Update: On May 12, the Panam Sports Organization announced the postponement of the Games until November.
(Colorado Springs, Colo.) – The first-ever Junior Pan American Games will be held in Cali, Colombia in September with more than 3,500 athletes competing in 25+ sports.
The Games will be held from Sept. 9-19 with fencing competition to take place from Nov. 25 - Dec. 5.
One athlete will be selected per weapon with athletes born between 2001 and 2008 eligible to participate. Athletes also must have a current passport valid through Dec. 6.
Selection criteria is still being determined based on international criteria; however, this delegation is being overseen by the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee who require all individuals who are seeking to compete at the Games to complete eligibility and interest forms. Therefore, interested athletes AND coaches must complete the following form to be placed in the pool of potential competitors: https://www.emailmeform.com/builder/form/EA7170M26LxwgN1JT4ZKfq.
For more information about the Junior Pan American Games, visit https://www.panamsports.org/sport-events/cali-2021-junior-panam-american-games/.