Panam Sports, the Colombian Olympic Committee, the Valle del Cauca Government, the Mayor’s Office of Cali and the local organizing committee, agreed to postpone the I Youth Pan American Sports Games for a new date: November 25 to December 5, and they made it known. to all the Continental Federations.
The decision is due to the fact that America is one of the continents most affected by covid-19, and although important vaccination processes have begun in most countries, the pandemic is still present and much work remains to be done.
After several meetings and consultancies with experts, the measure was finally adopted to modify the date of the scheduled event, which does not limit the holding of planned qualifying events, such as the one we will have in track cycling, from June 23 to 29 in Lima. Peru.
In the official statement that we received in the Pan American Confederation (COPACI), it is explained that “after several months of meetings with the Colombian authorities, we have adopted this measure that we believe is the best option to protect the health of our young athletes” .
Likewise, it refers that the president of Panam Sports, Neven Ilic, expressed his optimism that “both the organizing country and the participating nations can advance in their vaccination processes and thus be able to count on the delegations and the largest number of people inoculated against the COVID-19 for the new date of the event ”.
The I Cali-Valle 2021 Youth Pan American Sports Games will bring together more than 3,800 athletes from 41 countries in America, who will participate in 39 sports disciplines, the main attraction being that all gold medal winners will automatically qualify for the Pan American Games in Santiago 2023. For more information on the Games, you can visit the official website www.calivalle2021.com or www.panamsports.org.