LIMA 2019 LEGACY WILL CONTRIBUTE TO DEVELOPMENT OF SPORTS IN PERU
The organization of the best Games in history participated in the discussion group at the Universidad San Martín.
One of the main benefits that the Lima 2019 Pan American and Parapan American Games left Peru is the legacy that will impact education, sports and society.
This subject was precisely the subject of a discussion group organized by the Sports Rights study center of the Universidad San Martín de Porres. Carlos Neuhaus, president of the Organizing Committee, was invited to give a presentation on the legacy that Lima 2019 is leaving the country.
in front of an audience filled with sports leaders, officials and university students, Neuhaus highlighted the world-class sports infrastructure that was built and remodeled for the continent’s most important multi-sports celebration.
He reiterated that the main motivation to organize the Pan American and Parapan American Games was the athletes, who now have can prepare and compete internationally in the best conditions.
The president of Lima 2019 pointed out that the social legacy is possible thanks to investing in sports, will help keep many young people away from vices.
He announced that Lima 2019’s urban legacy includes the Pan American Village expansion project, with more buildings, spaces to play sports and schools.
Likewise, he added that among other Lima 2019 legacies are the Volunteering Program, the purchase of goods through Compras MYPErú and the urban improvements executed thanks to the Games.
A CROSS-SECTIONAL LEGACY
Meanwhile, Natalia Rey de Castro, head of Lima 2019 Legacy, assured that the legacy is cross-sectional, enabling socio-educational, sporting and urban changes. Sports infrastructure, which is part of the Games’ legacy, will enable the popularization of sports and elite competition in the long term.
In this regard, she said that they have been working on a legacy governance proposal, as well as operational and management plans, that will deal with the issue of specialized management for sport stages which is necessary considering that the infrastructure is world-class.
Karin Sierralta, Lima 2019 consultant; Saúl Barrera and Óscar Fernández, former presidents of the Peruvian Institute of Sport; and, Jorge Canales, the president of the university, also participated in the discussion group. Additionally, among the main attendees were federation presidents like Jenny Martínez from gymnastics, Eduardo Tabbini from swimming, Gustavo Cárdenas from athletics, Gustavo Mattus from cycling and Juan Carlos Yuzuriha from bowling.