Guadalajara Hosts Successful Project Review

29 Jun 2010 By IPC

The Local Organizing Committee for the Guadalajara 2011 Parapan American Games (COPAG) has just finished hosting a successful Project Review in Guadalajara, Mexico.

Over the course of three days from 23-25 June, Americas Paralympic Committee (APC) President Octavio Londono and representatives of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), together with IPC Governing Board members Jose Luis Campo and Andrew Parsons attended the Project Review to go over the plans for the event next year in Mexico. The meetings included a visit to the venues and overall progress on preparations.

Additionally, representatives from the IPC said that the Organizing Committee was clearly committed to carrying out successful Games.

The Games will be held from 19-27 November 2011, with an expected 1,500 athletes from the Americas region to participate. A total of 14 sports are planned for the 2011 Parapan American Games programme, including Athletics, Boccia, Football 5-a-Side, Football 7-a-Side, Goalball, Judo, Powerlifting, Swimming, Table Tennis, Volleyball (Sitting), Wheelchair Basketball and Wheelchair Tennis.

The Parapan American Games occur every four years. Guadalajara follows the Rio 2007 Parapan American Games, which had a total of 1,132 athletes from 25 countries competing. For the second time in history, the Parapan American Games will be held in the same city and same venues as the Pan American Games. The first Parapan American Games were held in Mexico City, Mexico, in 1999, while the second edition took place in Mar del Plata, Argentina, in 2003.