ABOUT LIMA 2019
The Lima 2019 Pan American Games is the largest event in the history of Peru and will gather 6,680 athletes from 41 countries and delegations from the Americas. The Games will include 39 sports and 61 disciplines, in which athletes will compete for gold, silver and bronze medals. 22 disciplines will be qualifiers for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
There will be 17 days of competitions and ceremonies, from July 26 – August 11, 2019, which will take place in 14 districts of Lima and Callao at various venues like VIDENA, Villa María Sports Center, Callao Regional Village, Villa El Salvador Sports Center, Punta Rocas, among others.
The Parapan American Games will set a new standard for accessibility and inclusivity in Peru and will gather 1,890 Para athletes from 33 countries, participating in 17 sports and 18 disciplines. Competitions will take place from August 23 – September 1, 2019. 14 sports will be qualifiers for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.
ABOUT PANAM SPORTS
Panam Sports (formerly known as Pan American Sports Organization – PASO) is the governing body of the Pan American Games and its structure and actions are defined by the Olympic Charter. Panam Sports is the leader of sports and the Olympic Movement in the Americas and encourages the sports development and supports the work of its 41 National Olympic Committees members, in order to inspire more world-class performances and the next generation of athletes across our region.
ABOUT IPC AND APC
The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) is the international governing body of the Paralympic Movement. Its objective is to organize the Summer and Winter Paralympic Games and to act as the International Federation of nine sports, in order to supervise and coordinate the World Championships and other competitions.
The Americas Paralympic Committee (APC) was established in August 1997 with the aim of creating a Para sport governing body for the Americas. Since 2007, the Parapan American Games are held in the same city as the Pan American Games.