The Chavernment asked the Pan American Sports Organization (PASO) for the right to organize the 18th Pan American Games in 2019.
Those games would be held in Bolívar State (the host city is yet undecided) to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Angostura Congress.
Sports Minister Héctor Rodríguez admits that the infrastructure for the games has to be completely built from scratch. That’s pretty encouraging…
Other cities looking to host the 2019 games are Santiago (Chile), Bogotá (Colombia) and La Punta (Argentina). Right now, Santiago looks favored (it was the original host of the 1987 edition, which ended up in Indianapolis), as the next South American Games will be there next year. But anything goes with PASO, stuck with the same president since 1975.