On December 15, 2020, at the PANAM SPORTS General Assembly, Racquetball was confirmed as a full medal sport to be competed at the 2023 XIX Pan American Games in Santiago, Chile. This is outstanding news for Racquetball and all of the athletes who will strive to qualify to compete for their countries at the Games.
Earlier this year it was announced that Racquetball would not be included in the 2023 Pan American Games. International Racquetball Federation Board Officer Cheryl Kirk recognized IRF President Osvaldo Maggi for his efforts in keeping Racquetball visible and important to the PanAm Sports Organization (PASO). "The communication and efforts that go on behind the scenes to promote Racquetball on the world stage are beyond what most of us can imagine. Please join me in thanking Osvaldo and others who worked so hard on all our behalf."
The 2023 Pan American Games, officially the XIX Pan American Games, will be the 19th edition of the Pan American Games and an international multi-sport event scheduled to be held from October 20 to November 5, 2023, in Santiago, Chile. For more information about Santiago 2023, visit https://www.santiago2023.org/en.