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1983 Pan American Games

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Host city  Caracas
Nations participating  36
Events  269 in 23 sports
Country  Venezuela
Athletes participating  3,426
Opening ceremony  August 14
1983 Pan American Games

The ninth Pan American Games were held in Caracas, Venezuela from August 14 to August 29, 1983. The games were the first major international competition to include relatively accurate steroid testing. After 15 athletes, mostly weightlifters, tested positive, many others — including 12 American track and field athletes — came down with injuries, got sick, or found other reasons to withdraw from competition and avoid the test.


Medal count

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  • Archery
  • Athletics
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Boxing
  • Cycling
  • Diving
  • Equestrian
  • Fencing
  • Football (soccer)
  • Gymnastics
  • Field hockey
  • Judo
  • Rowing
  • Sailing
  • Shooting
  • Softball
  • Sambo
  • Swimming
  • Synchronized swimming
  • Table tennis
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Weightlifting
  • Wrestling
  • Mascot

    The 1983 Games' mascot was a lion holding a 1983 sign named Santiaguito.


    1983 Pan American Games Wikipedia

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