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2019 Lima Parapan American Games logo revealed

Large group of people in Peru Paralympic outfits. People at the logo unveiling ceremony. Image credit: Comité Olímpico Peruano

Earlier today in Lima, a ceremony was held to reveal the logo for the 2019 Lima Parapan American Games logo revealed at the offices of the Municipalidad Metropolitana de Lima.  The logo features the flower of  Amancaes, and was designed by Juan Diego Sanz and Jorge Luis Zárate as part of a competition.  Because they won, they have earned a reward of €2671 (S/.10,000).

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The mayor of Lima Susana Villarán de la Puente, the president of the Instituto Peruano del Deporte Francisco Boza Dibós,Comité Olímpico Peruano’s President José Quiñones González  and scores of athletes with disabilities from Peru attended the event.

The date of the announcement was exactly five years until the start of the Parapan American Games.  Villarán  is quoted by Comité Olímpico Peruano as saying at the event,  “From today we are five years of the Pan American Games, the event will be an excellent opportunity to demonstrate the ability of our city for an entire continent. We are all working for the Games leave a tangible legacy for Lima.” Boza, as president of the Games organizing comittee, said they  are “investing in athletes considering a long-term plan to achieve a record of medals at the 2019 Games.”

 

Organizers anticipate their program having 40 sports, with 7,000 athletes, and 12,000 support personnel including coaches, assistants and managers in attendance.  They also anticipate the event attracting 250 000 tourists during the 15 days of competition, which they believe will put several million dollars into the local economy.

 

 

Laura Hale
About Laura Hale (2533 Articles)
Laura Hale is a sport journalist, specializing in Paralympic and disability sport news. Prior to helping found ParaSport-News, she spent two and a half years working as a journalist on Wikinews, a citizen journalism site. As a journalist, she has covered the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, the 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in La Molina, the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, and a number of other sporting events. She has additional experience with Paralympic sport having worked as a Wikipedian in Residence for the Australian and Spanish Paralympic Committees.

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