President Boric just 100 days before Santiago 2023: "We want differences to be put aside for a moment.”

The president kicked off the final stretch of the Pan American and Parapan American Games in La Pintana, one of the 22 host districts.

Chile marked the 100-day countdown to the Pan American and Parapan American Games with a crowded civic activity at the Gimnasio Polideportivo de La Pintana, which was decorated weeks ago with a mural specially dedicated to Santiago 2023.

The multi-sport event, which will be held for the first time in Chile, will bring together 7,000 conventional athletes and 2,000 Para athletes from October 20th to November 17th, respectively. And it was the President of the Republic, Gabriel Boric, who explained the importance of what is coming in just 15 weeks.

"Our goal for the competitions is to bring together more than one million people. We want to see our sports venues full of people and that the Games are seen all over the country, in all schools. We want differences to be put aside for a moment and that we feel part of the same event," said the President.

The Sports Minister, Jaime Pizarro, focused on the works carried out in connection with the multisport event and said that "we are very happy with the progress made in our precincts, with the preparation of our venues.  Also, we are encouraging our athletes to do their best in the upcoming competitions. This is a symbolic moment".

Chilean President, Gabriel Boric, was present in La Pintana. (Picture: Santiago 2023).


The Santiago 2023 Chief Executive Officer, Harold Mayne-Nicholls, was looking forward to the imminent sale of tickets for the event. "What we are looking for is that there will be a lot of people at their computers, trying to get their tickets. We are trusting in selling 1,200,000 tickets, because this way we will be certain that the athletes will feel the support of the people and everyone will be aware of the importance of these Games".

In the same line, the mayoress of La Pintana, Claudia Pizarro, who will host rugby 7, added: "From La Pintana we reassert the integrating value of physical activity, which allows us to host the largest and most diverse sports event in our history, the Santiago 2023 Games. We welcome rugby to our territory".

This continental sports festival will be played in 60 Pan American and 18 Parapan American disciplines in 44 venues of 22 districts in four regions, with 90,000 tourists and 1,200,000 spectators expected to attend, and more than 200 million spectators around the world through television screens.

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