|Host city Mar del Plata|
Nations participating 42
Events 309 in 34 sports
Athletes participating 5,144
Opening ceremony March 12
The 12th Pan American Games were held in Mar del Plata, Argentina, from March 12 to March 26, 1995. After 44 years, this was the Pan American Games first return to the country that hosted the first Games, in 1951.
The seaside resort city of Mar del Plata hosted the XII Pan American Games. The city of 600,000 is located 400 km south of Buenos Aires. Welcoming 5,144 athletes from 42 countries of PASO community, events were held in 34 different sports. The Games were held early by Northern Hemisphere standards, but in early autumn in the Southern Hemisphere.
Organizers spread the 1995 games throughout Argentina, including Buenos Aires, Parana, and of course Mar del Plata.
Mar del Plata
Mascot and logo
The mascot, Lobi, is a sea lion, an animal commonly found in the waters of Mar de Plata. He stands for the host city and is displayed with welcoming open arms. The words in the poster are constructed to imply a launching point or podium.
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^ The medal count for the United States is disputed.
The sports of basque pelota, karate, racquetball, squash and triathlon appeared on the schedule for the first time.