FELIPE DE PABLO CEO OF SANTIAGO 2023: "We will leave a legacy for this and future generations"

With the presence of the Minister of Sports of Chile, Cecilia Pérez; the President of Panam Sports Neven Ilic; the President of the Chilean Olympic Committee, Miguel Ángel Mujica and the executive director of the Santiago 2023 Corporation Felipe De Pablo, among other authorities and attendees, the Santiago 2023 Pan American Games Coordination Meeting was held, with the aim of reviewing the advances and next steps in the organization of the most important sporting event on the continent.

SANTIAGO DE CHILE (June 1, 2020)

Despite the difficult times that all the countries of America are experiencing, the Organizing Committee of the next Pan American Games Santiago 2023 has not stopped its work. Although it has had to adapt to budgetary adjustments and teleworking, the team remains 100 percent committed and has received unrestricted support from the Government of Chile, the Ministry of Sports and the Olympic Committee.

Through a video call, a new meeting of the Santiago 2023 Coordination Commission was held, with the presence of representatives of Panam Sports from all over the continent, its president Neven Ilic, of the Ministry of Sports of Chile led by Minister Cecilia Pérez, of the National Olympic Committee headed by Miguel Ángel Mujica and of the Local Organizing Committee, with its Executive Director in charge, Felipe De Pablo.

In a meeting that lasted for more than three and a half hours, the organizers of the next continental meeting presented all the advances regarding Infrastructure, Pan American Village, Communications, Marketing, Commercial and Budget, among other topics.

In the coming days, the earthworks will begin in the main sports complex of the country, where the  Great National Stadium Park will be located,  several existing venues will be remodeled and new sports venues will also be built, including the Field Hockey Complex that will be public and a new Arena where the old velodrome is currently located, now in disuse.  

Regarding the budget, Santiago 2023 has confirmed a total of US $ 506.7 million to be executed until 2023 and that will become the legacy for Chile, not only in terms of sports infrastructure, but also in the social sphere, which represents the main objective for the Olympic Movement of the Americas.

“The commitment of the President of the Republic Sebastián Piñera and of all Chileans to the Pan American Games is more pulsing and more present than ever. The main engine and our main motivation is the great social and community legacy that Santiago 2023 will leave. We are advancing according to the deadlines and already in mid-June the earthworks in the National Stadium begin for the construction of the first work ”, indicated the Minister and President of the Local Organizing Committee, Cecilia Pérez.

For his part, the president of Panam Sports, Neven Ilic, was emphatic in pointing out that “I am very proud of the work they are doing here in Chile. We all know the difficult time we are living not only here, but throughout the world and especially in America, and they have fully complied with the times and with the work with which they have committed. I see effort, dedication and commitment from everyone, and that leaves me very calm”.

Finally, the executive director of the Corporation Felipe De Pablo pointed out that “we were very satisfied with the reception we had from the commission. It was a meeting where the coordination that exists between this Corporation, MINDEP and Panam Sports is already beginning to be noticed. We have progressed, there is no doubt about that. We are all aware of what this Pan American Championship is going to mean not only for the city of Santiago, but for the people of Chile. We will contribute so that our country recovers from all areas and we want to leave a legacy for it and for future generations”.

Watch the video of Santiago 2023. We are making great strides towards the most important continental event. We are on the right track!

 

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