1987 Pan American Games


1987 Pan American Games

Pan American Games|1987

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Name = X Pan American Games official logo
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Host city = Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Nations participating = 38
Athletes participating = 4,360
Events = 387 sessions in 30 sports
Opening ceremony = 8 August 1987
Closing ceremony = 23 August 1987
Officially opened by = George H. W. Bush
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Judge's Oath =
Pan American Torch = Wilma Rudolph
Stadium = Indianapolis Motor Speedway

The 10th Pan American Games were held in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States.

Host City Election

Santiago, Chile, was originally named the host of the 10th Pan American Games. Due to the political and financial problems, however, the city withdrew in 1984. Quito, Ecuador, was named to replace Santiago. In late 1984, Quito also withdrew. Desperate, PASO held a new election. Indianapolis was planning to bid on the 1991 Games but submitted a bid for 1987. Havana, Cuba, was also interested. Indianapolis won, angering Fidel Castro. PASO appeased him by agreeing to give Havana the 1991 games provided that Cuba participated at Indianapolis.

Venues

The 1987 Pan Am Games were held at 23 sites total. The athletes village was located at Fort Benjamin Harrison.
*Indianapolis Motor Speedway - opening ceremonies
*Hoosier Dome - closing ceremonies, gymnastics
*Brown County State Park - biking
*Hinkle Fieldhouse - volleyball
*IU Indianapolis Track and Soccer Stadium - track and field
*Indiana University Natatorium - swimming and diving
*Indiana Convention Center - boxing
*Kuntz Memorial Soccer Stadium - soccer
*Major Taylor Velodrome - cycling
*Market Square Arena - basketball
*Owen J. Bush Stadium - baseball

ymbols

The mascot of the 1987 Pan Am games was Amigo, a green parrot.

The official music of the X Pan American Games was Pan American Fanfare by Lalo Schifrin.

Television

The rights for the 1987 games were won by CBS with a bid of $4,000,000. Brent Musburger hosted. CBS aired 26 hours of coverage, all on weekend afternoons, including live coverage of the Opening Ceremony from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Additionally, CBS provided the world feed. The ratings were boosted by the participation of Cuban athletes on U.S. soil, providing a USA-Cuba showdown in many events.

Participating nations

38 nations participated at the tenth Pan American games. Two countries played for the first time in 1987.
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Medal table

"Host country in bold."

ports

*A total number of thirty sports were contested at the tenth Pan American Games for a total of 321 events. Five were contested for the first time in 1987.
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External links

* [ourworld.cs.com/eblibrarian/1987Summary.html Results]


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