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1979 Pan American Games

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Host city  San Juan
Nations participating  34
Events  250 in 24 sports
Country  Puerto Rico
Athletes participating  3,700
Opening ceremony  July 1
1979 Pan American Games

The 8th Pan American Games were held in San Juan, Puerto Rico, from July 1 to July 15, 1979. The 1980 documentary film A Step Away showcased a number of athletes competing in the Games.


Medal count

To sort this table by nation, total medal count, or any other column, click on the icon next to the column title.


^ The medal count for Canada is disputed.


The 1979 Games were the first one to feature a mascot, which was a running frog holding a torch named Coqui.


1979 Pan American Games Wikipedia

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