Important details about Pan American Games you must know

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(Last Updated On: December 31, 2016)

The Pan American Games or Pan American Games are played between the nations of both the Americas. It is probably in line with the Asian Games or Asiad in which all the Asian nations compete against each other in a multi sport event takes place at one city. Here are all the important details about Pan American Games, you must know.

Important details about Pan American Games you must know

Sports and Disciplines at Pan American Games

One must aware that the regulating authority of the Pan American Games PASO (Pan American Sports Organization) is very much particular between counting an event as a sport and a discipline. For example, Aquatics is a discipline in the Olympics, but it is a sport in the Pan American games. Even medals are awarded on a per event basis at Pan American Games hence there can be more events per sports or a discipline. Baseball, Rugby Sevens and Softball has two disciplines at the Pan American Games. Here is the list of sports and disciplines at Pan American Games to be held during the 2015 Pan American Games at Toronto.

  • Diving – 8
  • Swimming – 34
  • Synchronized Swimming – 2
  • Water Polo – 2
  • Canoe/kayak (Sprint) – 13
  • Canoe/kayak (Slalom) – 5
  • BMX – 2
  • Mountain Biking – 2
  • Road Cycling – 4
  • Track Cycling – 10
  • Artistic – 14
  • Rhythmic – 8
  • Trampoline – 2
  • Volleyball (Beach) – 2
  • Volleyball (Indoor) – 2
  • Dressage – 6
  • Eventing – 6
  • Jumping – 6
  • Freestyle – 18
  • Greco Roman – 18
  • Archery – 4
  • Athletics – 47
  • Badminton – 5
  • Baseball – 2
  • Basketball – 2
  • Bowling – 4
  • Boxing – 13
  • Fencing – 12
  • Field Hockey – 2
  • Football – 2
  • Golf – 4
  • Handball – 2
  • Judo – 14
  • Karate – 10
  • Modern Pentathlon – 2
  • Racquetball – 6
  • Roller Skating – 8
  • Rowing – 14
  • Rugby Sevens – 2
  • Sailing – 10
  • Shooting – 15
  • Softball – 2
  • Squash – 6
  • Table Tennis – 4
  • Taekwondo – 8
  • Tennis – 5
  • Triathlon – 2
  • Water Skiing – 9
  • Weightlifting – 15
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 Leading Medal Winning Nations at the Pan American Games

Here are the top 10 medal winning nations at the Pan American Games (Gold – Silver – Bronze – Total)

  1. United States of America (1861 – 1379 – 932 – 4172)
  2. Cuba (839 – 566 – 527 – 1932)
  3. Canada (377 – 586 – 733 – 1696)
  4. Brazil (287 – 319 – 460 – 1066)
  5. Argentina (279 – 305 – 407 – 991)
  6. Mexico (197 – 248 – 460 – 915)
  7. Venezuela (85 – 183 – 257 – 525)
  8. Colombia (82 – 134 – 195 – 411)
  9. Chile (39 – 85 – 133 – 257)
  10. Puerto Rico (27 – 79 – 121 – 227)
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