Pan American Games

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The Pan American Games (also known colloquially as the Pan Am Games) is a major sporting event in the Americas featuring summer sports, in which thousands of athletes participate in a variety of competitions.wikipedia
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2023 Pan American Games

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The XVIII Pan American Games were held in Lima from July 26–August 11; the XIX Pan American Games will be held in Santiago between 20 October-5 November.
The 2023 Pan American Games, officially the XIX Pan American Games, will be the 19th edition of the Pan American Games and an international multi-sport event scheduled to be held from October 22 to November 5, 2023 in Santiago, Chile.

2019 Pan American Games

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The XVIII Pan American Games were held in Lima from July 26–August 11; the XIX Pan American Games will be held in Santiago between 20 October-5 November.
These Pan American Games were held at venues in and around Lima, and are the largest sporting event ever hosted by the country.

Panam Sports

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The Pan American Sports Organization (PASO) is the governing body of the Pan American Games movement, whose structure and actions are defined by the Olympic Charter.
The organization's flagship event is the quadrennial Pan American Games, held since 1951.

1990 Winter Pan American Games

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The only Winter Pan American Games were held in 1990.
They were the only Winter Pan American Games.

Parapan American Games

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Since the XV Pan American Games in 2007, host cities are contracted to manage both the Pan American and the Parapan American Games, in which athletes with physical disabilities compete with one another.
The Parapan American Games is an international multi-sport event for athletes with physical disabilities held every four years after every Pan American Games.

Pan American Games sports

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The Pan American Games program, consisting of the sports to be contested at the Games, is determined by PASO.
The number and kinds of events may change slightly from one Pan American Games to another.

Multi-sport event

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The Pan American Games (also known colloquially as the Pan Am Games) is a major sporting event in the Americas featuring summer sports, in which thousands of athletes participate in a variety of competitions.
Regional games were another kind of multi-sport event that was established, such as the Far Eastern Championship Games (1913), the Central American and Caribbean Games (1926) or the Pan American Games (1951).

1951 Pan American Games

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A second Pan American Sports Congress held in London during the 1948 Summer Olympics reconfirmed Buenos Aires as the choice of host city for the inaugural games, which were held in 1951.
The 1951 Pan American Games (the I Pan American Games) were held in Buenos Aires, Argentina between February 25 and March 9, 1951.

National Olympic Committee

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The Pan American Games Movement consists of international sports federations (IFs), National Olympic Committees (NOCs) that are recognized by PASO, and organizing committees for each specific Pan American Games.

2015 Pan American Games

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While the inaugural 1951 Games hosted 2,513 participants representing 14 nations, the most recent 2015 Pan American Games involved 6,132 competitors from 41 countries.
The 2015 Pan American Games (Jeux Panaméricains de 2015), officially the XVII Pan American Games and commonly known as the Toronto 2015 Pan-Am Games (Jeux panaméricains de 2015 à Toronto), were a major international multi-sport event celebrated in the tradition of the Pan American Games, as governed by Pan American Sports Organization (PASO).

United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee

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The Santiago organizing committee eventually gave up on planning the Games after the United States Olympic Committee declined to participate, and the idea has not been revived since.
The USOPC is responsible for supporting, entering and overseeing U.S. teams for the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Youth Olympic Games, Pan American Games, and Parapan American Games and serves as the steward of the Olympic and Paralympic Movements in the United States.

Las Leñas

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In 1988, members of PASO voted to hold the first Pan American Winter Games at Las Leñas, Argentina in September 1989.
Las Leñas hosted men's Downhill events for the 1986 and 1987 Alpine Skiing World Cup, women's Downhill and Super-G events in 1990 and the only Winter Pan American Games in 1990.

1987 Pan American Games

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Exceptions occurred in the 1987, 1999 and 2007 Games, each of which had only one cauldron.
The 1987 Pan American Games, officially known as the X Pan American Games, was a major international multi-sport event which was celebrated in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States, from 7 August to 23 August 1987.

1999 Pan American Games

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Exceptions occurred in the 1987, 1999 and 2007 Games, each of which had only one cauldron.
The 1999 Pan American Games, officially the XIII Pan American Games or the 13th Pan American Games, was a major international multi-sport event that was held from July 23 to August 8, 1999, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

1995 Pan American Games

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During the 1995 Pan American Games, which was hosted in Mar del Plata, Argentina, the Argentine flag entered the stadium first, while the country's delegation entered last (similar to what happened with Greece in the 2004 Summer Olympics).
The 12th Pan American Games were held in Mar del Plata, Argentina, from March 12 to March 26, 1995.

1979 Pan American Games

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The Pan American Games mascot, an animal or human figure representing the cultural heritage of the host country, was introduced in 1979 in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
The 1979 Pan American Games (Spanish: Juegos Panamericanos de 1979), officially the VIII Pan American Games were a multi-sport event governed by the Panam Sports Organization, and were held in San Juan, Puerto Rico, from July 1 to July 15, 1979.

Archery at the Pan American Games

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Archery has been part of the Pan American Games since the 1979 Games in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

San Juan, Puerto Rico

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The Pan American Games mascot, an animal or human figure representing the cultural heritage of the host country, was introduced in 1979 in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
The city has been the host of events within the sports community, including the 1979 Pan American Games; 1966 Central American and Caribbean Games; events of the 2006, 2009 and 2013 World Baseball Classics; the Caribbean Series and the Special Olympics and MLB San Juan Series in 2010.

Athletics at the Pan American Games

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Since its first edition held in 1951, athletics events have been competed at the Pan American Games.

Bowling at the Pan American Games

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Bowling – primarily in the form of the tenpin sport, as regulated by the World Bowling organization (the Pan American Games' tenpin events are governed by World Bowling's PABCON American Zone division), has been a sport at the Pan American Games since the 1991 Pan American Games.

Baseball at the Pan American Games

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The baseball tournament at the Pan American Games has long been considered to be one of the premier international baseball events in the world, even higher than the Olympic Games.

Field hockey at the Pan American Games

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The winner of the field hockey event of the Pan American Games qualifies for the Summer Olympics in the following year.

Cycling at the Pan American Games

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Cycling has been contested at the Pan American Games since the inaugural games in, 1951, without ever leaving the program.

Football at the Pan American Games

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A men's football tournament is held at every Pan American Games since the first edition of the multi-sports event in 1951.

Badminton at the Pan American Games

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Badminton has been part of the Pan American Games since the 1995 Games in Mar del Plata, Argentina.