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Pan American Games

The Pan-American or Pan American Games (also known colloquially as the Pan Am Games) constitute a major event in the Americas featuring summer and formerly winter sports, in which thousands of athletes participate in a variety of competitions. The Pan American Games are the second largest multi-sport event after the Summer Olympics. The competition is held between athletes from nations of the Americas, held every four years in the year before the Summer Olympic Games. There also has been one edition of the Winter Pan American Games in 1990. The Pan American Games were last held in Guadalajara in 2011. The next edition of the Games will be held in Toronto in 2015. Since 2007, host cities are contracted to manage both the Pan American and the Parapan American Games, in which athletes with physical disabilities compete against one another. The Parapan American Games are held immediately following their respective Pan American Games. PASO is the governing body of the Pan American Games movement, whose structure and actions are defined by the Olympic Charter.

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Pan American Games - Participating Nations
... countries whose National Olympic Committee is recognized by the Pan American Sports Organization compete at the Pan American Games ...
List Of Puerto Rican Records In Swimming - Long Course (50 M) - Men
... m freestyle 22.42 Busquets, Ricardo Ricardo Busquets - August 1997 Pan Pacific Championships Japan, Fukuoka ! Fukuoka, Japan 02 ! 100 m freestyle 49.61 Busquets, Ricardo Ricardo Busquets. 201.67 Guzmán, Manuel Manuel Guzmán - August 1991 Pan American Games Cuba, Havana ! Havana, Cuba 10 ! 50 m breaststroke 28.78 Vélez, Daniel Daniel Vélez - 19 July 2010 Central American ...
Brazil Men's National Water Polo Team - Squads
1984 Olympic Games — 12th place Roberto Borelli, Orlando Chaves, Paulo Abreu, Carlos Carvalho, Silvio Manfredi, Solon Santos, Ricardo Tonieto, Eric Tebbe Borges, Mario Souto, Mario Sergio. 1995 Pan American Games — Silver Medal Adriano Marsili, Alexandre Miguel Lopes, Armando Gutfreund, Daniel Mameri, Diogo Freitas, Erik Seegerer, Guilherme Pinciroli. 2003 Pan American Games — Silver Medal André Capiberibe, André Cordeiro, Yansel Galindo, André Raposo, Felipe Perrone, Daniel Mameri, Erik Seegerer, Fábio Chiquidimo, Gabriel Reis ...
Lily Zhang - International Career - Pan American Games
... Lily participated in the 2011 Pan American Games where she played both as an individual and also as part of the United States team ... Lily and the two other Americans on the team, Ariel Hsing and Erica Wu, took home a team bronze medal ...
Sports In The Dominican Republic - Pan American Games
... The Dominican Republic hosted the 2003 Pan American Games in Santo Domingo. ...

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