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The fourth Pan American Games were held from April 20 to May 5, 1963, in São Paulo, Brazil.

IV Pan American Games
Pan am 1963.jpg
Poster of the 1963 Pan American Games.
Host citySão Paulo, Brazil
Nations22
Athletes1,665
Events160 in 19 sports
OpeningApril 20
ClosingMay 5
Opened by
StadiumPacaembu Stadium
1959 Chicago 1967 Winnipeg

Host city selectionEdit

For the first time, two cities submitted bids to host the 1963 Pan American Games that were recognized by the Pan American Sports Organization (PASO). On August 25, 1959, São Paulo was selected over Winnipeg to host the IV Pan American Games by the PASO at the VII Pan American Sports Congress in Chicago, United States.[1][2]

Medal countEdit

  *   Host nation (Brazil)

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  United States (USA)[A]1065637199
2  Brazil (BRA)*14201852
3  Canada (CAN)[A]11272664
4  Argentina (ARG)[A]8151639
5  Cuba (CUB)46414
Totals (5 nations)143124101368
Note

A The medal counts for the United States, Canada and Argentina are disputed. (details)

Participating nationsEdit

According to the Brazilian Olympic Committee, twenty-two nations sent competitors to São Paulo, but only twenty-one were listed.[3] Barbados took part in the Pan American Games for the first time.[4] Costa Rica, Haiti, Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic competed in 1959 but did not participate in the 1963 Games.[5]

SportsEdit

VenuesEdit

The games used 11 different venues:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "City Loses Out". Winnipeg Free Press. Chicago. AP. 26 August 1959. p. 2. Retrieved 5 February 2019.
  2. ^ Souza, Camila (16 April 2007). "São Paulo — coração do Pan de 1963" [São Paulo - heart of the Pan of 1963]. Educacional (in Portuguese). Retrieved 5 February 2019.
  3. ^ São Paulo 1963 (in Portuguese), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: Brazilian Olympic Committee, retrieved October 30, 2011.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ Harris, Alan (September 20, 2011), "Pan Am medal prospects not looking good", The Barbados Advocate, archived from the original on 2012-05-12, retrieved October 30, 2011.
  5. ^ Chicago 1959 (in Portuguese), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: Brazilian Olympic Committee, retrieved October 30, 2011.[permanent dead link]
Preceded by
Chicago
IV Pan American Games
São Paulo

(1963)
Succeeded by
Winnipeg