LIMA 2019 ANNOUNCES TOYOTA AS GOLD SPONSOR OF THE PAN AMERICAN AND PARAPAN AMERICAN GAMES
Lima, Peru; 8 April 2019: The Organizing Committee for the Lima 2019 Pan American and Parapan American Games today announced Toyota as a new gold sponsor in the automobile category.
Lima 2019 organizers and the leading Japanese car manufacturer signed a contract today at the Peru National Stadium, which will see Lima 2019 receive 15 hybrid vehicles including the Prius, Rav4 and the new Hatchback which will soon be launched in the Peruvian market.
Toyota will provide drivers, fuel, insurance and parking for its vehicles for the transfer of the world-class athletes and VIPs attending the Games, as well as for the Lima 2019 Torch Relay which will visit 19 cities in Peru across 23 days.
In addition to vehicle contributions, Toyota’s involvement in the Lima 2019 Pan American Games will include promotion of the Games through publicity campaigns, as well as on its digital and social media platforms.
"Toyota has a long track record of proven success and we are proud to be partnering with them to deliver an exceptional Games. This gold sponsorship supports our mission to deliver an inspirational Pan American and Parapan American Games that fosters inclusion, opportunity and accessibility for all people across the Americas,” said Lima 2019 President Carlos Neuhaus. “Our goal is to put sport at the heart of Peruvian life and establish Lima as the sports capital of the Americas. We want to have people planning their return to Lima before they even leave!”
Toyota Peru CEO Toshiro Hayashi said, “Sport represents one of the best expressions of human nature. It inspires us, pushes us to outdo ourselves and achieve the impossible. But more than anything, it unites us in an embrace of celebration in which respect for others predominates. Toyota is proud to be an ally of Peru in the organization of the Pan American and Parapan American Games. The eyes of the Americas and the world will be on Lima and together – organizers, authorities, private companies and the public – we must ensure that this sporting festival will be an example for future generations.”
Lima 2019 attendees will also be able to visit the Toyota House which will be located at the brand new Videna Sports Complex throughout the Games. The house will host a wide range of exciting and interactive activities for fans, during which Toyota will exhibit some of its latest technologies. Toyota has been a sponsor of the Buenos Aires 2018 Summer Youth Olympic Games and is a current of sponsor of the International Olympic Committee and International Paralympic Committee.
ABOUT LIMA 2019
The Lima 2019 Pan American Games is the largest event in the history of Peru and will gather 6,680 athletes from 41 countries and delegations from the Americas. The Games will include 39 sports and 62 disciplines, in which athletes will compete for gold, silver and bronze medals. 23 disciplines will be qualifiers for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
There will be 17 days of competitions and ceremonies, from 26 July - 11 August 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 Parapan American Games will set a new standard for accessibility and inclusivity in Peru and will gather 1,890 Para athletes from 33 countries, participating in 17 sports and 18 disciplines. Competitions will take place from 23 August - 1 September 2019. 14 sports will be qualifiers for the 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. Panam Sports is the leader of sports and the Olympic Movement in the Americas and encourages the sports development and supports the work of its 41 National Olympic Committees members, in order to inspire more world-class performances and the next generation of athletes across our region.
ABOUT IPC AND APC
The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) is the international governing body of the Paralympic Movement. Its 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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