1975 Pan American Games
|VII Pan American Games|
Official logo of the
Mexico City 1975 Pan American Games.
|Host city||Mexico City, Mexico|
|Events||190 in 19 sports|
|Opening ceremony||October 12|
|Closing ceremony||October 26|
|Officially opened by||President Luis Echeverría|
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
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. PASO members were impressed by the organization of the Games on such short notice. So much so, that they elected the President of the Mexican Olympic Committee, Mario Vázquez Raña, as the next PASO President during their meeting in Mexico City.
To sort this table by nation, total medal count, or any other column, click on the icon next to the column title.
|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|
- Football (soccer)
- Synchronized swimming