The 2015 IPC Powerlifting Americas Open Championships, a key qualification stop for Rio 2016, were held in Mexico City, Mexico, from 26-29 April and was the very first region-wide competition.
It featured around 120 athletes from 25 countries, was organised locally by Moveo Lab and took place in Mexico City, ahead of the Toronto 2015 Para Pan American Games.
The competition also featured the continuation of the sport’s anti-doping campaign – Raise the Bar – Say No! to Doping. In 2014, around 800 athletes and support staff took part in education courses at various competitions around the world.
In 2015, the project aims to keep awareness high by providing educational materials and seminars to lifters and teams.
About Mexico City
With more than 12.7 million visitors last year, Mexico City is an alluring destination filled with exciting revelations for travelers. The ever-evolving city, among the largest in the world, showcases a colorful display of a rich past seamlessly integrated into a modern metropolis. Its many attractions include four UNESCO World Heritage sites, more than 150 museums and galleries, charming neighborhoods, colorful street markets and bazaars, celebrated culinary venues, a wide-range of hotels and spas, a lively night scene and state-of-the-art meeting venues. Among the latest new attractions is the celebrated Jumex Museum showcasing constantly evolving exhibitions with vanguard contemporary Mexican and international art from the private Jumex Collection. Another exiting new venue in the city is the Inbursa Acuarium, the largest in Latin America. With its many sights and year-round calendar of events, Mexico City can be enjoyed by all ages from corporate travelers to leisure guests, families, couples and the LGBT community.
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