How to Watch the 2016 Pan American Championships (Live!)

Update: The live stream from Colombian TV below seems to have been discontinued (bummer). We’ll be searching for another high-quality one in the meantime and will update this post if we find one!

Original post: The Pan American Championships are hugely important for a number of countries as far as securing Olympic spots. (You can read what that means for the U.S. Men here, including what they need to do to secure an Olympic spot.) But after several venue and city changes (the event is being held in Cartagena, Colombia), and connectivity issues, it’s been tough for American and/or English language outlets to get a consistent, high-quality live stream ready for the event. Fortunately, we now have a high-quality Spanish language option that (so far) includes crystal-clear video:

Click here to watch Phoenix N3’s live stream of the Pan American Championships in weightlifting. The nearly real-time updated IWF Scoreboard can be found here.

Pan Am Weightlifting Remaining Schedule

Note: All times below are local to Cartagena — better known as Central time in the U.S.

Thursday, June 9th
Men’s 77kg (B) — 12pm
Women’s 63kg (A) — 2pm
Men’s 77kg (A) — 5pm
Women’s 69kg (A) — 7pm

Friday, June 10th
Men’s 94kg (B) — 11am
Women’s 75kg (A) — 1pm
Men’s 85kg (A) — 4pm
Women’s +75kg (A) — 7pm

Saturday, June 11th
Men’s 94kg (A) — 9am
Men’s 105kg (A) — 11:30am
Men’s +105kg (A) — 2pm

Editor’s Note: Kudos to the media outlets — American or not — in Colombia working hard to provide coverage and streams of the event. Venue changes are tough on every front, and sometimes, circumstances that inhibit live streams can be out of their control.

David Tao

David Tao

BarBend's Co-Founder and Editorial Director, David is a veteran of the health & fitness industry, with nearly a decade of experience building and running editorial teams in the space. He also serves as a color commentator for both National and International weightlifting competitions, many through USA Weightlifting.

David graduated from Harvard University and served for several years as Editorial Director/Chief Content Officer of In addition to his work in the health & fitness industry, David has been a writer for Fortune and, as well as a contributor to, Slate, and numerous other outlets across the web and in print. He's especially passionate about the intersection of strength sports and quality, professional media coverage — overlapping interests shared by the BarBend editorial team and which drive their content strategy each and every day.

David is a proud Kentucky native. In his free time, David is a voiceover actor and can be heard in animated films, independent shorts, music videos, commercials, and podcasts.

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