1959 Pan American Games

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III Pan American Games
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Official logo of the
Chicago 1959 Pan American Games.
Host city Chicago
Country United States
Nations participating 25
Athletes participating 2263
Events 166 in 18 sports
Opening ceremony August 27
Closing ceremony September 7
Officially opened by President Dwight D. Eisenhower
Main venue Soldier Field
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The 3rd Pan American Games opened on August 27, 1959 in sunny 90°F (32°C) heat before 40,000 people in Chicago, Illinois, United States at Soldier Field.

Medal count[edit]

For a more comprehensive list, see 1959 Pan American Games medal table.
1 Host nation

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Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  United States (USA) 1 a 115/122 69/73 52/54 236/249
2  Argentina (ARG) a 9 19/22 11/12 39/43
3  Brazil (BRA) 8 8 6 22
4  Mexico (MEX) a 6 11 12/13 29/30
5  Canada (CAN) a 5/7 19/21 24/28 48/56
Note

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

Sports[edit]

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