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The Pan American Games are a multi-sport event, held every four years between competitors from all nations of the Americas. A multi-sport event is a competition in which athletes compete in a number of different sports. ... World map showing the Americas The Americas are the lands of the Western hemisphere or New World consisting of the continents of North America and South America with their associated islands and regions. ...

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History

The idea of holding a Pan American Games grew from the Central American Games first organised in the 1920s. In 1932, a first proposal was made for Pan American Games, and the Pan American Sports Organization was established. The first Games were scheduled to be staged in Buenos Aires in 1943, but World War II caused them to be postponed until 1951. Since then, the Games have been held every four years, with partipication at the most recent event at over 5000 athletes from 42 countries. The 1920s was a decade sometimes referred to as the Jazz Age or the Roaring Twenties, usually applied to America. ... 1932 (MCMXXXII) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link will take you to a full 1932 calendar). ... The Pan American Games are a multi-sport event, held every four years between competitors from all nations of the Americas. ... Coordinates: Found 1536, 1580 Chief of Government Jorge Telerman Area    - City 203 km²  (78. ... 1943 (MCMXLIII) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1943 calendar). ... Combatants Major Allied powers: United Kingdom Soviet Union United States Republic of China and others Major Axis powers: Nazi Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Harry Truman Chiang Kai-Shek Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tojo Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead... 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday; see its calendar. ...


However, the Pan American games have lost status and have not received much attention in the sporting press as of late in the United States and Canada. The 1999 games in Winnipeg were attended mainly by second-string American athletes and were not covered by any news anchors or television from the major U.S. broadcast networks, although a one-hour highlights package aired on ESPN after the games. In Canada, there was plenty of coverage, including a nightly two-hour program on CBC, with an additional hour on local affiliate CBWT, French-language coverage on Radio-Canada, plus daytime coverage on TSN. By 2003, the Pan American Games were once again neglected by the media. Motto: Unum Cum Virtute Multorum (One With the Strength of Many) Coordinates: Country Canada Province Manitoba Region Winnipeg Capital Region Established, 1738 (Fort Rouge) Renamed 1822 (Fort Garry) Incorporated 1873 (City of Winnipeg) City Mayor Sam Katz Governing Body Winnipeg City Council MPs List of MPs MLAs List of MLAs... ESPN (an acronym for the Entertainment and Sports Programming Network) is an American cable television network dedicated to broadcasting sports-related programming 24 hours a day. ... The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), a Canadian crown corporation, is the country’s national public radio and television broadcaster. ... CBWT is a Canadian Broadcasting Corporation television station in Winnipeg, Manitoba. ... Télévision de Radio-Canada, often simply Radio-Canada, is the main French language television service of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. ... TSN may also refer to The Sporting News, The Sierra Network, Team Sportscast Network, or taxonomic serial number. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Generally, the Pan American Games receive plenty of attention in most Latin American countries. The 2007 edition, to be held in Brazil, has prompted the Organizing Committee to restore important venues such as the Estádio do Maracanã and build a new Olympic Village. It is expected that the games will improve infrastructure in the city and lay the foundations for a possible bid for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. 2007 (MMVII) will be a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Estádio do Maracanã, Maracanã stadium, (official name: Estádio Jornalista Mário Filho) ( ), in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, is one of the largest football stadiums in the world. ... An Olympic Park is a venue or group of venues set up when a country hosts the Olympic Games. ... The 2014 FIFA World Cup is scheduled to take place in South America. ...


There have been attempts to hold Pan American Winter Games as well, but these have been without much success. The planned 1989 edition had to be postponed until a year later due to bad weather conditions, and even then only the alpine events could be held. The edition for 1993 was cancelled completely, and the Pan American Winter Games have not been held since. 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ...


Locations of Pan American Games

For a more detailed table, see Overview of the Pan American Games.
Pan American Games
Year Games Host City Country
1951 I Buenos Aires Argentina
1955 II Mexico City Mexico
1959 III Chicago United States United States
1963 IV São Paulo Brazil Brazil
1967 V Winnipeg Canada Canada
1971 VI Cali Colombia Colombia
1975 VII Mexico City Mexico Mexico
1979 VIII San Juan Puerto Rico Puerto Rico
1983 IX Caracas Venezuela Venezuela
1987 X Indianapolis United States United States
1991 XI Havana Cuba Cuba
1995 XII Mar del Plata Argentina Argentina
1999 XIII Winnipeg Canada Canada
2003 XIV Santo Domingo Dominican Republic Dominican Republic
2007 XV Rio de Janeiro Brazil Brazil
2011 XVI Guadalajara Mexico Mexico

