WHAT’S NEW IN LIMA - ROAD TO LIMA 2019
INTERNATIONAL PARALYMPIC COMMITTEE PRESIDENT VERIFIES LIMA 2019 PROGRESS
With the arrival of Andrew Parsons, president of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), Lima hosted the Americas Paralympic Committee General Assembly and APC Executive Committee Meeting on the occasion of the election of Julie O'Neill Dussliere as APC president. During his visit, Parsons held a series of meetings with Peruvian Government ocials and checked the progress of the infrastructure projects for the Lima 2019 Parapan Games.
The president of the International Paralympic Committee met with the president of Peru, Martín Vizcarra; as well as with the minister of Education, Dante Alfaro; the president of the Peruvian Sports Institute, Oscar Fernández; the owner of the Lima 2019 Games Organizing Committee, Carlos Neuhaus Tudela; and the president of the National Paralympic Association of Peru, Luisa Villar
LEADERS OF PARALYMPIC COMMITTEES OF THE AMERICAS ATTEND LIMA 2019 OPEN DAY
The presidents and vice presidents of the 33 Paralympic Committees of the Americas, who visited Lima recently, participated in the Open Day organized by Lima 2019. They were welcomed by President of the Organizing Committee Carlos Neuhaus, who was accompanied by Manager of Infrastructure and Projects Wilhelm Funcke, Lima 2019 Operations Manager Carlos Manuel Lazarte, IPC President Xavier González and APC Vice President Eduardo Montenegro.
The authorities visited the Athletes’ Village, where their athletes and team ocials will stay during the Lima 2019 Pan American and Parapan American Games. Furthermore, they received a report on the progress of infrastructure projects carried out in this venue, which will be completely accessible for the Games.
LIMA 2019 PRESENTED ACCESSIBILITY GUIDE TO MINISTRY OF HOUSING /
The Ministry of Housing and the Lima 2019 Organizing Committee hosted a workshop on accessibility and operations for representatives from 21 district municipalities in order to increase participants’ knowledge regarding this important social matter.
The occasion served to introduce the Accessibility Guide developed by Lima 2019, together with some specialists from the UK. The workshop was conducted by Organizing Committee President Carlos Neuhaus Tudela and Deputy Minister of Housing and Urbanism Jorge Ernesto Arévalo Sánchez. The government ocial was pleased with the presentation of the guide. “This will be a great legacy that will help make facilities more accessible to everyone. It is a compelling legacy for people with impairments; they will able to leave their homes and attend the Lima 2019 Games,” expressed the deputy minister. This guide will set the accessibility standard applicable to the design of new sports infrastructures, which will serve as venues for the Lima 2019 Pan American and Parapan American Games.
92 MEDALS FOR PERU IN COCHABAMBA 2018 /
With 22 gold, 29 silver and 41 bronze medals, the Peruvian delegation placed seventh in the ocial medal count table at Cochabamba 2018. Team Peru, whose flag bearer was rower Eduardo Linares, outdid their performance in the previous South American Games (Santiago 2014) where they earned 40 medals.
During 14 days of competition, Peru climbed the podium 22 times to receive gold medals. The sports were: Swimming, Athletics (6), Badminton (2), Boxing, Water Ski, Judo (2), Karate (2), Wrestling, Squash (3), Shooting (2) and Sailing