Josh Cassidy is wheelchair racing in his lane, his wheel stands out as it rotates through red, black and white

The 2019 Parapan American Games will take place in Lima, Peru from August 23 to September 1. The Games will feature approximately 1,850 athletes with 935 technical officials competing in 17 sports.   

The 17 sports include: Para athletics, Para badminton, boccia, Para cycling, football 7-a-side, football 5-a-side, goalball, Para judo, Para powerlifting, shooting Para sport, sitting volleyball, Para swimming, Para table tennis, Para taekwondo, wheelchair basketball, wheelchair rugby, and wheelchair tennis. 

Lima will serve as a qualifier for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, but it is not the only qualifier ahead of those Games. 

The first edition of the Parapan American Games was in 1999 where 1,000 athletes from 18 countries competed in only four disciplines including Para athletics, Para swimming, Para table tennis and wheelchair basketball. 



About Lima

Lima is the capital of Peru and the largest city within the country overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Due to the proximity to the ocean’s cool waters, the temperature usually rests between 12 and 29 degrees Celsius. The country’s summer season takes place from December to April with the winter running June to October. 

Lima’s population reaches over 10 million with 49 districts. Their national language is Spanish. 

Invented in Lima is a popular sport in the country known as Fronton, a racquet sport similar to squash. 

The Pan and Parapan American Games will be Lima’s first time hosting a sporting event of this calibre. The city was awarded the Games in 2013. 


Estadio Nacional 
- Opening and Closing Ceremonies 

Villa Deportiva Nacional Videna

Para athletics - Stick person in a wheelchair racing (grey and white) Para badminton - Stick person throwing the birdie in the air about to serve (grey and white) Para cycling (track) - Stick people riding a tandem (2 person) bicycle (grey and white) Para judo - Stick people playing judo, one wrestling the other on the ground (grey and white)  Para swimming - Stick person with arm reaching over their head as they swim (grey and white) Para table tennis - Stick person in a wheelchair facing a table about to serve (grey and white) Wheelchair Basketball - Stick person in a wheelchair shooting a basketball to the net (grey and white)

Sports Centre Villa el Salvador 

Boccia - Stick person throwing a ball underhand from their wheelchair (grey and white) Wheelchair Rugby - Opponents facing one another with the wheelchair in the left persons lap (grey and white)

Club Lawn Tennis 

Wheelchair Tennis - Stick person in a wheelchair holding their racket in the air (grey and white)

City Circuit - San Miguel

Road Cycling - Stick people racing in a tandem (2 person) bicycle (grey and white)

Sports Village Callao

Goalball - Stick person throwing the ball  (grey and white) Sitting Volleyball - Stick person seated about to bump the ball (grey and white) Para taekwando - Stick people, one has his leg in the air against the opponent (grey and white)




Team announcements

Swimming (April 8)

Taekwondo (June 5)

Boccia (June 19)

Badminton (June 20)

Judo (July 9)

Sitting volleyball (July 10)

Wheelchair rugby (July 15)

Wheelchair basketball (July 18)

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