Pan American Games 2023: How to watch, nations participating, schedule, and more?

The mascot of the Pan American Games 2023, Fiu, is a vibrantly colored bird that matches the rush tyrant, a South American native species.

USA gymnasts at the Pan American Games 2019 (Image Credits - X/ @USAGym)
By Abhiruchi Rout | Oct 17, 2023 | 3 Min Read follow icon Follow Us

From 18 October to 5 November 2023, Santiago, Chile will be the location for the prestigious Pan American Games 2023, drawing top competitors from across the Americas and the Caribbean. Although the grand Opening Ceremony is slated for 20 October, the action kicks off with baseball matches on 18 October. The games span over 16 days and will wrap up with the closing ceremony on 5 November 2023. What makes this year’s games thrilling is the opportunity for athletes to earn over 100 quotas/ spots for the upcoming Paris 2024 Olympics.

The mascot of the Pan American Games 2023, Fiu, is a vibrantly colored bird that matches the rush tyrant, a South American native species. The name Fiu resonates from the unique sound the bird makes as it passes by. Furthermore, the game’s torch encapsulates the rich hues of Chile. The motto “Soñar, Jugar, Ganar” captures the essence of the event which urges participants to “Dream, Play, Win.”

Participating nations

The nations that are taking part at the Pan American Games 2023 are as follows-

Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Canada, Cayman Islands, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Saint Lucia, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela, and United States Virgin Islands.

Schedule for the Pan American Games 2023 and Different Events

The schedule for the Pan American Games 2023 is as follows-

Opening Ceremony: 20 October


Diving: 20–25 October
Swimming: 21–25 October
Open water swimming: 29 October
Artistic swimming: 31 October–3 November
Water Polo: 30 October–4 November

Archery: 1–5 November


Marathons: 22 October
Other Events: 29 October–4 November
Badminton: 21–25 October


Baseball: 18–28 October
Softball: 29 October–4 November

Basketball 3X3: 21–23 October
Basketball: 25 October–4 November

Basque pelota: 31 October–5 November
Boxing: 19–27 October
Bowling: 2–5 November
Breaking: 3–4 November


Slalom: 27–29 October
Sprint: 1–4 November


BMX Racing: 21–22 October
Mountain Bike: 21 October
Road: 22 and 29 October
Track: 24–27 October
BMX Freestyle: 5 November

Equestrian: 22 October–3 November
Fencing: 30 October–4 November
Football: 22 October–4 November
Golf: 2–5 November


Artistic gymnastics: 21–25 October
Rhythmic gymnastics: 1–4 November
Trampoline gymnastics: 3–4 November

Handball: 24 October–4 November
Hockey: 25 October–4 November
Judo: 28–31 October
Karate: 3–5 November
Modern Pentathlon:21–27 October
Raquetball: 21–26 October

Roller skating:

Artistic and speed skating: 3–5 November

Skateboarding: 21–22 October
Rowing: 23–25 October
Rugby Sevens: 3–4 November
Sailing: 28 October–5 November
Shooting: 21–27 October
Sport Climbing: 21–24 October
Squash: 31 October–5 November
Surfing: 24–30 October
Table tennis: 29 October–5 November
Taekwondo: 21–24 October
Tennis: 23–29 October
Triathlon: 2 and 4 November


Beach Volleyball: 21–27 October
Volleyball (Women’s): 21–26 October
Volleyball (Men’s): 30 October–4 November

Water ski: 21–24 October
Weightlifting: 21–24 October
Wrestling: 1–4 November

Closing Ceremony: 5 November

Where to watch the Games?

One can watch the Santiago 2023 Pan American Games live on a variety of TV broadcasters and streaming platforms. The Olympic Channel provides comprehensive coverage of the events and can be accessed through and the official Olympics app. Those in the USA and Canada have the option to stream via Fubo TV, although a subscription is necessary. Additionally, PanAm Sports Channel offers broadcasts for viewers in the USA, Canada, and Jamaica. For spectators in Chile, Chilevision, TVN, and Canal 13 are the go-to channels. Meanwhile, Brazilian fans can tune into Canal Olímpico do Brasil and CazéTV to stay updated.

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