1975 Pan American Games

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VII Pan American Games
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Official logo of the
Mexico City 1975 Pan American Games.
Host city Mexico City
Country Mexico (North America)
Nations participating 33
Athletes participating 3,146
Events 190 in 19 sports
Opening ceremony October 12
Closing ceremony October 26
Officially opened by President Luis Echeverría
Main venue Estadio Azteca
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The 7th Pan American Games were held in Mexico City, Mexico, from October 12 to October 26, 1975, exactly twenty years after the 2nd Pan American Games were held there. It was the third major sporting event held in the Mexican capital in seven years, after the 1968 Summer Olympics and the 1970 FIFA World Cup.

Host city election[edit]

Logo of Santiago as host city.

Santiago, Chile, had originally been awarded the 7th Pan American Games. Financial difficulties and political turmoil forced the organizers to withdraw. The Brazilian city of São Paulo was then awarded the games, but was forced to withdraw on October 17, 1974, due to financial problems and a meningitis outbreak. On October 19, 1974, Mexico City was named host city, making it the first Pan Am repeat host. PASO members were so impressed by the organization of the Games on such short notice, they elected the President of the Mexican Olympic Committee, Mario Vázquez Raña, as the next PASO President during their meeting in Mexico City.

Medal count[edit]

1 Host nation

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Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  United States (USA) a 117 82 48/47 247/246
2  Cuba (CUB) a 56/57 45 33/32 134
3  Canada (CAN) a 19/18 35 40/38 94/91
4  Mexico (MEX) 1 9 13 38 60
5  Brazil (BRA) 8 13 23 44

^ The medal counts for the United States, Cuba and Canada are disputed.