Cali, American Capital of Sport 2019
ACES Europe in its development outside Europe has started in Colombia with the first American Capital of Sport for 2019 with Santiago de Cali as first awarded city. Following the same criterias and format like in Europe the Colombian municipality passed the visit of the Jury one week ago showing the big sport infrastructure they have and especially with the public 14 sport programmes they have for social inclusion though physical activity for free for all citizens of the city.
‘It was a fantastic experience and the future of knowledge exchange we have in between Europe and America is huge in terms of improvement the quality of sport policies in the cities’ said one member of Evaluation Commission during the visit.
Santiago de Cali will receive the award in Paris next December the 5th at UNESCO Headquarters with Abu Dhabi, the first World Capital of Sport.