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LIMA WILL HOST THE 2027 PAN AMERICAN GAMES

In a close vote at the Extraordinary General Assembly, the Peruvian capital was chosen with 28 votes by the member countries of Panam Sports as the Host City of the continental event.

Tuesday, March 12, 2024.- After two intense months of candidacy, the city that will organize the 2027 Pan American Games was finally chosen today.

At 9:00 a.m. (ET) in Miami, the Extraordinary General Assembly of Panam Sports began with the official presentations of the candidate cities of Lima, Peru and Asuncion, Paraguay.

Both cities gave a 40-minute presentation to the Assembly led by the Presidents of the Olympic Committees of Peru and Paraguay, Renzo Manyari and Camilo Perez, respectively. Their presentations featured videos and messages from top government leaders before they submitted to questions from the participating member countries.

After that, a virtual vote was held, a process that was carried out by the renowned British company Lumi. After a few minutes, the President of the Panam Sports Legal Commission, Michael Chambers, handed the envelope of the winning city to the highest authority of the continental organization.

“The city that will host the 2027 Pan American Games is… Lima, Peru,” said Panam Sports President Neven Ilic.

Unrivaled joy was seen among the representatives of Lima and throughout Peru. After organizing the incredible XVIII Pan American Games in 2019, the most important multi-sport event on the continent returns to Peruvian lands in 2027.

“I want to highlight the transparency of the process and the brotherhood of both nations that competed healthily for the right to host the 2027 Pan American Games. I want to congratulate Lima, all of Peru and the President of the Peruvian Olympic Committee, Renzo Manyari, for this tremendous achievement. A few years ago, they shook an entire continent with excitement and today, with more experience and spectacular infrastructure, they want to repeat or improve the success achieved in 2019,” said the President of Panam Sports, Neven Ilic.

“I also take this opportunity to congratulate Paraguay and its NOC President Camilo Perez. They are doing a great job with Paraguayan sport and their athletes, so my call is for them to continue growing and developing. They have a tremendous challenge ahead of them with the Junior Pan American Games in 2025, where I am sure they will be a great host for the entire continent,” concluded Ilic.

“We are happy for this triumph. We will work to make everyone’s experience the best they have ever had, and they have the absolute devotion of more than 33 million Peruvians. Thanks for trusting us. Thanks also to President Dina Boluarte and her unrestricted support for this candidacy. “Together We Win!” said the President of the Peruvian Olympic Committee, Renzo Manyari.