Lima Considered Favourite to Host 2019 Pan American Games

October 9, 2013

The host city of the 2019 Pan American and Panpan Games is to be named at the Pan American Sports Organisation (PASO) General Assembly, which begins in Toronto tomorrow. The four cities aiming to host the Games are La Punta (Argentina), Santiago (Chile), Lima (Peru) and Ciudad Bolivar (Venezuela).  

The decision will be announced at 6pm local time on Friday 11 October, and Lima are believed to be leading the race. 

A high-level delegation representing the Peruvian city will be in Toronto, including Prime Minister Juan Jimenez Mayor.

José Quiñones, President of the Peruvian National Olympic Committee, said: “We are very committed to sport. “Over the years we have shown our hosting capacity by organising a series of high-profile sporting events and conferences such as the [International Olympic Committee] IOC’s Sport for All conference, the Youth South American Games, the Bolivarian Games and several World Junior Championships including weightlifting, volleyball and swimming. 

“We want to continue welcoming the international sport world with open arms and we hope that the PASO family will continue to support our efforts to become a new major destination for international sport.”