The official announcement was made by NORCECA Sport Events Department on Wednesday and it marks the first time that a South American country will be hosting the intercontinental event, a qualifying competition to the FIVB World Grand Prix of the following year.
Mexico has organized the competition a total of eight times while the event has taken place once in Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico and United States.
Defending champions United States, Argentina, Canada, Cuba, Colombia, Dominican Republic and hosts Peru are the teams registered so far for the twelve-team event.
Cuba, with four titles, tops the list as the most successful country in the annual competition followed by Brazil with three crowns and United States and Dominican Republic each with two. The Dominican Republic leads in total medals with ten.
Last year, in Ciudad Juarez for second year in a row, USA bounced back from a 0-2 deficit to defeat Brazil (28-30, 18-25, 25-22, 25-21, 15-11) for the gold medal. The bronze went to Cuba following a five-set (25-21, 28-26, 23-25, 18-25, 15-12) victory over Dominican Republic.
The historical podiums of the Women’s Pan Am Cup:
Year Gold Silver Bronze
2002 CUB DOM CAN
2003 USA DOM CUB
2004 CUB USA DOM
2005 CUB DOM BRA
2006 BRA CUB DOM
2007 CUB BRA DOM
2008 DOM BRA ARG
2009 BRA DOM PUR
2010 DOM PER USA
2011 BRA DOM USA
2012 USA BRA CUB
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