Categories: ... The Pan American Games originated in 1932. ... Coordinates: Found 1536, 1580 Chief of Government Jorge Telerman Area    - City 203 km²  (78. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Argentina_(alternative). ... The 2nd Pan American Games opened on 12 March in the University Stadium (now Olympic Stadium) before a capacity crowd of 100,000 spectators. ... Nickname: La Ciudad de los Palacios Country Mexico State Federal District Founded (as Tenochtitlan) 1325 Head of Government Marcelo Ebrard Area    - City 1,479 1 km² Elevation 2,240 m Population    - City (2005) 8,720,916  - Density 5,741/km² Time zone Central Time zone (UTC-6) 1 Area of... Image File history File links Flag_of_Mexico_(1934-1968). ... The 3rd Pan American Games opened on 27 August in sunny 90 degree heat before 40,000 people in Chicago, Illinois, USA at Soldier Field. ... Nickname: The Windy City, The Second City, Chi Town, The City of Big Shoulders The 312 Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in Chicagoland and Illinois Coordinates: Country United States State Illinois County Cook Incorporated March 4, 1837 Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... The 4th Pan American Games were held in São Paulo, Brazil. ... Motto: Non ducor, duco (Latin: I am not led, I lead) Administrative division of the city Country Brazil Region Southeast State São Paulo Mayor Gilberto Kassab (PFL) Area    - City 1,522. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ... The 5th Pan American Games were held in Winnipeg, Canada. ... Motto: Unum Cum Virtute Multorum (One With the Strength of Many) Coordinates: Country Canada Province Manitoba Region Winnipeg Capital Region Established, 1738 (Fort Rouge) Renamed 1822 (Fort Garry) Incorporated 1873 (City of Winnipeg) City Mayor Sam Katz Governing Body Winnipeg City Council MPs List of MPs MLAs List of MLAs... Image File history File links Flag_of_Canada. ... The 6th Pan American Games were held in Cali, Colombia. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Colombia. ... The 7th Pan American Games were held in Mexico City, Mexico. ... Nickname: La Ciudad de los Palacios Country Mexico State Federal District Founded (as Tenochtitlan) 1325 Head of Government Marcelo Ebrard Area    - City 1,479 1 km² Elevation 2,240 m Population    - City (2005) 8,720,916  - Density 5,741/km² Time zone Central Time zone (UTC-6) 1 Area of... Image File history File links Flag_of_Mexico. ... The 8th Pan American Games were held in San Juan, Puerto Rico. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Puerto_Rico. ... The 9th Pan American Games were held in Caracas, Venezuela. ... Nickname: La Sultana del Avila (English:The Avilas Sultan) La Sucursal del Cielo (English:Branch of Heaven) Motto: Ave María Santísima, sin pecado concebida, en el primer instante de su ser natural. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Venezuela_1930-2006. ... The 10th Pan American Games were held in Indianapolis, United States. ... The Indianapolis skyline Indianapolis is the capital of the U.S. state of Indiana. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... The 11th Pan American Games were held in Havana, Cuba. ... Havana (Spanish in full: Ciudad de La Habana, formerly named San Cristóbal de La Habana; UN/LOCODE: CU HAV) is the capital of Cuba. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Cuba. ... The 12th Pan American Games were held in Mar del Plata, Argentina. ... Map of Mar del Plata and the surrounding region View of Mar del Plata from the air, Argentina Mar del Plata is an Argentine city located on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean in the Buenos Aires Province, 400 km south of Buenos Aires. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Argentina. ... The 13th Pan American Games were held in Winnipeg, Canada for the second time, after the 1967 edition of the multi-sports event. ... Motto: Unum Cum Virtute Multorum (One With the Strength of Many) Coordinates: Country Canada Province Manitoba Region Winnipeg Capital Region Established, 1738 (Fort Rouge) Renamed 1822 (Fort Garry) Incorporated 1873 (City of Winnipeg) City Mayor Sam Katz Governing Body Winnipeg City Council MPs List of MPs MLAs List of MLAs... Image File history File links Flag_of_Canada. ... The 14th Pan American Games were held in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. ... Santo Domingo from space, May 1992 Plaza Colón Santo Domingo de Guzmán, population 2,061,200 (2003), estimated 2,253,437 in 2006, is the capital and the largest city of the Dominican Republic. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Dominican_Republic. ... The 15th Pan American Games will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. ... Location of Rio de Janeiro Coordinates: Country Brazil Region Southeast State Rio de Janeiro Mayor Cesar Maia (PFL) Area    - City 1,260 km² Population    - City (2005) 5,613,000 [1]  - Density 4,781/km²  - Metro 11,620,000 [2] Time zone UTC-3 (UTC-3) Website: www. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ... The 16th Pan American Games are to take place in 2011. ... Nickname: City of Roses Western Pearl Coordinates: Country Mexico State Jalisco Boroughs Guadalajara Zapopan Tlaquepaque Tonala Tlajomulco de Zuñiga Foundation 1542 Mayor Ernesto A. Espinosa Guarro Area    - City 187. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Mexico. ...

