ESPN Deportes gearing up for XVI Pan American Games


When the 16th edition of the Pan American Games kicks off in Guadalajara, Mexico Friday, October 14, ESPN Deportes will be providing extensive multimedia coverage. The games will run through Sunday, October 30.

ESPN Deportes will offer between 90-120 hours of exclusive live coverage, with more than 90 ESPN Deportes team members in Guadalajara. In addition, ESPN2 will offer an additional 20 hours of English-language coverage, while ESPN Deportes coverage will also available on ESPN3

 “Considered the ‘Olympics of the Americas,’ ESPN Deportes is fulfilling the needs of the U.S. Hispanic market by broadcasting this first-class sporting event in such a radically innovative fashion that fans will feel compelled to tune in,” said Lino Garcia, general manager of ESPN Deportes. “We are very excited to bring back The Pan American Games to our viewers this year.”

Highlights include:

90-120 hours of exclusive LIVE coverage on ESPN Deportes and ESPN3

20 hours of English-language coverage on ESPN2

Pan American Games content across seven ESPN platforms: ESPN Deportes, ESPN2, ESPN3, ESPN Deportes Radio,, and ESPN Deportes La Revista.

Comprehensive coverage on ESPN Deportes’ SportsCenter, Nacion ESPN, Juego Cruzado and Los Capitanes.

Special edition of Juego Cruzado hosted by Andres Agulla Live from the Guadalajara, in the heart of the festivities, prior to the Opening Ceremony of the 2011 Pan American Games.

For the first time, ESPN Deportes’ coverage will be produced fully on-site with a team of more than 90, including reporters, commentators, producers and staff.

A state-of-the-art ESPN set will be in the Cathedral’s square.

Four Camera crews will be reporting from the different venues simultaneously.

Renowned Mexican sports expert Jose Ramon Fernandez alongside Andres Agulla and Mauricio Pedroza will serve as hosts of the network’s coverage.

In addition, the voice of more than 15 experts in every sports category will serve as the play-by-play commentary, including Fernando Palomo, Ernesto Jerez, Alex Pombo, Goga Ruiz, Carolina Guillen, Jose Noriega, Fernando Schwartz, among others. will feature a microsite dedicated to covering the games. will include the latest news and information surrounding the competitions, athletes, and each country with exclusive content, video highlights, live chats with the experts on site, and live scores.

ESPN Deportes Radio will provide daily updates across different shows and ESPN La Revista will present special features and exclusive interviews with the athletes.

The 2011 Pan American Games will feature 42 countries, 5,900 athletes and 46 competitions, all throughout the state of Jalisco in cities such as Lagos de Moreno, Tlaquepaque, Ciudad Guzmán, Zapopan, Ajijic and Puerto Vallarta

ESPN Deportes coverage will feature a wide range of competitions including soccer, baseball, basketball, volleyball, boxing swimming, and track & field, among others, in addition to a variety of events taking place in the different participating cities.