1975 Pan American Games

The 1975 Pan American Games were held in Mexico City, Mexico, from October 12 to October 26, 1975, exactly twenty years after the second 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.

VII Pan American Games
HostMexico City, Mexico
Events190 in 19 sports
OpeningOctober 12
ClosingOctober 26
Opened byPresident Luis Echeverría
Cauldron lighterRodolfo Gómez
Main venueEstadio Azteca

Host city election

Logo of Santiago as host city.

Two cities submitted bids to host the 1975 Pan American Games that were recognized by the Pan American Sports Organization. On August 29, 1969, Santiago was selected unanimously over San Juan to host the VII Pan American Games by PASO at its 10th general assembly, held in Cali, Colombia.[1][2][3]

In 1973, Santiago dropped out from hosting, and in 1974, its replacement São Paulo did the same.[4][5] Mexico City was granted the hosting rights with just 10 months to prepare.[6][7]

Medal count

1 Host nation

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Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 United States a1178248/47247/246
2 Cuba a56/574533/32134
3 Canada a19/183540/3894/91
4 Mexico 19133860
5 Brazil8132344

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



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  3. Corrales, Florentino (30 August 1969). "Chile Hará los VII Panamericanos" [Chile will make the 7th Pan American Games]. El Tiempo (in Spanish). Cali, Colombia. p. 18. Retrieved 1 February 2019.
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