Scenic of Santiago with mountains in the backgroundLeah Hennel/COC
Leah Hennel/COC

Santiago 2023

Team Canada Medal Count

Gold medal icon 46
Silver medal icon 55
Bronze medal icon 63

Flag Bearers

Opening Ceremony

Games Summary

Santiago, the capital and most populous city in Chile, will host the XIX Pan American Games in 2023.

The Pan Am Games will take place October 20-November 5, 2023. They will feature 39 sports and 61 disciplines.

Santiago 2023 Pan Am Games Hub

This will be the first time that the Pan American Games will take place in Chile. Santiago was unanimously confirmed as the host city on November 4, 2017 after being the lone remaining bidder following the withdrawal of Buenos Aires, which was already scheduled to host the 2018 Summer Youth Olympic Games.

Santiago had been awarded hosting rights for the 1975 and 1987 Pan American Games but withdrew both times due to financial and political issues. Santiago bid for the 2019 Pan American Games but lost in the first round of voting to Lima, Peru. Santiago hosted the 1986 and 2014 South American Games.

FAQ: What are the Pan American Games?

The official slogan for the 2023 Pan Am Games is Dream, Play, Win. The mascot, Fiu, is a seven-coloured bird named for the sound it would make while singing and what someone would hear as it ran past.

Getting to know Santiago and Chile

Chile is located on the southwest coast of South America and has 6435km of coastline on the Pacific Ocean. It shares a 6691km border with Argentina to the east and smaller northern borders with Bolivia (942km) and Peru (168km). Chile is the longest north-south trending country in the world, extending across 39 degrees of latitude.

Spreading across the north of the country is the Atacama Desert, the driest desert in the world. At 6893m, Ojos del Salado in the Atacama Desert is the highest active volcano in the world and the second highest mountain in the western and southern hemispheres. It is also home to the world’s highest lake.

Ninety per cent of Chile’s population – which was approximately 18.43 million people in 2022 – live in the middle third of the country around Santiago. Approximately 6.9 million people live in Santiago itself. Though Santiago is the capital, Valparaiso is the seat of the national legislature for the presidential republic.

Chile’s official language is Spanish, spoken by 99.5 per cent of the population. In the fall and winter, Santiago’s time zone is one hour ahead of Eastern Time.

Central and southern Chile had been inhabited by Indigenous peoples for several thousand years before the arrival of the Spanish in the 16th century. The Captaincy General of Chile was founded in 1541. That lasted until Chile declared independence on September 18, 1810. Santiago is named after Saint James, the patron saint of Spain.

The national symbols of Chile are the huemul (mountain deer) and Andean condor. The national colours are red, white and blue which are seen in the country’s flag. Blue symbolizes the sky, white is for the snow-covered Andes mountains, and red represents the blood spilled to achieve independence.

