2023 Pan American Games

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XIX Pan American Games
2023 Pan American Games logo.svg
Host citySantiago, Chile
MottoFollow Your Passion
Spanish: Sigue Tu Pasión
Events33 sports
OpeningOctober 20
ClosingNovember 5
StadiumEstadio Nacional Julio Martínez Prádanos
2019 Lima 2027 TBD

The 2023 Pan American Games, officially the XIX Pan American Games, will be the 19th edition of the Pan American Games and an international multi-sport event scheduled to be held from October 20 to November 5, 2023 in Santiago, Chile.[1]

Bidding process[edit]

Two bids were submitted for the 2023 Pan American Games. Santiago, Chile and Buenos Aires, Argentina both submitted bids, but Buenos Aires withdrew their bid in April 2017, leaving Santiago as the sole candidate.[2][3][4][5]

Host city election[edit]

Santiago was unanimously elected as the host city at the ANOC General Assembly in Prague on November 4, 2017. This will mark the first time Chile hosts the Pan American Games. Santiago was initially awarded the right to host the 1975 and later 1987 Pan American Games, but withdrew as host both times due to financial and political problems. Most recently, Santiago was a candidate for the 2019 Pan American Games but lost to Lima.[1]

2023 Pan American Games bidding results
City NOC name Votes
Santiago Chile Chile Unanimous



The official emblem was unveiled on July 17, 2019, at the Centro de Alto Rendimiento CAR. The emblem was designed by Consultora b2o.


The mascot will be launched in 2021.


The slogan was unveiled the same day as the emblem. The slogan of the games is "Follow Your Passion" (Spanish: "Sigue tu pasión").


According to the official bidding report published in late 2017, the 2023 Pan American Games program was scheduled to feature 39 sports.[6] In March 2020, basque pelota, bodybuilding, bowling, squash and racquetball were dropped to the sports program, while skateboarding was added.[7]

Numbers in parentheses indicate the number of medal events to be contested in each sport/discipline.


The Games[edit]

Participating National Olympic Committees[edit]

All 41 nations who are members of the Pan American Sports Organization are expected to compete.

A map of all 41 participating nations
Participating National Olympic Committees

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Santiago confirmed as host of 2023 Pan American Games".
  2. ^ "Santiago and Buenos Aires Will Compete To Host 2023 Pan American Games". February 8, 2017.
  3. ^ "Presidente del COCH: Chile debe postular de inmediato a los Juegos Panamericanos 2023". ADN.
  4. ^ "Buenos Aires se postulará para organizar los Juegos Panamericanos 2023 y podría ser la única candidata". January 27, 2017.
  5. ^ "Santiago virtual sede de los Panamericanos del 2023 tras la baja de Buenos Aires". AS Chile. April 21, 2017.
  6. ^ "Revista Santiago 2023 Ciudad Candidata" [Santiago 2023 Candidate City Magazine]. Santiago 2023 (in Spanish). 2017. Retrieved August 21, 2018.
  7. ^ Morgan, Liam (March 6, 2020). "Panam Sports leaves door open for additional sports after confirming 33 for Santiago 2023". Insidethegames.biz. Dunsar Media. Retrieved June 14, 2020.

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Preceded by
XIX Pan American Games

Succeeded by