Lima 2019: Village Construction Finished Ahead of the Scheduled
The construction of the Pan American and Parapan American Games Village, located in Villa El Salvador, Lima, has been completed ahead of schedule. The village is now ready to welcome athletes, Para athletes and technical officials who will travel to Peru in July 2019 to compete in the Games.
More than 500 volunteers, athletes and Peruvian army troops visited the Village to inspect the seven completed towers. The volunteers tested the buildings accessibility, cutting-edge elevators and the simultaneous availability of water, sewage and electricity services that were installed to accommodate future guests.
Lima 2019 President, Carlos Neuhaus, the Universidad Mayor de San Marcos Dean, Orestes Cachay and the Lima 2019 Project and Infrastructure Manager, Ing. Wilhelm Funcke all participated in the activity.
During the Pan American and Parapan American Games, the Village will accommodate 10,000 guests in 1096 apartments, 548 of them of 70 m2, 212 of 73 m2 and 336 of 75 m2. 340 apartments have been modified to be fully accessible for people with a disability.
The biggest accessible residential complex in Peru
The Pan American and Parapan American Games Village is a great project, which will leave an important housing legacy for the people of Villa El Salvador and Peru after the intercontinental competition. Lima 2019’s main accommodation venue will be turned into the biggest accessible residential complex in the country.
The village will have tactile paving in the pedestrian areas and bike lanes to assist those a visual impairment to move around the venue and to their accommodation. Braille signage has been installed in all stories of the seven buildings.
This “universal language” warns and informs people about the transit and necessary measures, in case of an event endangering an athlete with a visual impairment. This system has also been installed in the elevator buttons, which are located at the sides of each building.
ABOUT LIMA 2019:
The opening ceremony of the Lima 2019 Pan American Games will be held at the National Stadium on July 26, 2019. This continental event will gather 6680 athletes from 41 countries and delegations from the Americas.
There will be 17 days of competitions and ceremonies, between July 26 and August 11, 2019, which will take place in 14 districts of Lima and Callao at various venues like VIDENA, Villa María Sports Center, Callao Regional Village, Villa El Salvador Sports Center, Punta Rocas, among others.
The Lima 2019 Pan American Games will include 39 sports and 62 disciplines, in which athletes will compete for gold, silver and bronze medals. A total of 23 disciplines will be qualifiers for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.
The Parapan American Games will gather 1890 Para athletes from 33 countries, participating in 17 sports and 18 disciplines. Competitions will take place between August 23 and September 1, 2019. 14 sports will be qualifiers for Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.
ABOUT PANAM SPORTS
Panam Sports (formerly known as Pan American Sports Organization - PASO) is the governing body of the Pan American Games and its structure and actions are defined by the Olympic Charter. The Pan American Games Movement is made up by the National Olympic Committees recognized by Panam Sports, and each of the Pan American Games Organizing Committees.
Panam Sports is the leader of sports and the Olympic Movement in the Americas. Panam Sports encourages the sports development and supports the work of the 41 National Olympic Committees members of the organization in order to inspire more world-class performances and the next generation of athletes across our region.
Panam Sports works closely with athletes, National Olympic Committees (NOCs), Organizing Committees of all regional Games, Pan American Sports Confederations, International Federations (IFs) and the International Olympic Committee to ensure the success of their main event: the Pan American Games.
IPC and APC
The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) is the international governing body of the Paralympic Movement. This committee’s objective is to organize the Summer and Winter Paralympic Games and to act as the International Federation of nine sports, in order to supervise and coordinate the World Championships and other competitions.
The Americas Paralympic Committee (APC) was established in August 1997 with the aim of creating a Para sport governing body for the Americas. Since 2007, the Parapan American Games are held in the same city as the Pan American Games.
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