Canadian Medallists

Event Athlete Finish Sport
Cross-Country - MenGunnar HolmgrenGoldCycling - Mountain Bike
Cross-Country - WomenJenn JacksonGoldCycling - Mountain Bike
100m Breaststroke - Women Rachel NicolGoldSwimming
4x100m Freestyle Relay - WomenMaggie Mac Neil, Katerine Savard, Emma O'Croinin, Julie Brousseau, Brooklyn Douthwright, Mary-Sophie HarveyGoldSwimming
Park - Women Fay De Fazio Ebert GoldSkateboarding
200m Freestyle - WomenMary-Sophie HarveyGoldSwimming
100m Butterfly - WomenMaggie Mac Neil GoldSwimming
57kg - WomenSkylar ParkGoldTaekwondo
1m Springboard - WomenPamela WareGoldDiving
Individual All-Around - MenFélix DolciGoldArtistic Gymnastics
100m Freestyle - WomenMaggie Mac NeilGoldSwimming
200m BreaststrokeSydney PickremGoldSwimming
Coxed Eight - WomenKendra Hartley, Olivia McMurray, Alizée Brien, Parker Illingworth, Abby Speirs, Shaye de Paiva, Abby Dent, Leia Till, Kristen KitGoldRowing
Overall - MenDorien LlewellynGoldWater Ski
50m Freestyle - WomenMaggie Mac NeilGoldSwimming
400m IM - WomenJulie BrousseauGoldSwimming
Floor Exercise - MenFélix DolciGoldArtistic Gymnastics
Team Sprint - MenTyler Rorke, Nick Wammes, James HedgcockGoldCycling - Track
Pommel Horse - MenZachary ClayGoldArtistic Gymnastics
3m Springboard - WomenPamela WareGoldDiving
Doubles - WomenCatherine Choi, Josephine WuGoldBadminton
Doubles - MenNyl Yakura, Adam DongGoldBadminton
Singles - MenBrian YangGoldBadminton
Doubles - MixedJosephine Wu, Ty LindemanGoldBadminton
200m IM - WomenSydney PickremGoldSwimming
200m IM - MenFinlay KnoxGoldSwimming
4x100m Medley Relay - WomenDanielle Hanus, Rachel Nicol, Maggie Mac Neil, Mary-Sophie Harvey, Brooklyn Douthwright, Katerine Savard, Sophie Angus, Madelyn Gatrall GoldSwimming
Team Pursuit - WomenDevaney Collier, Fiona Mejendie, Kiara Lylyk, Ruby WestGoldCycling - Track
10m Air Pistol - MenTugrul OzerGoldShooting
75kg - WomenTammara ThibeaultGoldBoxing
63.5kg - MenWyatt SanfordGoldBoxing
Team Pursuit - Men Carson Mattern, Chris Ernst, Michael Foley, Sean Richardson, Campbell ParrishGold Cycling - Track
Team - Mixed Colleen Loach, Michael Winter, Karl Slezak, Lindsay TraisnelGoldEquestrian - Eventing
100kg - MenShady El NahasGoldJudo
Individual Épée - MenDylan FrenchGoldFencing
1500m - MenCharles Philibert-ThiboutotGoldAthletics
Shot Put - WomenSarah MittonGoldAthletics
K-1 500m - WomenMichelle RussellGoldCanoe/Kayak - Sprint
K-2 500m - MenIan Gaudet, Simon McTavishGoldCanoe/Kayak - Sprint
C-2 500m - MenCraig Spence, Alix PlomteuxGoldCanoe/Kayak - Sprint
C-2 500m - WomenKatie Vincent, Sloan MacKenzieGoldCanoe/Kayak - Sprint
Sunfish - MenLee ParkhillGoldSailing
B-Boys Philip KimGoldBreaking
Team Sabre - MenFrançois Cauchon, Shaul Gordon, Fares ArfaGoldFencing
Hammer Throw - MenEthan KatzbergGoldAthletics
3000m Steeplechase - MenJean-Simon DesgagnésGoldAthletics
100m Breaststroke - Women Sophie AngusSilverSwimming
Team - MenFélix Dolci, Jayson Rampersad, René Cournoyer, William Émard, Zachary Clay SilverArtistic Gymnastics
Race - Women Molly Simpson SilverCycling - BMX
59kg - WomenMaude CharronSilverWeightlifting
10m Synchro - MenRylan Wiens, Nathan Zsombor-MurraySilverDiving
1m Springboard - WomenMia ValléeSilverDiving
Coxless Pair - WomenAbby Dent, Olivia McMurraySilverRowing
Slalom - WomenNeilly RossSilverWater Ski
Jump - MenDorien LlewellynSilverWater Ski
Tricks - WomenNeilly RossSilverWater Ski
Tricks - MenDorien LlewellynSilverWater Ski
200m Breaststroke - WomenKelsey WogSilverSwimming
200m Breaststroke - MenBrayden TaivassaloSilverSwimming
4x100m Medley Relay- MixedMaggie Mac Neil, Katerine Savard, Javier Acevedo, James Dergousoff, Brooklyn Douthwright, Gabe Mastromatteo, Blake Tierney, Mary-Sophie HarveySilverSwimming
