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).
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.