The 19th Pan American Games, and first to be hosted in Chile, was officially declared open with a vibrant ceremony in the Santiago's National Stadium, featuring diverse and energetic performances.
Demonstrating innovative choreography, the first part of the show featured several differently-shaped rock formations that were pulled together to create a stage that represented Chile's famously mountainous and rocky terrain.
It was the perfect backdrop to an explosion of color, music, and movement that celebrated athletes, Indigenous peoples, and poetry.
The Bermuda team was led into the Stadium by Flag Bearers Emma Harvey and Conor White.
President of the International Olympic Committee, Thomas Bach, was received with applause alongside Chile’s President Gabriel Bóric Font, who opened the Games with a welcome speech before the torch was lit.