Santiago, Chile will host the first sports championships in the Americas along with the 2023 Santiago Pan American Games
SANTIAGO, Chile, September 1, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The Global Sports Federation and Panam Sports confirm the holding of the first Pan American Sports Championships in Santiago, Chilein October 2023. The marquee event will feature world-renowned multi-genre titles and will run alongside the 19th edition of the Pan American Games.
“We are proud to partner with the visionary leadership of Panam Sports to bring our flagship event to the Americas. Our #worldconnected community is even brighter today with the news that sports athletes from the 41 delegations across “Americas will have the opportunity to showcase their skills and talents alongside the continent’s best competitors as they represent their countries in the region’s most important multi-sport event,” he said. Chris ChanPresident of the GEF.
“We are thrilled to partner with the Global Esports Federation to bring the reach, power and energy of esports to the home of next year’s Pan American Games. After more than a year of discussions, we are ready to confirm this innovative addition to the Panam Sports Family. Guided and aligned with the developments outlined by the Olympic Agenda 2020+5 roadmap, we are excited to see sports and our diverse multi-sport program converge in Santiago in October 2023“, he affirmed Neven Ilic, president of Panam Sports.
The Pan American Sports Championships will feature athletes competing from 41 nations across the Americas. Both the Championships and the Pan American Games will be enhanced by the GEFestival, a showcase celebrating diverse sports culture, and the flagship GEFcon which will bring together global thought leaders, stakeholders and idea-makers from sports and adjacent industries to share ideas and opportunities for the future of sports.
The GEF and Panam Sports will jointly establish the governance structures to oversee the coordination of the Pan American Sports Championships. The Panam Sports General Assembly was updated on the sports developments and the successful Commonwealth Sports championships held recently in Birmingham during the Commonwealth Games. More information will be shared with the respective National Olympic Committees and GEF Member Federations as detailed plans are confirmed.
SOURCE Global Sports Federation