1995 Pan American Games

1995 Pan American Games

PAG Infobox
Name = XXI Pan American Games

Size = 210
Slogan = 1995 Pan American Games
Host city = Mar del Plata, Argentina
Nations participating = 42
Athletes participating = 5,144
Events = 34
Opening ceremony = March 11, 1995
Countdown = TBA
Closing ceremony = March 26, 1995
Officially opened by = TBA
Athlete's Oath = TBA
Judge's Oath = TBA
Pan American Torch = Leonardo Malgor (Athletics)
Stadium = TBA

The 12th Pan American Games were held in Mar del Plata, Argentina, from March 11 to March 26, 1995. After 44 years, this was the Pan American Games first return to the country that initially hosted the Games in 1951.

Overview

The seaside resort city of Mar de Plata hosted the XII Pan American Games. The city of 600,000 is located 400 km south of Buenos Aires. Welcoming 5,144 athletes from 42 countries of PASO community, events were held in 34 different sports. The Games were held early by Northern Hemisphere standards, but in early autumn in the Southern Hemisphere.

Organizers spread the 1995 games throughout Argentina, including Buenos Aires, Parana, and of course Mar del Plata. [ [http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1G1-16649489.html Constant growth of Pan American Games concerns many observers] ]

Mascot and logo

The mascot, Lobi, is a sea lion, an animal commonly found in the waters of Mar de Plata. He stands for the host city and is displayed with welcoming open arms. The words in the poster are constructed to imply a launching point or podium. [http://www.la84foundation.org/8saa/PanAm/mar_de_plata.htm LA84 Foundation] ]

Medal Table

Sports

The sports of karate, squash and triathlon appeared on the schedule for the first time.

References


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