Colombian Coastal City of Barranquilla Interested in Hosting 2027 Pan American Games

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Barranquilla, Colombia.

MIAMI, Oct. 29, 2018–The mayor of Barranquilla on Colombia’s Caribbean Sea coast has expressed interest in hosting the 2027 Pan American Games, the multi discipline sports event second in size only to the Olympics. The Pan Ams usually include the three Olympic disciplines of dressage, eventing and jumping.

Barranquilla Mayor Alejandro Char met with Neven Ilic, president, and secretary general Ivar Sisniega of the Pan Am Sports Organization in Miami to discuss the Pan Ams, staged once every four years. Forty-one nations participate in the Games.

The 2019 Games will be held in Lima Peru that is a qualifying event for several sports, including dressage. The 2023 event will be in Santiago, Chile.

Barranquilla, a city of more than 1.2 million people, hosted this year’s Central American and Caribbean Games of more than 5,000 athletes over 16 days and included equestrian.

Colombia has staged only one edition of the Pan Ams, at Cali in 1971. The Games were first held in 1951.

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