Pan Am Games gets going today

The Games have grown in stature and participation has consistently increased with more countries bidding to host them. A brief chronology reads:

  • 1955 – Mexico City (Mexico) – 12th to 26th March – 2,583 athletes, 22 countries, 17 sports.
  • 1959 – Chicago (USA) – 27th August to 7th September  – 2,263 athletes, 25 countries, 18 sports
  • 1963 – São Paulo (Brazil) – 20th April to 5th May – 1,665 athletes, 22 countries, 19 sports
  • 1967 – Winnipeg (Canada) – 24th July to 6th August – 2,361 athletes, 29 countries, 18 sports
  • 1971 – Cali (Colombia) – 25th July to 8th August – 2,935 athletes, 32 countries, 18 sports
  • 1975 – Mexico City (Mexico) – 12th to 25th October – 3,146 athletes, 33 countries, 18 sports
  • 1979 – San Juan (Puerto Rico) – 1st to 15th July – 3,700 athletes, 34 countries, 22 sports
  • 1983 – Caracas (Venezuela) – 14th to 29th August – 3,426 athletes, 36 countries, 23 sports
  • 1987 – Indianapolis (USA) – 7th to 23rd August – 4,453 athletes, 38 countries, 27 sports
  • 1991 – Havana (Cuba) – 8th to 18th August – 4,519 athletes, 39 countries, 26 sports
  • 1995 – Mar del Plata (Argentina) – 11th to 26th March – 5,144 athletes, 42 countries, 34 sports
  • 1999 – Winnipeg (Canada) – 23rd July to 8th August – 5,000 athletes, 42 countries, 34 sports
  • 2003 – Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) – 1st to 17th August – 5,500 athletes, 42 countries, 35 sports

This year´s edition of the Games, 13th to 29th July,  expects some 5,500 athletes from all 42 NOCs of the Americas participating in 33 sports

 

SVG at the Games

St Vincent and the Grenadines participated in the Pan American Games for the first time in Chicago in 1959.