Panamsports has officially added Basque Pelota, Bowling, Racquetball, Squash and Sport Climbing to the Santiago 2023 sports program. This means a total of 38 sports will be contested at the games, one less than in Lima 2019. These sports were originally left off the program, when it was announced back in March 2020.
Felipe De Pablo, Executive Director of Santiago 2023 stated that: “It is an extremely robust and attractive sports program, reflecting tradition and new trends. We want to fill the sports venues, so that Chile feels proud of the event that we are going to offer. The sports program is one more step towards that goal ”.
Sport Climbing will also be making its Pan American Games debut. A total of nine countries from the region competed at the last Continental Championships in early 2020 in Los Angeles.
Although the sports program is now finalized, the event program is not. It is understood that Panamsports would like to finalize this as soon as possible.
The games are scheduled to be held October 20 to November 5, 2023, the latest in a calendar year the games have been held.