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1955 Pan American Games

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Host city  Mexico City
Nations participating  22
Events  146 in 17 sports
Country  Mexico
Athletes participating  2,583
Opening ceremony  March 12
1955 Pan American Games

The 2nd Pan American Games opened on March 12, 1955, in the University Stadium (now Olympic Stadium) in Mexico City, Mexico, in front of a capacity crowd of 100,000 spectators.

A total number of 2,583 athletes from 22 nations marched in review and formed ranks upon the infield. The nations paraded into the stadium in Spanish alphabetical order: Argentina, Bahamas, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Chile, CuraƧao, El Salvador, United States, Guatemala, Haiti, Jamaica, Panama, Paraguay, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, Venezuela, and Mexico. The hot sun, combined with the high altitude, caused two members of the U.S. team to collapse. Both quickly recovered.

Medal count

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^ The medal counts for the United States, Argentina and Chile are disputed.


1955 Pan American Games Wikipedia