Chile catches up: The progress of the Paralympic training center

• The enclosure is part of the new constructions of the National Stadium Park and its objective is to provide all the technical tools necessary for high-performance Paralympic sport.

The Paralympic Training Center (CEP) is a work that considers 2,700 square meters within the National Stadium Park and is in the budgetary stage after all the technical and economic requirements for its financing and execution -RS- were approved on August 19.

"We hope to begin construction in February 2021, after the bidding and award processes are established, in order to deliver the center during the first half of 2022," says the infrastructure manager of the Santiago 2023 Corporation, Max Sánchez.

The project, which will become the first CEP in the country, will have dressing rooms for referees and athletes, a VIP area, a training area with two divisible courts, medical rooms, kinetic rooms and a competition area with galleries, which will consider accessibility both for athletes and for the attending public. 

From the point of view of the athletes, Juan Carlos Garrido, para powerlifter and vice president of the Athletes Commission of the Paralympic Committee of Chile (COPACHI), considers that the center responds to the progress and good results of the athletes in the latest national and international competitions . "It's nice to see how things are progressing and that they are not just promises," he says. 

With the launch of this project, Chile is catching up on sports and inclusion. The construction of the first Paralympic Training Center recognizes the effort, perseverance and excellent results obtained by our Paralympic athletes, who grow and add more athletes each year. 

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