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Pan American Games

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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.

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 1942, 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.

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.

Games

Year: Duration: Location: Nations: Sports: Athletes:
1951 Feb 25 - Mar 9 Buenos Aires, Argentina 21 18 2513
1955 Mar 12 - Mar 26 Mexico City, Mexico 22 17 2583
1959 Aug 27 - Sept 7 Chicago, Illinois, United States 25 18 2263
1963 Apr 20 - May 5 São Paulo, Brazil 22 19 1665
1967 July 23 - August 6 Winnipeg, Canada 29 19 2361
1971 July 30 - Aug 13 Cali, Colombia 32 17 2935
1975 Oct 12 - Oct 26 Mexico City, Mexico 33 19 3146
1979 July 1 - July 15 San Juan, Puerto Rico 34 22 3700
1983 Aug 14 - Aug29 Caracas, Venezuela 36 22 3426
1987 Aug 8 - Aug 23 Indianapolis, United States 38 27 4453
1991 Aug 2 - Aug 18 Havana, Cuba 39 34 4519
1995 Mar 12 - Mar 26 Mar del Plata, Argentina 42 33 5144
1999 July 23 - Aug 8 Winnipeg, Canada 42 34 5275
2003 Aug 1 - Aug 17 Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic 42 5000
2007 July 13 - July 29 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

External Links

it:Giochi panamericani

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