1963 Pan American Games

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IV Pan American Games
Pan am 1963.jpg
Official poster of the
São Paulo 1963 Pan American Games.
Host citySão Paulo
CountryBrazil
Nations participating22
Athletes participating1,665
Events160 in 19 sports
Opening ceremonyApril 20
Closing ceremonyMay 5
Officially opened byGovernor Adhemar de Barros
Athlete's OathAmaury Pasos
Pan American torchJosé Telles
Main venueEstádio do Pacaembu
1959 Chicago 1967 Winnipeg  >

The 4th Pan American Games were held from April 20 to May 5, 1963, in São Paulo, Brazil.

Medal count[edit]

  *   Host nation (Brazil)

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 United States (USA)[A]1065637199
2 Brazil (BRA)*14201852
3 Canada (CAN)[A]11272664
4 Argentina (ARG)[A]8151639
5 Cuba (CUB)46414
Totals (5 nations)143124101368
Note

A The medal counts for the United States, Canada and Argentina are disputed. (details)

Bids[edit]

For the first time in the Pan American Games, two cities bid for the right of hosting the games. São Paulo was chosen as the host city after beating Winnipeg, Canada by 18 votes against 5. Winnipeg later went on to host the following 1967 Winnipeg.

Participating nations[edit]

According to the Brazilian Olympic Committee, twenty-two nations sent competitors to São Paulo, but only twenty-one were listed.[1] Barbados took part in the Pan American Games for the first time.[2] Costa Rica, Haiti, Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic competed in 1959 but did not participate in the 1963 Games.[3]

Sports[edit]

Venues[edit]

The games used 11 different venues:

References[edit]

  1. ^ São Paulo 1963 (in Portuguese), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: Brazilian Olympic Committee, retrieved October 30, 2011.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ Harris, Alan (September 20, 2011), "Pan Am medal prospects not looking good", The Barbados Advocate, archived from the original on 2012-05-12, retrieved October 30, 2011.
  3. ^ Chicago 1959 (in Portuguese), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: Brazilian Olympic Committee, retrieved October 30, 2011.[permanent dead link]