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Santiago 2023 Parapan American Games

Published : 2020-12-16
Author : International Paralympic Committee (IPC) - Contact: paralympic.org

🛈 Synopsis : Facts and information regarding The Santiago 2023 Parapan American Games sporting program an international multi-sport event for athletes with disabilities. Since the first edition in Mexico City in 1999, with 1,000 Para athletes from 18 countries competing across four Para sports, the Parapan American Games have been growing steadily. Featuring 17 Para sports and 18 disciplines, including Para archery's return, the Santiago 2023 Parapan American Games will open on 17 November and close on 26 November 2023.

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The Parapan American Games 17-strong sports program for Santiago 2023 has been announced by the Organizing Committee today (16 December).

Featuring 17 Para sports and 18 disciplines, including Para archery's return, the Games will open on 17 November and close on 26 November 2023.

The Para sports are:

  • Blind football
  • Boccia
  • CP football
  • Goalball
  • Judo
  • Para archery
  • Para athletics
  • Para badminton
  • Para cycling (road and track)
  • Para powerlifting
  • Para swimming
  • Para table tennis
  • Para taekwondo
  • Shooting Para sport
  • Wheelchair basketball
  • Wheelchair rugby
  • Wheelchair tennis

Americas Paralympic Committee (APC) President Julio César Ávila said:

"Congratulations to all 17 sports that will be part of the sports program at the next Parapan American Games in Santiago, in 2023."

"The International Paralympic Committee (IPC)/APC reviewed applications from a total of 23 Para sports against a variety of criteria such as anti-doping compliance, competition opportunities in the Americas and participation numbers. The 17 selected Para sports give us confidence in a robust Games program reflecting the most popular Para sports in our region."

"The program features an attractive mix of exciting and extremely engaging Para sports; we are committed to organising a historic Games in Santiago."

Santiago 2023 CEO Felipe De Pablo added:

"We are fully satisfied with the sports program of the Parapan American Games. It is very attractive for competitors and spectators. We have worked on these Games in the same way we do for the Pan American Games, replicating every action for both competitions."

"We want the Americas to know that we are talking about high performance athletes, that the venues will be full of people. With this program we are convinced that we will have a wonderful show, which will enhance all the capacities of those who come to fight for a medal. Athletes and Para athletes are and will always be the heart of our Games".

APC Athlete Representative Ileana Rodriguez said:

"This is not an easy decision to make as it directly impacts the athletes, who go through years of hard training and competing to reach their best form ahead of the Parapan American Games."

"I am convinced these Games will be the best yet in terms of sporting performances; our outstanding Para athletes will inspire millions and forever change Chilean society and how disability is perceived."

Chilean Paralympic Committee (Copachi) President Ricardo Elizalde said:

"It is a very important step to get to know the 17 sports. In Lima (2019 Parapan) we participated in 10 disciplines and one of our objectives at Santiago 2023 is to increase the number of athletes and sports."

"At Copachi we have been working since 2013 on providing more and better opportunities for people with disabilities. That, for example, has led us to systematically increase the number of athletes in our last international participations and encourages us to have a record delegation at Santiago 2023."

Since the first edition in Mexico City in 1999, with 1,000 Para athletes from 18 countries competing across four Para sports, the Parapan American Games have been growing steadily.

The latest edition held at Lima in 2019 is regarded as the best ever, with over 1,800 Para athletes from 30 countries competing across 17 Para sports, and a record number of 170,000 fans following the competitions from the stands.

Source/Reference: International Paralympic Committee (IPC) (paralympic.org). Disabled World makes no warranties or representations in connection therewith. Content may have been edited for style, clarity or length.

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Cite Page: Journal: Disabled World. Language: English (U.S.). Author: International Paralympic Committee (IPC). Electronic Publication Date: 2020-12-16. Title: Santiago 2023 Parapan American Games, Source: <a href=https://www.disabled-world.com/sports/santiago-2023.php>Santiago 2023 Parapan American Games</a>. Retrieved 2021-04-11, from https://www.disabled-world.com/sports/santiago-2023.php - Reference: DW#31-13908.