Over one million participants during the month of Physical Activity and Sport

April, the Month of Physical Activity and Sport, an initiative led by the Network of Latin American Cities for Sport and Development (UNESCO) and in coordination with ACES America, successfully concluded its first edition with the participation of over 1,200,000 people in more than 414 events across the continent. This annual event, which aims to promote physical activity and sports in the region, took place in April in 21 cities across 10 countries.

In Chile, Santiago stood out with 118 events, becoming the city with the highest number of activities. Mexico also showed significant participation with 136 events distributed in cities such as León, Mexico City, Chihuahua and Mexicali.

The distribution of events in other countries included:

  • Argentina: Buenos Aires and Puerto Madryn
  • Colombia: Bogotá, Cali, and Montería
  • Costa Rica: San José and Belén
  • Ecuador: Portoviejo and Quito
  • Guatemala: Guatemala City
  • Honduras: Tegucigalpa
  • Peru: Chorrillos
  • Uruguay: Montevideo

“We are tremendously satisfied with the community’s response to this event, which serves as a prelude and complement to the American Week of Sport. We see high participation and enthusiasm for sport and physical activity, which motivates us to continue working towards the health and well-being,” stated Gian F Lupattelli, President of ACES.

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