President of the Santiago 2023 Corporation, Cecilia Pérez:

"The definition of sports confirms the confidence of Panam Sports in the progress and management capacity that Chile has shown"

The Executive Committee of Panam Sports announced this afternoon, in Puerto Rico, the Santiago 2023 Sports Program and also decided that other disciplines can be incorporated as long as it does not mean a greater investment for the host city.

San Juan de Puerto Rico, Thursday, March 5, 2020.-The work route of the Santiago 2023 Corporation continues to add important milestones, after this afternoon the Executive Committee of Panam Sports, meeting in Puerto Rico, announced the Sports Program of the event that will be held for the first time in our country. 

The list includes the 28 official sports of the Summer Olympics, as well as baseball-softball, water skiing, karate, figure skating, running skates, skateboarding and surfing. 

In addition, the entity that governs American sports reported that new disciplines can be added to the final program in the coming months, as long as it is possible to have quality infrastructure without the host city incurring higher expenses than those already contemplated. 

"We appreciate the assessment that the Executive Committee of Panam Sports made about the teamwork that we are doing, the commitment of the government of President Sebastián Piñera and the advances in infrastructure, planning and international coordination that we are promoting as the Santiago 2023 Corporation," the Minister of Sports, Cecilia Pérez, said. 

”The definition of sports confirms Panam Sports' confidence in the progress and management capacity that Chile has shown. We are a country and an Organizing Committee that is acting responsibly and putting as a first priority the social legacy for the community and the development of our athletes that will leave Santiago 2023 ”, added the President of the Santiago 2023 Board of Directors. 

“As the Olympic Committee we maintained our position and presented the same 39 sports that were approved when the games were awarded to us, in November 2017. But it is important to remember that there are sports where there would be no investment in infrastructure, and it is necessary that there is the support of the respective Pan American Confederations so that they can be hosted. We think it's good that the Panam Sports Executive Committee has ratified a good part of the program and that it leaves the door open to the disciplines that have not yet been confirmed, ”explained the President of the Chilean Olympic Committee, Miguel Ángel Mujica. 

Thus, the sports that have been confirmed today in the Santiago 2023 Pan American Games are: 

Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Handball, Baseball-Softball, Boxing, Canoe, Cycling, Equestrian, Fencing, Water Skiing, Soccer, Gymnastics, Golf, Hockey, Judo, Karate, Weightlifting, Fighting, Swimming, Modern Pentathlon, Rowing, Rugby Seven, Roller Sports (Artistic Skating, Speed Skating and Skateboarding), Surfing, Taekwondo, Tennis, Table Tennis, Shooting, Archery, Triathlon, Sailing and Volleyball.

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