The International Racquetball Federation announced this week that Racquetball has been confirmed as a full medal sport for the 2023 Pan American Games being held in Santiago, Chile. Racquetball is one of five non-Olympic sports to be on the program.
Racquetball Canada is extremely pleased that Racquetball has been named to the Santiago 2023 Games. The Games provide our athletes with an opportunity to compete at the highest level in a multi-sport environment. Training with the potential of representing Canada is very motivating for our high performance athletes and provides an important boost to our National Team program.
This past March, when the Panam Sports Organization announced the initial program of 33 sports for the Games, Racquetball was not included. The Panam Sports General Assembly met again this week and confirmed that Racquetball will be on the program as well as Sport Climbing, Squash, Basque Pelota and Bowling.