1991 Pan American Games

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XI Pan American Games
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Official logo of the
Havana 1991 Pan American Games.
Host city Havana
Country Cuba
Nations participating 39
Athletes participating 4,519
Events 329 in 33 sports
Opening ceremony August 2
Closing ceremony August 18
Officially opened by Pres. Fidel Castro
Main venue Estadio Panamericano
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The 11th Pan American Games were held in Havana, Cuba from August 2 to August 18, 1991. There were 4,519 athletes from 39 countries of the PASO community, with events in 33 different sports. The main stadium was the Estadio Panamericano, a multi-use stadium in Havana that holds 50,000 people.

Host city election[edit]

Havana was awarded the 1991 Pan Am Games as a consolation for losing the 1987 edition to the U.S. city of Indianapolis, Indiana[citation needed]. London, Ontario had made a bid, but withdrew due to local opposition.[1]

Participating nations[edit]


Medal count[edit]

1 Host nation

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Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Cuba (CUB) 1 140 62 63 265
2  United States (USA) 130 125 97 352
3  Canada (CAN) 22 46 59 127
4  Brazil (BRA) 21 21 37 79
5  Mexico (MEX) 14 23 38 75


Mascotte Tocopan Pan Am Games 1991

The 1991 Games' mascot named Tocopan, was a combination of the country's national bird "Tocororo" and the first three letters of Panamerican.