Author: Lima 2019 press release Lima, 25 July 2019


The delegations of Brazil, Argentina, Bolivia, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Canada, British Virgin Islands, Aruba, Guyana, Bahamas, Cayman Islands, Saint Lucia, Bermuda, United States, Mexico, among others, were given a warm welcome at the Pan America


Amid a celebratory atmosphere, full of camaraderie, the delegations which have arrived in Peru to participate in the Lima 2019 Pan American Games were part of a series of official welcome ceremonies. Competitions have already started at the VIDENA and Costa Verde San Miguel.

The first delegations to be welcomed were those from Argentina, Aruba, Guyana, British Virgin Islands. They saw their flags being raised and sang their national anthems. After that, their chefs de mission were presented with cuchimilcos, which were the inspiration for the Lima 2019 mascot, Milco.

Later, similar ceremonies were held for the delegations of the Bahamas, Bolivia, Brazil and Cayman Islands. Among the Brazilians, whose delegation is made up of nearly 100 athletes, stand out the men’s handball team, world champions in 2013; the women’s rugby team, already qualified for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games; and the Basketball 3x3 team.

In the afternoon, ceremonies were held for the delegations from Canada, Dominican Republic, Bermuda and Puerto Rico. This time, the latter were joined by international star Luis Fonsi, who decided to be with his compatriots at the welcome ceremony and enjoy the show with them.

Delegations from Costa Rica, Haiti, Mexico, Paraguay, the Antilles, Barbados, Chile, Dominica and the United States were officially welcomed at the end of the day. Ceremonies will continue being held at the Village, which is welcoming hundreds of athletes who have already arrived in Peru.


The Opening Ceremony of the Lima 2019 Pan American Games will be held at the National Stadium this Friday, July 26. This continental event will gather 6680 athletes from 41 countries and delegations from the Americas.

There will be 17 days of competitions and ceremonies between July 26 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.

The Lima 2019 Pan American Games will include 39 sports and 61 disciplines, in which athletes will compete for gold, silver and bronze medals. A total of 21 disciplines are qualifiers for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

Ticket prices start at PEN 10, with a discount

It is worth remembering that there are still tickets available for the competitions. Prices range from PEN 20 to PEN 10 for the Pan American and Parapan American Games, respectively. There will be a 50% discount for anyone under the age of 18, senior citizens over 60, and people with an impairment and their companions.

Fans can buy their tickets at The Organizing Committee has recently installed a new ticket booth at Jockey Plaza shopping center in Santiago de Surco. This new point of sale is an addition to the 10 points of sales already operating at Metro and Wong in the districts of Chorrillos, Independencia, La Molina, Lima, Miraflores, San Borja, San Isidro, San Juan de Miraflores, San Miguel and Surco.

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