Lima will host the 130th International Olympic Committee (IOC) Session in 2017 after defeating Helsinki in an election here.
It will be the third IOC Session on South American soil in five years following the 2013 event in Buenos Aires and the 2016 edition due to be held in Rio de Janeiro on the eve of the Olympics i the Brazilian city.
In a 15-minute presentation this morning, during which IOC member Iván Dibós and Peruvian Olympic Committee President José Quiñones González, each spoke, the growing strength of the nation as a major events venue was outlined.
It follows the decision last year to award Peru the 2019 Pan American Games.
The Session will be held in the summer of 2017, although a specific date is yet to be revealed.
But it will be particularly significant because a decision is due to be made there as to which city hosts the 2024 Olympics and Paralympics.
The United States is one leading contender in the contest, with a process currently underway to decide which city out of Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. will launch a bid.
Other countries reportedly considering attempts are Germany, Qatar, Istanbul, South Africa, Italy, Azerbaijan and France.
Contenders for the 2024 Olympics must submit their candidacies next year by September 15, before a preliminary application phase lasting until April or May 2016.
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July 2014: Peruvian capital Lima bidding to host 2017 IOC Session
February 2014: PASO President Vázquez Raña congratulates Peru on early preparations for Lima 2019
October 2013: Lima awarded 2019 Pan American and Parapan Games