The 2019 Pan American Games, commonly known as the Lima 2019 Pan-Am Games, are an upcoming multi-sport event governed by the Pan American Sports Organization (PASO), to be held in Lima, Peru from July 26 to August 11, 2019. Sporting events will be held in various districts with the most concentrated in San Luis district. They will be the largest sporting event ever hosted by Peru.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) created the Pan American games to help the American countries be more competitive. The games are managed by the Pan American Sports Organization (PASO) that was established in 1955.
The Pan American Games have been growing in size and importance with every edition of the event. In less than half a century, the event has doubled in number of countries, athletes, and sports, becoming one of the main events in the world’s sports calendar.
The opening ceremony of the games is scheduled to take place on July 26, 2019 and the closing ceremony is scheduled to take place on August 11, 2019.
The Pan-American games torch will arrive in Peru to travel through 16 locations of the Peruvian Coast, Highlands and Jungle during 23 days and start the Lima 2019 Pan American Games. But it does not end there! The Torch will then visit 15 huacas (adobe pyramids), located in Lima during three consecutive days to start the Parapan American Games.
The 23-day torch relay race will begin in Machu Picchu and travel around the country before arriving in Lima for the lighting ceremony on July 26. As is the tradition in years past, the Pan Am torch will be lit by the Aztec people in Mexico City. Then it will move to Machu Picchu, the capital of the ancient Inca empire. Here it begins a 23 day relay, stopping in Ollantaytambo, Cusco, Lake Titicaca, Arequipa, Ica, Nazca and then up north to Trujillo, Piura and Cajamarca, and other towns, before it makes the final stop in Lima in time for opening ceremonies on July 26.