After Barranquilla was unable to host the 2027 Pan American Games, the city of Lima once again asked to host this great sporting event. His motion was supported this Thursday, January 18th by the President of the Republic, Dina Boluarte. The President announced the designation of the Peruvian capital as the headquarters during the anniversary ceremony of the city of Lima.
What did Dina Boluarte say about the 2027 Pan American Games?
“I have sent a message to the President of the Pan American Sports Organization expressing the support and approval of the Government of Peru to officially nominate Lima as the host city of the Pan American Games in 2027,” said the Head of State at the ceremonial session of the 489th . Anniversary of the City of Kings,
“We are committed to ensuring the financing of all costs related to the Pan American Games project and also to respect the Panam Sports statutes and the other agreements. In doing so, we show that Peru is capable of organizing major world events. We have a first-class sports infrastructure, we have experience and, above all, the strong will of the government and institutions to put Lima and our country in the world spotlight,” he added.
What did the Peruvian Olympic Committee say about Lima's candidacy?
Following the statements of the ruler Dina Boluarte, the President of the Peruvian Olympic Committee (COP), Renzo Manyar, expressed excitement about the news, saying that it is an important step towards further promoting sports in our country.
“It is a very important day for Peruvian sports (due to) the government's support for the bid to host the 2027 Pan American and Parapan American Games in Lima. The state is at the forefront of hope for the national sport and beyond “more than 33 million Peruvians who praise the successes of our athletes in every international competition,” he said.
Why did Barranquilla lose the venue for the 2027 Pan American Games?
Two weeks ago, Panama Sports released a statement annulling the choice of Barranquilla as the new venue for the competition due to “numerous breaches of contract” by the coffee-growing country’s authorities.
The contract in question included paying $4 million for the “right to organize” the Pan American Games and another $4 million for “the granting of media rights.” Since these obligations could not be met, it was decided to relocate the headquarters.