1955 Pan American Games

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II Pan American Games
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Official logo of the
Mexico City 1955 Pan American Games.
Host city Mexico City
Country Mexico
Nations participating 22
Athletes participating 2,583
Events 146 in 17 sports
Opening ceremony March 12
Closing ceremony March 26
Officially opened by President Adolfo Ruiz Cortines
Main venue Estadio Olímpico Universitario
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The 2nd Pan American Games opened on March 12, 1955, in the University Stadium (now Olympic Stadium) in Mexico City, Mexico, in front of a capacity crowd of 100,000 spectators.

A total number of 2,583 athletes from 22 nations marched in review and formed ranks upon the infield.[1] The nations paraded into the stadium in Spanish alphabetical order: Argentina, Bahamas, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Chile, Curaçao, El Salvador, United States, Guatemala, Haiti, Jamaica, Panama, Paraguay, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, Venezuela, and Mexico. The hot sun, combined with the high altitude, caused two members of the U.S. team to collapse. Both quickly recovered.

Medal count[edit]

1 Host nation

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Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  United States (USA) a 81/88 58 38 177/184
2  Argentina (ARG) a 27 31/33 15/20 73/80
3  Mexico (MEX) 1 17 11 30 58
4  Chile (CHI) a 4 7/8 13 24/25
5  Canada (CAN) 4 4 3 11

^ The medal counts for the United States, Argentina and Chile are disputed.



  1. ^ "II Pan American Games". la84foundation.org. Archived from the original on 2010-05-06. Retrieved 2009-10-31.