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									1959 Pan American Games
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The 3rd Pan American Games opened on August 27, 1959 in sunny 90°F
                                                                                               III Pan American Games
(32°C) heat before 40,000 people in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The first Pan
American Games held in North America, [1] they were originally scheduled for
Cleveland, Ohio, but the U.S. Congress’s decision to cut $5,000,000 in federal
funding forced the city to withdraw as host. [1] Chicago, led by Mayor Richard J.
Daley, then became the choice of Pan American Sports Organization. [1]
The Games opened at Chicago’s Soldier Field, with 2,263 athletes competing in
eighteen sports. [1] Yachting was on the sports program for the first time. [1]
Swimming events were held in the Olympic-size pool in Portage Park on the city's
Northwest Side. The male athletes’ village was located on the campus of the
University of Chicago. The 298 female athletes stayed nearby at the Shoreland
Hotel.[1]

Medal count
    For a more comprehensive list, see 1959 Pan American Games medal table.
                                                                                                       Official logo of the
1        Host nation                                                                           Chicago 1959 Pan American Games.

                                                                                      Host city                  Chicago, United States
To sort this table by nation, total medal count, or any other column, click on the
                                                                                      Nations participating 25
    icon next to the column title.
                                                                                      Athletes participating 2263
Rank            Nation         Gold        Silver        Bronze         Total         Events                     166 in 18 sports

              United                                                                  Opening ceremony           August 27
    1                        115/122        69/73         52/54        236/249
        States (USA) 1 a                                                              Closing ceremony           September 7
                                                                                      Officially opened by       Dwight D. Eisenhower

    2   Argentina (ARG)          9          19/22         11/12         39/43         Stadium                    Soldier Field
        a

    3         Brazil (BRA)       8            8             6             22

    4                            6           11           12/13         29/30
        Mexico (MEX) a

    5                           5/7         19/21         24/28         48/56
        Canada (CAN) a

Note
^ The medal counts for the United States, Argentina, Mexico and Canada are disputed.

Sports
    Athletics
    Baseball
    Basketball
    Boxing
    Cycling
    Diving
    Football (soccer)
     Rowing
     Sailing
     Tennis
     Volleyball

References
  1. ^ a b c d e f "III Pan American Games"     . la84foundation.org. Retrieved 2009-10-31.

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