Accompanied by the Panam Sports President Neven Ilic and Chilean Sports Minister Jaime Pizarro, the Chilean President toured various venues in the National Stadium park and participated in the traditional ribbon cutting at the combat sports venue.
The National Stadium park contains 64 hectares and will be the home to 14 sports and 21 disciplines during the Pan American Games.
With only nine days left until the greatest continental sports festival, Chilean President Gabriel Boric inaugurates the National Stadium venues.
It began at the Paralympic Training Center, then moved to the Team Sports Venue where gymnastics will be held, followed by the Urban Sports Park before ending at the Contact Sports Center where the long-awaited inauguration of the park’s venues was held.
After a demonstration by young Taekwondo and Karate athletes, President Boric spoke to the attendees of the ceremony.
“Today, with great pride and gratitude to everyone who has worked to make this possible, I can say that we are ready for the Pan American and Parapan American Games. We are going to leave a legacy of first-class sports infrastructure that will be the scene of achievements, setbacks and, above all, camaraderie and discipline. These Games will bring together the commitment of the workers, the athletes, the volunteers, the families and, of course, the fans,” said Chilean President Gabriel Boric.
“I am sure that people will be surprised by how beautiful this National Stadium Park turned out. All Chileans should feel proud of the level of the facilities and because they will be hosting a celebration never seen before in this country. We invite everyone to come enjoy this great event, cheer on our athletes and also be part of history,” added Panam Sports President Neven Ilic.
Chile’s National Stadium Park will be the epicenter of the Santiago 2023 Pan American Games, with 14 sports and 21 disciplines being held there across the park’s 64 hectares.
The Pan American Games begin on October 20 with the Opening Ceremony scheduled for 8:30 p.m. (local time).
Source : Panam Sports