CARLOS NEUHAUS IS DECORATED FOR ORGANIZING THE BEST PAN AMERICAN AND PARAPAN AMERICAN GAMES IN HISTORY
The President of Peru Martín Vizcarra decorated the president of the Lima 2019 Organizing Committee with the Grand Cross mention for distinguished services.
The President of the Lima 2019 Organizing Committee Carlos Neuhaus received a decoration this morning, for organizing, as said by the most renowned sport organizations, Panam Sports and the Americas Paralympic Committee, the best Pan American and Parapan American Games in history.
President Martín Vizcarra decorated Carlos Neuhaus with the Grand Cross mention for distinguished services for his outstanding, prominent, clear and efficient role in the economic and human resources as the leader of the Lima 2019 Pan American and Parapan American Games.
Additionally, the Peruvian President decorated Lima 2019 Secretary General Amalia Moreno with the Grand Officer rank for distinguished services.
The excellent organization of both continental multi-sports events was highlighted in the Supreme Resolution No. 142-2019-RE. Also, it recognized the work led by Carlos Neuhaus Tudela and highlighted the cross-sectoral management led by the Special Project for the Preparation and Development of the Lima 2019 XVIII Pan American Games and Sixth Parapan American Games.
“Thank you champions, because you’re a great source of inspiration for my team and for all of us. Thanks to a group of Peruvians who gathered to organize these Games so they would be delivered in the best conditions. And provide the Pan American and Parapan American athletes the best Games possible. This has been motivating,” he stressed after receiving the award.
BEST JOB OF MY LIFE
“Personally, this has been the best job of my life and, maybe, for many people of my team too,” said the Lima 2019 Organizing Committee President really excited.
“This award is not for me, but for all of us, those who have worked hard to deliver these Games, as well as for the citizens and for all those who have cooperated with us, because our motto was “Let’s all play.” Thanks to the volunteers who did an excellent job. Thanks to all athletes who were the main reason for all these efforts,” he added.
These decorations were part of the recognition ceremony held by the Executive for the 15 Peruvian Para athletes who won the gold, silver and bronze medals at the Lima 2019 Parapan American Games.
ABOUT THE LIMA 2019 GAMES
This was the first time that Peru organized the biggest multidisciplinary sporting event of the Americas and the most significant sporting event in the world after the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
More than 6600 athletes from all over the Americas participated in 39 sports and 61 disciplines during 17 days of competition at the Pan American Games, between July 26 and August 11. A total of 21 competitions were qualifiers for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
The Parapan American Games gathered around 1800 Para athletes from 30 countries, competing in 17 sports and 18 disciplines. The Peruvian delegation participated with 139 Para athletes in 16 of 17 sports. Competitions took place in 14 venues from August 22 to September 1. The Parapan American Games awarded quota places in 13 Para sports for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.