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Cali 2021: Young Athletes of the Americas Will Reach for the Sky

CALI, COLOMBIA (September 8, 2020) — Everything is ready and arranged in the “Sports Capital of America” and the “Salsa Capital of the World”, otherwise known as Cali, Colombia, for the realization of the first official event for the Cali-Valle 2021 Junior Pan American Games.

Panam Sports announced the official dates of these Games one week ago after confirming the commitment and support of the Colombian Government, with 3,500 young athletes scheduled to compete in 27 sports from September 9 to 19, 2021.

Following the tradition of the Americas’ continental Games, a great celebration will take place this Wednesday marking the One-Year Countdown to the Opening Ceremony of what will be the most important multisport event for young athletes throughout the world in the coming years.

The top sport and government leaders have already confirmed their presence at the event, including the Governor of Valle del Cauca Clara Luz Roldan Gonzalez, the Director of Cali 2021 Jose Luis Echeverry and the Mayor of Cali Jorge Ivan Ospina who will all participate in the event in person from the Hotel Torre de Cali.

Colombian President Ivan Duque, Sports Minister Ernesto Lucena and the President of the Colombian Olympic Committee, Baltazar Medina, will join the event remotely from the capital of Bogota, while Cali 2021 Coordination Commission and Puerto Rican Olympic Committee President Sara Rosario will join virtually from Puerto Rico. Panam Sports President and International Olympic Committee Member Neven Ilic will also join the celebration remotely from Santiago, Chile.

While the organizers do not want to give anything away, they assured that surprises are in store for the city of Cali with the ceremony slogan indicating that “the young athletes of the Americas will reach for the sky”. (…)

The event will be broadcast live and direct in Colombia by Telepacífico and will be live-streamed for all of the Americas and the world by the Panam Sports Channel beginning at 6:30 pm Eastern Time (5:30 pm in Cali, Colombia) on Wednesday, September 9th.

5:30 Colombia, Peru, Mexico, Ecuador
6:30 Miami, Venezuela, Trinidad & Tobago, Toronto, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico.
7:30 Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Bermuda