Regional government begins preparations for the Pan American and Parapan American Games 2023 « Diario y Radio Universidad Chile

4 billion pesos will be invested in the sporting event and the authorities are looking to make it the “biggest games in history in terms of public participation”.

Wednesday, September 21, 2022 16:59

With 394 days to go before the Pan American and Parapan American Games 2023, which will be held in the country’s capital, the governor of the capital region, Claudio Orrego, met with different municipal authorities in the country. 13 municipalities that hold the competitions.

The Pan American Games will begin on Friday, October 20 and end on Sunday, November 5, 2023, while the Parapan American Games will between November 17 and 26 of the same year.

At the end of the meeting, Orrego encouraged all citizens to participate in this event so that it becomes “a great party of the city”, not only to support high-performance sports, but also for Chile to encourage a culture of activity. physics, but sport transform lifestyles and help create healthier and happier areas of the country.

The local government will invest 4 billion pesos in this sporting event. “To create power plants, decorate the city, invest and most importantly, make this the most extensive Pan American and Parapan American Games in history in terms of public involvement,” said Orrego.

In the example, the mayor of Peñalolén, Carolina Leitao, spoke on behalf of the mayors who lead the municipalities that will host the competitions. Leitao noted that all municipalities should take advantage of this opportunity to hold meetings and mobilize the community.

In that sense, he highlighted the benefits represented by the Pan American and Parapan American Games encouragement of tourism, entrepreneurship and cultural activities. “It is very important for our municipalities to take advantage of this opportunity to make this power plant to be able to invest in nearby places (…). And the most important thing is to relieve sports, in this case of high performance,” said the mayor. In addition, he mentioned the importance of this event for children and youth, in terms of the sports lessons they will have from the games.

Likewise, Gustavo San Martín, representative of the Santiago 2023 board, thanked the regional authorities for their participation and coordination in the organization of this great sporting event and He emphasized the values ​​that he will leave in the citizenship, as well as the contributions in the infrastructure of the capital.

“An intangible legacy that unites the community of all Chileans around this event, whether they volunteer, participate, go on stage and really feel the warmth of the population,” said San Martin.

On the other hand, efforts to carry out these games in Chile began many months ago, recently the director of the Santiago 2023 Pan American and Parapan American Games, Gianna Cunazza, took part in a forum on disability and sports in New York, in the framework of an event organized by the South Development Bank -America.

The event served to highlight the start of a pilot project to be carried out in the Chilean capital that will measure the impact of parasports on the participation and quality of life of people with disabilities.

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