10m Synchro - WomenCaeli McKay, Kate MillerSilverDiving
Overall - WomenPaige RiniSilverWater Ski
Doubles - MenSamuel Murray, Coby IwaasaSilverRacquetball
400m IM - MenCollyn GagneSilverSwimming
Wakeboard - MenHunter SmithSilverWakeboard
Pommel Horse - Men Jayson RampersadSilverArtistic Gymnastics
200m IM - WomenMary-Sophie HarveySilverSwimming
3m Synchro - WomenMia Vallée, Pamela WareSilverDiving
10m Platform - MenNathan Zsombor-MurraySilverDiving
Team - MenSamuel Murray, Coby IwaasaSilverRacquetball
Women Melissa Humana-Paredes, Brandie WilkersonSilverBeach Volleyball
66kg - MenJulien FrascadoreSilverJudo
C-1 - WomenLois BetteridgeSilverCanoe/Kayak - Slalom
63kg - WomenIsabelle HarrisSilverJudo
Kayak Cross - MenAlex BaldoniSilverCanoe/Kayak - Slalom
Kayak Cross - WomenLois BetteridgeSilverCanoe/Kayak - Slalom
Shortboard - WomenSanoa Dempfle-OlinSilverSurfing
Individual Foil - WomenEleanor HarveySilverFencing
Team - Mixed Beth Underhill, Amy Millar, Mario Deslauriers, Tiffany FosterSilverEquestrian - Jumping
57kg - WomenHannah TaylorSilverWrestling
Team Épée - Men Nicholas Zhang, Fynn Fafard, Dylan FrenchSilverFencing
1500m - MenRobert HeppenstallSilverAthletics
Team Foil - WomenJessica Guo, Sabrina Fang, Eleanor HarveySilverFencing
Doubles - Men Mitch Hupé, François LavoieSilver Bowling
K-4 500m - WomenCourtney Stott, Natalie Davison, Riley Melanson, Toshka BesharahSilverCanoe/Kayak - Sprint
49er FX - WomenAli ten Hove, Mariah MillenSilverSailing
Doubles - MixedNicole Bunyan, George CrowneSilverSquash
Team Foil - MenMaximilien van Haaster, Blake Broszus, Patrick LiuSilverFencing
Team Sabre - WomenPamela Brind'Amour, Marissa Ponich, Tamar GordonSilverFencing
K-4 500m - MenNick Matveev, Pierre-Luc Poulin, Laurent Lavigne, Simon McTavishSilverCanoe/Kayak - Sprint
Synchronized - MenKeegan Soehn, Rémi AubinSilverTrampoline
WomenJessica Gaudreault, Rae Lekness, Axelle Crevier, Emma Wright, Daphné Guèvremont, Blaire McDowell, Verica Bakoc, Elyse Lemay-Lavoie, Hayley McKelvey, Serena Browne, Kindred Paul, Floranne Carroll, Clara VulpisiSilver Water Polo
ILCA 6 - WomenSarah DouglasSilverSailing
50kg - WomenYamina LahyanssaSilverKarate
Rugby Sevens - WomenOlivia De Couvreur, Alysha Corrigan, Caroline Crossley, Breanne Nicholas, Lucie Romeo, Charity Williams, Chloe Daniels, Shalaya Valenzuela, Carissa Norsten, Eden Kilgour, Piper Logan, Asia Hogan-RochesterSilverRugby
Team Épée - WomenAlexanne Veret, Ruien (Angel) Xiao, Leonora MacKinnonSilverFencing
3000m Steeplechase - WomenAlycia ButterworthSilverAthletics
Team - WomenHollie Naughton, Nicole Bunyan, Nikole ToddSilverSquash
Singles - MenMitch HupéSilverBowling
Team - MenSiméon Martin, Edward Ly, Eugene WangSilverTable Tennis
4x100m Freestyle Relay - MenJavier Acevedo, Stephen Calkins, Édouard Fullum-Huot, Finlay Knox, Jeremy Bagshaw, Blake TierneyBronzeSwimming
68kg - MenTae-Ku ParkBronzeTaekwondo
10m Platform - WomenCaeli McKayBronzeDiving
Team - WomenAurélie Tran, Ava Stewart, Cassie Lee, Frédérique Sgarbossa, Sydney TurnerBronzeArtistic Gymnastics
200m Backstroke - MenHugh McNeillBronzeSwimming
4x100m Freestyle Relay - MixedMaggie Mac Neil, Javier Acevedo, Mary-Sophie Harvey, Finlay Knox, Katerine Savard, Stephen Calkins, Brooklyn Douthwright, Edouard Fullum-HuotBronzeSwimming
Quadruple Sculls - WomenKendra Hartley, Parker Illingworth, Alizée Brien, Shaye De PaivaBronzeRowing
Slalom - WomenPaige RiniBronzeWater Ski
Jump - WomenPaige RiniBronzeWater Ski
+80kg - MenMarc-André BergeronBronzeTaekwondo
100m Backstroke - WomenDanielle HanusBronzeSwimming
Team - MixedBeatrice Boucher, Camille Carier Bergeron, Mathilde Blais Tetreault, Naima Moreira LaliberteBronzeEquestrian - Dressage
