno, Lake Titicaca, Arequipa, Camana, Nazca, Ica, Ayacucho, Huancavelica, Cerro de Pasco, Huanuco, Tocache, Tarapoto, Bagua Grande, Piura, Cajamarca, Trujillo and Huaraz.
The opening ceremony of the games is scheduled to take place on July 26, 2019 and the closing ceremony is scheduled to take place on August 11, 2019.
The sports program for the 18th edition of the games has had many changes from four years prior. The first, is the introduction of three new sports: basque pelota (dropped from the last games in 2015) and surfing. In November 2016, it was announced bodybuilding would be the 39th sport on the sports program. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced additional sports that were added to the 2020 Summer Olympics, the only two that were not on the Pan American Games sports program was skateboarding and sport climbing. Only the former was added as sport climbing did not have the required number of national federations on the continent. Skateboarding will be considered as a discipline of roller sports. Also included in this was the addition of kata events in karate which were not on the Pan American Games program, but were added onto the program.
In 2016, the IOC made several changes to its sports program, which were subsequently implemented for these games. Included in this is: 4 × 100 m mixed medley relay, the 800 m event for men and 1,500 m for women in swimming, 3x3 basketball, BMX freestyle park, the addition of two boxing events for women, madison in track cycling for men and women, the transfer of three men's events to mixed team events in shooting, the addition of a table tennis mixed doubles event, an archery mixed team event and the inclusion of the triathlon mixed relay. There has also been a reduction of one men's weightlifting event. This also meant, the reduction of canoeing events in both slalom and sprint from 2015, with each discipline dropping a men's event. Both disciplines will now be both gender neutral.
Other sports on the program have seen changes to their programs, that are unique to the event (and not because they were added to the 2020 Summer Olympics. In aquatics, there has been the addition of the 1m springboard events in diving. In archery: individual and mixed team compound events. In modern pentathlon, men's, women's and mixed relay were added. Sailing sees the debut of two new events: Nacra 17 and kiteboarding which are replacing the Hobie 16 and J/24 events. In Squash the mixed doubles has been added and in water skiing the women's wakeboard event has also been added. Finally, in taekwondo poomsae events have been added. Other changes include the addition of the women's 50 km walk event in athletics and the addition of extreme canoe slalom events for both men and women in the kayak discipline. Doubles events for each gender in table tennis has also been added. In total 423 events in 39 sports are scheduled to be contested. This is an increase of 60 events from 2015. The 424 events also represents the largest amount of medal events held at a single edition of the Pan American Games.
The only event dropped from the prior games is women's baseball, which was only added for the first time four years prior.
Numbers in parentheses indicate the number of medal events to be contested in each sport/discipline.
- Archery (8) ( )
- Athletics (48) ( )
- Badminton (5) ( )
- Baseball (1) ( )
- Basketball (4) ( )
- Basque pelota (10) ( )
- Bodybuilding (2) ( )
- Bowling (4) ( )
- Boxing (15) ( )
- Canoeing ( )
- Cycling ( )
- Equestrian ( )
- Fencing (12) ( )
- Field hockey (2) ( )
- Football (2) ( )
- Golf (3) ( )
- Gymnastics ( )
- Handball (2) ( )
- Judo (14) ( )
- Karate (14) ( )
- Modern pentathlon (5) ( )
- Racquetball (6) ( )
- Roller sports ( )
- Rowing (14) ( )
- Rugby sevens (2) ( )
- Sailing (10) ( )
- Shooting (15) ( )
- Softball (2) ( )
- Squash (7) ( )
- Surfing (8) ( )
- Table tennis (7) ( )
- Taekwondo (12) ( )
- Tennis (5) ( )
- Triathlon (3) ( )
- Water skiing (10) ( )
- Weightlifting (14) ( )
- Wrestling ( )
|OC||Opening ceremony||●||Event competitions||1||Event finals||CC||Closing ceremony|
|Ceremonies (opening / closing)||OC||CC||N/A|
|Open water swimming||2||2|
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.
In June 2017, after over a thousand submissions, the organising committee revealed the final three in the running to be the mascot of the games. The final three designs were: Milco, which was influenced by Cuchimilco sculptures; a flower named Amantis; and Wayqi, a leaf-toed gecko. In July 2017, it was announced Milco was the winner of the contest, receiving 45% of the vote. There was approximately 44,154 votes cast in the contest, the most ever for a mascot competition for the Pan American Games. The winning designer of the competition was awarded 15,000 Peruvian sol (or approximately $4,600 USD). Milco's body is orange and the colour of his short is red, representing the Peruvian flag.
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