The National Paralympic Association of Peru (ANPP) launched its official website on 26 November, with 1,000 days to go until the Lima 2019 Parapan American Games.
This new website includes the latest news, results, images and videos for Peru and the Americas, as well as the history of the Paralympic Movement in the world, an introduction to Para sports and the biographies of Peru’s best Para athletes.
It aims to raise awareness of Para sports in the country ahead of the Sao Paulo 2017 Youth Parapan American Games, Lima 2019 and the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.
“It was very important for us to launch the official website while celebrating the ‘1,000 days to go to Lima 2019’ landmark,” said ANPP President Luisa Villar.
“We had been working on this for several months and it was not easy due to lack of resources. We are still gathering information because one of our aims is to reconstruct the history of the Paralympic Movement in the country.
“In this information age, we need to be up-to date to reach as many people as possible and continue raising awareness of Para sports.”
Peru made its Paralympic debut at Heidelberg 1972 and has competed at eight Paralympic Games since then, winning three golds, one silver and four bronzes.
In 2019, Peru will become the fifth country, after Mexico, Argentina, Brazil and Canada, to host the Parapan American Games.
Lima 2019 will take place from 23 August-1 September 2019 and will feature a record 1,850 athletes who will compete in 17 sports, overtaking Toronto 2015 as the biggest Parapan Ams ever.
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