Neven Ilic: “Peru has something wonderful in its Legacy that should be taken as a lesson”

Neven Ilic: “Peru has something wonderful in its Legacy that should be taken as a lesson”
Neven Ilic: “Peru has something wonderful in its Legacy that should be taken as a lesson”

File photograph of Panam Sports president, Neven Ilic. EFE/ Carlos Ortega

The venues built for the Pan American Games Lima 2019 They have allowed Peru to establish itself as the sports capital in America, through the development of national and international events and Olympic qualifiers. The best athletes and para-athletes on the continent continue to arrive in this country, which has the sports infrastructure ready for the Pan American and Parapan American Games. Lima 2027.

This was highlighted by the president of Panam Sports, Neven Ilicafter the signing of the contract signed by the Government of Peru for the realization of the largest multi-sport event on the continent, which returns to Lima in less than ten years, thanks to the administration and care of the sports infrastructure.

“You have something fantastic called Legacy, which has allowed us to maintain the sports infrastructure, I understand, in the same way we left it in 2019. It is something wonderful that should be taken as a lesson,” said the president of Panam Sports in dialogue with The Republic.

Chilean Neven Ilic, president of Panam Sports. EFE

The Special Legacy Project, assigned to the Presidency of the Council of Ministers (PCM), was created in 2020 and is currently in charge of the maintenance and operation of five Pan American headquarters: Videna (San Luis district), Villa El Salvador Sports Center, Andrés Avelino Cáceres Complex in Villa María del Triunfo, High Performance Center (CAR) Punta Rocas and the Costa Verde Pan American Complex.

“When our team came to visit, they found that the facilities were in perfect condition, ready to execute any event the following week. What Peru did is worthy of imitation by all countries,” added Neven Ilic.

Peru’s challenge will be to overcome the success of the Lima 2019 Games at the level of organization, number of participants and obtaining medals by sporting discipline. Legado continues to work tirelessly on the regulatory framework to ensure that Congress enacts the law that will form the organizing committee of the Pan American Games. This device will allow the construction work to begin. outstanding infrastructure.

“You did a great job and left the name of the Pan American very high worldwide, so returning to a country that did things as well as you did, gives us a lot of guarantee,” concluded Neven Ilic.

Eduardo Dibós Coliseum will be the venue for the U17 Volleyball World Cup. Credit: Lima 2019

For the first time in history, the Plaza de Armas of Ayacucho rwelcomed a crowd of people who enjoyed a sports and cultural festival, within the framework of the “Festbolivariano”. This event was organized with a view to the preparation of the Bolivarian Games of the Bicentennial Ayacucho 2024, to be held from November 28 to December 8.

On this occasion, the spirit of “Celebrated”, recognized as the largest sports festival in the country organized by the Special Legacy Project, was brought to Ayacucho. Different sports stations, gastronomic tours, regional musical groups, children’s games and cultural activities gave color to this first edition.

Children, adults and entire families enjoyed free sports such as chess, cycling, kickboxing, muaythai, teqball, among other conventional sports. Likewise, a contest was held Bolivarian dish through a fair for entrepreneurs, who had the opportunity to show their businesses in the Plaza Mayor of Ayacucho, reinforcing local identity with gastronomy.

He executive director of the Special Legacy Project, José Luis Farfán Quintana, He stated that the call for the Festibolivariano was quite broad. An atmosphere of sports and cultural celebration was perceived, and there will be two more editions of this event in Ayacucho in September and October.

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