100m Backstroke - MenBlake TierneyBronzeSwimming
4x200m Freestyle Relay - WomenSydney Pickrem, Katerine Savard, Emma O'Croinin, Julie Brousseau, Brooklyn Douthwright, Mary-Sophie HarveyBronzeSwimming
4x200m Freestyle Relay - MenAdam Wu, Javier Acevedo, Alexander Axon, Jeremy Bagshaw, Raben Dommann, Blake Tierney, Finlay KnoxBronzeSwimming
Team Sprint - WomenEmy Savard, Sarah Orban, Jackie BoyleBronzeCycling - Track
Rings - MenFélix DolciBronzeArtistic Gymnastics
Boulder & Lead - WomenAlannah YipBronzeSport Climbing
Double Sculls - WomenAlizée Brien, Shaye de PaivaBronzeRowing
50m Rifle 3 Positions - WomenShannon WestlakeBronzeShooting
Singles - WomenRachel ChanBronzeBadminton
4x100m Medley Relay - MenBlake Tierney, Gabe Mastromatteo, Finlay Knox, Javier Acevedo, Raben Dommann, Brayden Taivassalo, Keir Ogilvie, Edouard Fullum-HuotBronzeSwimming
Vault - MenFélix DolciBronze Artistic Gymnastics
Beam - WomenAva StewartBronzeArtistic Gymnastics
Horizontal Bar - MenRené CournoyerBronzeArtistic Gymnastics
71kg - MenJunior PetanquiBronzeBoxing
92kg - MenBryan ColwellBronzeBoxing
50kg - WomenMckenzie WrightBronzeBoxing
66kg - WomenCharlie CavanaghBronzeBoxing
Relay - Women Kelly Fitzsimmons, Devan WiebeBronzeModern Pentathlon
K-1 - MenMaël RivardBronzeCanoe/Kayak - Slalom
K-1 - WomenLéa BaldoniBronzeCanoe/Kayak - Slalom
Individual - Mixed Lindsay TraisnelBronzeEquestrian - Eventing
73kg - MenAntoine BouchardBronzeJudo
81kg - Men David PopoviciBronzeJudo
SUP Surf - MenFinn SpencerBronzeSurfing
Individual Foil - WomenJessica GuoBronzeFencing
Doubles - MixedEugene Wang, Mo ZhangBronzeTable Tennis
5000m - MenCharles Philibert-ThiboutotSilverAthletics
Singles - WomenMo ZhangBronzeTable Tennis
Singles - MenEugene WangBronzeTable Tennis
Singles - WomenHollie NaughtonBronzeSquash
Freestyle 97kg - MenNishan RandhawaBronzeWrestling
Individual Épée - WomenRuien (Angel) XiaoBronzeFencing
Individual Sabre - MenFares ArfaBronzeFencing
Individual Sabre - MenShaul GordonBronzeFencing
Freestyle 74kg - MenAdam ThomsonBronzeWrestling
Hammer Throw - WomenKaila ButlerBronzeAthletics
Freestyle 86kg - MenHunter LeeBronzeWrestling
68kg - Women Olivia Di Bacco BronzeWrestling
5000m - WomenJulie-Anne StaehliBronzeAthletics
C-1 200m - WomenSophia JensenBronzeCanoe/Kayak - Sprint
49er - MenWilliam Jones, Justin BarnesBronzeSailing
Team - Mixed Sydney Carroll, Scarlett Finn, Audrey Lamothe, Jonnie Newman, Raphaelle Plante, Kenzie Priddell, Claire Scheffel, Florence Tremblay, Olen VerbinskaBronzeArtistic Swimming
Kata - WomenClaudia Laos-LooBronzeKarate
Men Floris van Son, Devohn Noronha Teixeira, Oliver Scholfield, Keegan Pereira, Balraj Panesar, Brendan Guraliuk, Sean Davis, Gordon Johnston, Brenden Bissett, Fin Boothroyd, Matthew Sarmento, James Kirkpatrick, Sam Cabral, Taylor Curran, Ethan McTavish, Thomson HarrisBronzeField Hockey
C-1 1000m - MenConnor FitzpatrickBronzeCanoe/Kayak - Sprint
K-2 500m - WomenCourtney Stott, Madeline SchmidtBronzeCanoe/Kayak - Sprint
Relay - MixedBrock Hoel, Emy Legault, Liam Donnelly, Dominika JamnickyBronzeTriathlon
Team - MenDavid Baillargeon, Graeme Schnell, George CrowneBronzeSquash
Women Morgan Rackel, Morgan Reimer, Nicole Rivait, Kianna Jones, Dawn Bodrug, Sara Groenewegen, Zoe Hicks, Janet Leung, Callum Pilgrim, Erika Polidori, Natalie Wideman, Grace Messmer, Rylie Crane, Emma Entzminger, Larissa Franklin, Kelsey HarshmanBronze Softball
Rugby Sevens - MenElias Ergas, Jacob Thiel, Kalin Sager, Phil Berna, Ethan Hager, Elias Hancock, Thomas Isherwood, Alex Russell, John Carson, Lahlan Kratz, Matt Percillier, David RichardBronzeRugby
68kg - WomenMelissa BraticBronzeKarate
Individual - WomenAlena SharpBronzeGolf