MUNICIPALITY OF LIMA AWARDS MEDAL TO CARLOS NEUHAUS FOR SUCCESSFUL ORGANIZATION OF LIMA 2019 GAMES
The president of the Lima 2019 Organizing Committee was decorated in the rank of “Gran Cruz” by the mayor of Lima, Jorge Muñoz. The president of Peru, Martín Vizcarra Cornejo, attended the ceremony.
The president of the Lima 2019 Games Organizing Committee, Carlos Neuhaus, was decorated this afternoon for his outstanding work leading the team that successfully prepared and developed the largest multi-sports celebration of the continent in Peru.
On behalf of the Municipality of Lima, Mayor Jorge Muñoz conferred the Order of Merit Medal in the rank of “Gran Cruz” to Carlos Neuhaus for organizing the best Pan American and Parapan American Games in the history of the continent, as recognized by international organizations such as Panam Sports and the Americas Paralympic Committee. The ceremony was held in Salón de los Espejos at the Palacio Municipal of Lima, and the President Martín Vizcarra and the medalists of the Pan American and Parapan American Games were also present.
This recognition became official under Municipal Resolution 432-2019, which acknowledges the work of Carlos Neuhaus at Lima 2019, including sports competitions, the worldwide exposure of Peruvian culture and the social inclusion work carried out thanks to the success of the Games.
Carlos Neuhaus, who had previously been recognized by the president of Peru and Peruvian Congress, thanked them for awarding him the medal of the city. “All the work we did was for the athletes. Each medal they won was a recognition for us. That’s why we celebrated each of their victories. I’m very grateful for this honor. To tell you the truth, I didn’t expect this distinction, but it is very important to me because this medal was also awarded to my father many years ago. I’m honored to receive this medal on behalf of the city,” said the president of COPAL.
Meanwhile, Mayor Muñoz highlighted the work of the Organizing Committee and the participation of athletes and Para athletes at Lima 2019. “Thanks to Lima 2019 we have a more inclusive city. The motto ‘Let’s All Play’ was accomplished, and the Games have helped elevate Lima. The athletes infected us with their optimism and unity. They taught us a lesson about what can we achieve as Peruvians. Everything is possible if we are united. The Games leave a huge legacy and a more inclusive Lima. Thanks to the Organizing Committee, because they proved that when we dream big, we can do extraordinary things. Thanks for the good times.”
“To the athletes who filled us with pride and taught us life lessons during the Parapan American Games: You’re etched on my heart and you inspire us. We’re going to work to achieve universal accessibility. By the end of our term, we want a more inclusive Lima. Lima 2019 proved to us that everything is possible. That is why, I would like to thank those who organized and participated in the Games on behalf of Lima,” added major Muñoz.