It should be noted that the countdown to the Lima 2019 Pan American Games has started! This ground breaking event will take place between July 26 and August 11 of 2019.
The Lima 2019 Pan American Games, will bring approximately 6,700 athletes together, will feature 39 sports and 62 disciplines. The Pan Am Games are the second largest multi-sport event, gathering the 41 National Olympic Committees that make up PanamSports.
Lima 2019 will serve as a qualifying event to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, ensuring the participation of the main representatives of the sports disciplines that are considered qualifiers according to the sports program.
The first edition of the Pan Am Games dates from 1951 in the city of Buenos Aires (Argentina) and had the participation of 22 countries competing in 18 sports. Although the Pan Am Games have been held in a dozen countries in the Americas, it is the first time that Peru organizes an event of this importance. The Statute of the Pan American Sports Organization stipulates that the Pan Am Games must be held every four years, a mandate that has been fulfilled uninterruptedly since 1951 until now. In order to participate at these Games all countries must be represented by a National Olympic Committee (NOC) recognized by the IOC and affiliated with PanamSports.
Competing athletes must be born in the country they represent and comply with the requirements established by the PanamSports Statute and the International Federations/Pan American Confederations of each sport, if applicable.
President of Peru Martín Vizcarra has guaranteed that the Lima 2019 Pan American and Parapan American Games will be a success.
“We will make our best effort and we guarantee that the Pan American Games in 2019 will be a success,” said the Peruvian president in his message to the nation, within the framework of the 197th Anniversary of Peru’s independence.
He also stated that “we are convinced that playing sports is also a powerful tool for social change and for learning in school.
The five largest infrastructure projects for Lima 2019 are already underway: Athletes’ Village, Villa María del Triunfo, Videna, Callao and the Villa El Salvador Sports Center.
In general, 95% of construction projects will be ready by March, 2019 and they will remain as a great legacy for Peru.
The Canoe will participate with three disciplines in the Games. Canoe Sprint, Canoe Slalom and the new Extreme Canoe Slalom. Being the first continent to include this new discipline in a regional games. Athletes qualified in Canoe Slalom will be eligible to compete in Extreme Canoe Slalom.
You can have access to the Qualification System of Canoe and more information about the Canoe in the Lima 2019 at the link: http://copaconline.com/lima-2019/