Medals table

The table below gives an overview of the all-time medal count of the Pan American Games.

All-Time Pan American Games Medal Count
Pos Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 United States 1651 1207 821 3679
2 Cuba 722 496 440 1658
3 Canada 309 503 627 1439
4 Argentina 247 263 330 840
5 Brazil 187 243 335 765
6 Mexico 139 193 378 710
7 Venezuela 61 133 189 383
8 Colombia 43 89 149 281
9 Chile 31 65 99 195
10 Puerto Rico 18 66 101 185
11 Jamaica 18 28 58 104
12 Dominican Republic 13 37 68 118
13 Uruguay 11 21 40 72
14 Ecuador 9 9 26 44
15 Trinidad & Tobago 8 16 22 46
16 Peru 5 24 50 79
17 Guatemala 5 9 27 41
18 Bahamas 4 9 6 19
19 Costa Rica 4 6 10 20
20 Suriname 4 2 5 11
21 Netherlands Antilles 3 9 15 27
22 Panama 2 19 24 45
23 Guyana 2 4 10 16
24 Bermuda 1 4 3 8
25 US Virgin Islands 0 4 5 9
26 Barbados 0 3 6 9
El Salvador 0 3 6 9
28 Nicaragua 0 3 5 8
29 Haiti 0 2 4 6
30 Cayman Islands 0 2 0 2
31 Paraguay 0 1 5 6
32 Honduras 0 1 3 4
33 Bolivia 0 1 2 3
34 Grenada 0 1 1 2
35 Dominica 0 1 0 1
36 Belize 0 0 2 2
37 Antigua & Barbuda 0 0 1 1
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 0 0 1 1
Saint Lucia 0 0 1 1
40 Aruba 0 0 0 0
British Virgin Islands 0 0 0 0
Saint Kitts & Nevis 0 0 0 0
3497 3477 3875 10849

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Participating Nations

As early as the 2007 Pan American Games, Curaçao and Saint Maarten of the Netherlands Antilles could be participating in the games. Both will become new countries inside the Kingdom of the Netherlands much like Aruba. They get national status the month of the 2007 Games. Image File history File links Flag_of_Antigua_and_Barbuda. ... Antigua and Barbuda is an island nation located in the eastern Caribbean Sea on the boundary with the Atlantic Ocean. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Argentina. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Aruba. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Bahamas. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Barbados. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Belize. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Bermuda. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Bolivia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_British_Virgin_Islands. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Canada. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Cayman_Islands. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Chile. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Colombia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Costa_Rica. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Cuba. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Dominica. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Dominican_Republic. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ecuador. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_El_Salvador. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Grenada. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Guatemala. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Guyana. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Haiti. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Honduras. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Jamaica. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Mexico. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands_Antilles. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Nicaragua. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Panama. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Paraguay. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Peru. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Puerto_Rico. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Saint_Kitts_and_Nevis. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Saint_Lucia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Saint_Vincent_and_the_Grenadines. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Suriname. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Trinidad_and_Tobago. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States_Virgin_Islands. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Uruguay. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Venezuela. ... The 15th Pan American Games will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. ... Anthem: Himno di Kòrsou Capital Willemstad Area  - Total  - % water (Not ranked) 450 km² Negligible Population  - Total  - Density 173,400 (2006) 391/km² For other uses, see Curaçao (disambiguation). ... Saint Martin - NASA NLT Landsat 7 (Visible Color) Satellite Image Flag of Sint Maarten Saint Martin is a tropical island in the northeast Caribbean, approximately 150 miles east of Puerto Rico. ...


Sports

  • Racquetball
  • Roller Sports
  • Rowing
  • Sailing
  • Shooting
  • Softball
  • Squash
  • Swimming
  • Synchronized Swimming
  • Table Tennis
  • Taekwondo
  • Team Handball
  • Tennis
  • Triathlon
  • Volleyball
  • Water Polo
  • Weightlifting
  • Wrestling

Cuba has dominated the baseball tournament at the Pan American Games since its inception. ... A young rider at a horse show in Australia. ... A mens football (soccer) tournament was held every Pan American Games, womens tournament was only added began 1999. ... Argentina has dominated the Mens Field Hockey Tournament at the Pan American Games since its inception in 1967. ... Swimming has inducted in the Pan American Games since the first edition of the multi-sports event in 1951, for both men and women. ... This article or section may be confusing or unclear for some readers, and should be edited to rectify this. ... Categories: | ...

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