The president of Panam Sports, responsible for organizing the Pan American Games, has confirmed the next venue for the competition. Barranquilla, a city in Colombia, will host the event in 2027.
Neven Illic, president of Panam, confirmed the seat during a meeting with the press this Thursday (26).
Barranquilla found itself as the only candidate to host the event. Cochambamba and Santa Cruze de la Sierra, Bolivia, have expressed interest, but the situation has not progressed. Buenos Aires (Argentina) and Bogotá (Colombia) also considered candidacy, but withdrew.
This will be the third consecutive time that the event will take place in South America, with the current edition of Pan taking place in Chile and the previous edition, in 2019, in Lima, Peru. Toronto, Canada, hosted the Games in 2015.
Barranquilla 🇨🇴 is confirmed as the venue for Juegos Panamericano 2027.
“We are very pleased that Colombia has committed to meeting the requirements of the contract. At our closing ceremony of Santiago 2023, we hope to see President Gustavo Petro receive the flag” pic.twitter.com/OEoNnjtWbO
– Panam Sports (@PanamSports) October 26, 2023
Still according to Neven Illic, the closing ceremony of Pan will refer to the Colombian city. The event is scheduled to close on November 5 (Sunday).
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