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PANAM SPORTS TO OFFER 4,000 VACCINES TO ATHLETES AND OFFICIALS TRAVELING TO TOKYO

Thanks to an important agreement with the University of Miami and the Consulate of Mexico, the Pan American Sports Organization will offer vaccination to all qualified athletes and accredited officials who have not yet been inoculated against Covid-19.

Panam Sports will pay for the airfare for those who decide to get vaccinated in Miami, United States. This offer is also open to athletes who have qualified for the Cali 2021 Junior Pan American Games.

SANTIAGO, CHILE (May 18, 2021) — Panam Sports has reached an important agreement with the University of Miami and the Mexican Consulate in Miami to receive 4,000 vaccines that will be used to help ensure the health of the athletes and officials who will participate in the Tokyo Olympic Games this July, as well as the entirety of the Pan American Family.

“We know that in many of our countries throughout the continent it is very difficult to receive the Covid-19 vaccine. Therefore, we have made a significant effort to reach this outstanding agreement that will help all of the athletes who have not had the chance to become inoculated. Now these athletes have the opportunity to receive the Johnson & Johnson vaccine in the United States, and thus travel with better protection to compete at the Tokyo Olympics,” said Panam Sports President, Neven Ilic.

“I want to offer my greatest appreciation to the University of Miami, the Mexican Consulate in Miami, and our Executive Committee member, Jimena Saldaña. They all helped us achieve our goal of vaccinating the athletes and officials who will participate in Tokyo, as well as those who will be in Cali this November,” Ilic added.

Panam Sports has already sent an official document to all the National Olympic Committees to inform them of this great opportunity. The organization will cover the cost of the air tickets for those who travel to Miami to receive their vaccines.

The NOCs must send their request listing the athletes and officials they wish to be vaccinated as soon as possible so they can be inoculated at least 30 days before entering Japan.