The 19th Pan American Games, the first to be hosted in Chile, were officially declared closed with a sparkling display inside Estadio Bicentenario de La Florida.
Bermuda was led out by Triathletes Tyler Smith and Erica Hawley. Bermuda finished 31st in the Medal table.
After 15 days of thrilling triumph, heartbreaking defeats, and Paris 2024 quota spots secured Santiago, Chile, brought the Games to an end with a dazzling display at the Closing Ceremony inside the Estadio Bicentenario de La Florida.
“What we lived through was shocking: we welcome the greatest continental sports festival for the first time in Chile,” said Panam Sports president and IOC member Neven Ilic. “We managed to gather almost seven thousand athletes. We were visited by over 200 thousand people, including tourists, delegations, and communication media, who basked in an atmosphere of community, respect, and joy that made the Pan American Games an unforgettable event.”
The Soul of the Games was the theme of Sunday’s (5 November) closing with Chile’s extraordinary geography – centered around the stunning Andes mountains that have played host to this fortnight – and culture helping celebrate the successful continental multi-sport event.
Traditional Chilean rhythms, including chinchin and cueca, were integral to the presentation, as well.