The Pan-American Games


Formed in 1951, The Pan American Games have been an excellent opportunity for the Americas to maintain international bonds for over 50 years. Similar to the Olympic Games, the “Pan Am Games” are held once every four years. Though these games are undoubtedly popular, with 42 countries and over 5000 athletes involved at the 2007 Games, they have been repeatedly overshadowed by the more “global” Olympic Games, and often receive significantly less news coverage, especially in North America.


2015 Pan Am Games - Toronto, Canada

2011 Pan Am Games - Guadalajara, Mexico

2007 Pan Am Games - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

2003 Pan Am Games - Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

1999 Pan Am Games - Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada


(The official “Pan American Sports Organization logo”)

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