Author: Lima 2019 press release Lima, 12 August 2019


COPAL President thanked all the athletes for their presence in Lima 2019 and the media for their amazing coverage.

Neuhaus - conferencia

Carlos Neuhaus, president of the Lima 2019 Organizing Committee (COPAL), ruled out that the first-rate infrastructure built for the Lima 2019 Pan American Games would be privatized, during the closing press conference of the Games, held in the Main Auditorium of the Press Center, in San Borja.

Neuhaus said that work is being done to find the best way to allocate a budget for the next few years, for the maintenance of all the sports venues where our athletes and future athletes will train.

“There’s no licensee; nothing is going to be privatized. There are people interested in undermining the success of the Pan American Games who are saying that the infrastructure is going to be privatized. We will find the best way to generate enough income for their self-maintenance,” he emphasized.

Neuhaus gave as an example the renovated San Marcos stadium, one of the venues of the Lima 2019 Pan American Games, as the university itself will take care of its maintenance.


Oncethe Pan American Games had concluded, Neuhaus thanked all the athletes for their presence and the media for their amazing coverage that made it possible for the Games to be seen all over the world.

The president of COPAL acknowledged that the great challenge was transportation but, despite this, all the athletes arrived at their venues on time with the help of a team of international and national experts, who solved issues as they emerged.

He also said that the Lima 2019 organization is completely willing to support Chile with the execution of the next Santiago 2023 Pan American Games.

He said that he has already spoken about with the president of Chile, Sebastián Piñera, who is in Peru and that he has also met with Paoline Kanto, minister of Sports of Chile.