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Santiago 2023: The Grand Celebration of the Pan American Games Concludes with Brazil as Pentacampeão

Santiago 2023: The Grand Celebration of the Pan American Games Concludes with Brazil as Pentacampeão

The VII Parapan American Games in Santiago 2023 concluded with great success, featuring a total of 378 champions across 17 sports, 18 disciplines, and 31 competing countries. Brazil secured the win for the fifth time in Santiago 2023: The Grand Celebration of the Pan American Games Concludes with Brazil as five-time champion with 343 medals (156 golds), while the United States surpassed Colombia in the final standings to claim the third position.




Santiago 2023: Brazil Surpasses 150 Golds and Widens the Gap

Santiago 2023: Brazil Surpasses 150 Golds and Widens the Gap


Brazil continues its strong performance, extending its lead over its main pursuer (United States). The Americans gained a comfortable advantage over Colombia (52-46) in the battle for the second position in the games. Far behind, Mexico and Argentina are competing for the fourth place in a tournament where 5 world records were broken.


NHK Trophy 2023: Ziegler Surprises the World, and Yuma Shines Again

NHK Trophy 2023: Ziegler Surprises the World, and Yuma Shines Again

Seventeen-year-old Ava Marie Ziegler, in a stunning performance, clinched the one-two for the United States, leaving Lindsay Thorngren behind and securing the NHK Trophy in Osaka, Japan. In the men's category, Kagiyama Yuma dazzled with the highest score globally in the men's short program, surpassing Uno Shoma.


Newly Elected President in the General Assembly of OLL in Finland

Newly Elected President in the General Assembly of OLL in Finland

The General Assembly of the Finnish Student Sports Federation (OLL) has chosen Mr. Mio Kortelainen from Laurea University of Applied Sciences as President for the year 2024. They also elected the Board for 2024. The meeting brought together representatives from student unions and university sports services, both in Tampere and remotely.