The Lima 2019 Pan American Games, will bring approximately 6,700 athletes together, will feature 39 sports and 62 disciplines between July 26th and August 11th. The Pan Am Games are the second largest multi-sport event, gathering the 41 National Olympic Committees that make up PanamSports. Lima 2019 will serve as a qualifying event to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, ensuring the participation of the main representatives of the sports disciplines that are considered qualifiers according to the sports program.
Lima will be host city of the sixth edition of the Parapan American Games. Over 1,890 athletes will be competing in 17 sports and 18 disciplines from August 23rd to September 01st, 2019. In 1999, Mexico City held the first edition of the Parapan American Games with 1,000 athletes from 18 countries competing in 4 Para disciplines: Para athletics, Para swimming, Para table tennis, and Para wheelchair basketball. Due to the agreement between the Americas Paralympic Committee (APC) and the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), this event will serve as qualifier for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. Since 2007, both continental events are organized by the same host country within a week of each other.