Santiago de Chile confirmed to host 2023 Pan Am Games

SANTIAGO – The Pan American Sports Organization, or PASO, has chosen Chilean capital, Santiago, to host the 2023 Games.

The unanimous decision was made during its general assembly in Prague.

Toronto hosted the 17th edition of the games in 2015, while Peru’s capital Lima is gearing up for the 18th in 2019.

Santiago ‘ready to host’ 2023 Pan American Games

Santiago was the only bidder after Argentina’s capital Buenos Aires, another contender to host the 19th edition of the games, withdrew its bid earlier this year.

In a bid video, Chile President Michelle Bachelet promised the games will be a “true celebration of sport.”

In Santiago, athletes will compete in 23 sports. The city will also host the Parapan American Games.