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1975 Pan American Games

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Host city  Mexico City
Nations participating  33
Events  190 in 19 sports
Country  Mexico (North America)
Athletes participating  3,146
Opening ceremony  October 12
1975 Pan American Games

The 7th Pan American Games were held in Mexico City, Mexico, from October 12 to October 26, 1975, exactly twenty years after the 2nd Pan American Games were held there. It was the third major sporting event held in the Mexican capital in seven years, after the 1968 Summer Olympics and the 1970 FIFA World Cup.


Host city election

Santiago, Chile, had originally been awarded the 7th Pan American Games. Financial difficulties and political turmoil forced the organizers to withdraw. The Brazilian city of São Paulo was then awarded the games, but was forced to withdraw on October 17, 1974, due to financial problems and a meningitis outbreak. On October 19, 1974, Mexico City was named host city. PASO members were impressed by the organization of the Games on such short notice. So much so, that they elected the President of the Mexican Olympic Committee, Mario Vázquez Raña, as the next PASO President during their meeting in Mexico City.

Medal count

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^ The medal counts for the United States, Cuba and Canada are disputed.


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  • References

    1975 Pan American Games Wikipedia