PRESIDENT MARTÍN VIZCARRA GIVES PERUVIAN FLAG TO LIMA 2019 PERUVIAN DELEGATION
The president urged the athletes to do their best to position Peru at the top. “You will be an example to over 30 million of Peruvians,’’ he said.
This morning, the president of Peru, Martín Vizcarra, gave the Peruvian flag to the Peruvian delegation that will represent us at the Lima 2019 Pan American Games. The Opening Ceremony of the Games will take place this Friday, July 26, in the National Stadium.
The ceremony was held at the Government Palace and fronton athlete Kevin Martínez was in charge of receiving the national flag, on behalf of flag bearer Stefano Peschiera, who returned to his competition venue in Paracas. A total of 592 Peruvian athletes will compete in the most important multi-sports competition of the Americas.
Carlos Neuhaus, president of COPAL; Sebastián Suito, president of the Peruvian Sports Institute; Carlos Manuel Lazarte, the secretary-general of COP; and Jenny Martínez, chef de mission of the Lima 2019 Peruvian delegation and board member of COP, were also present at the ceremony.
“The Pan American Games start this week and, as president, I give you one of the most emblematic symbols of our country. This flag represents the love, commitment and support of every Peruvian, which you will also demonstrate in few days. You will represent over 30 million Peruvians, you will be a role model and an example to everyone. This is a very important event for Peru,’’ Vizcarra stated.
A total of 308 men and 284 women will try to make it to the podium in 38 sports. Several Olympic athletes such as Kimberly García, Mari Luz Andía, Inés Melchor and Gladys Tejeda (athletics), Paloma Schmidt (sailing), Camila Valle and Renzo León (rowing) and Alessandro De Souza (shooting) are part of the Peruvian delegation.
On his part, Kevin Martínez said: “I want to thank President Vizcarra for this special occasion. I’m proud to be the flag bearer today, the representative of all the Peruvians that have sacrificed many years, with determination and effort, to try and do their best at Lima 2019. Thank you and, rest assured, we’re going to give it our all.’’
TICKETS STARTING AT 10 SOLES
Cheer on our athletes and buy your tickets at lima2019.pe/tickets. It is worth noting that the Organizing Committee has installed a new ticket booth in the Jockey Plaza shopping center, in Santiago de Surco. This new point of sale is an addition to the 10 points of sales that were already operating at the Metro and Wong supermarkets and stores in the districts of Chorrillos, Independencia, La Molina, Lima, Miraflores, San Borja, San Isidro, San Juan de Miraflores, San Miguel and Surco
Tickets for the Pan American and Parapan American Games will range from 20 soles to 10 soles, respectively. There will be a 50% discount for anyone under the age of 18, senior citizens and people with impairments and their companion. It is important to mention that 21 disciplines at the Pan American Games are qualifiers for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games while 13 Parapan American sports are qualifiers for the Paralympics.
The Lima 2019 Pan American Games will gather 6680 athletes from 41 countries and delegations of the Americas. There will be 19 days of competitions and ceremonies between July 24 and August 11, 2019, which will take place in 14 districts of Lima and Callao. Some venues are the VIDENA, Villa María Sports Center, Callao Regional Village, Villa El Salvador Sports Center, Punta Rocas, among others.