1967 Pan American Games

The 1967 Pan American Games were held in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, from July 23 to August 6, 1967.

V Pan American Games
1967 Pan American Games logo.svg
HostWinnipeg, Canada
Nations participating28
Athletes participating2,361
Events169 in 19 sports
Opening ceremonyJuly 23
Closing ceremonyAugust 6
Officially opened byPrince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
Main venueWinnipeg Stadium

Winnipeg was chosen as host of the Pan American Games on its second try. It first bid for the 1963 Games at the 1959 PASO meeting in Chicago. It lost to São Paulo, Brazil. The Winnipeg Pan American Society then turned its sights to 1967 and was named host nation at the PASO meeting at the São Paulo Games.

Host city selectionEdit

Three cities submitted bids to host the '1967 Pan American Games that were recognized by the Pan American Sports Organization (PASO).[1] On April 22, 1963, Winnipeg was selected over Caracas and Santiago to host the V Pan American Games by the PASO at its general assembly in Sao Paulo, Brazil.[2][3]

Medal countEdit

1 Host nation

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Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1   United States a 128/120 69/63 47/42 244/225
2   Canada 1 a 17/12 39/37 50/43 106/92
3   Brazil 11 10 5 26
4   Argentina a 8 14/13 12/11 34/32
5   Mexico 7 16 25 48

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



The games used 17 different venues with a few still in use after 1967:

  • Winnipeg Stadium – opened in 1953 it was used for the opening ceremonies; it was demolished in 2013 for re-development as retail and commercial site known as The Plaza at Polo Park
  • Pan Am Stadium, University of Manitoba – hosted track and field and since renamed University Stadium
  • Pan Am Pool – Swimming and diving; re-used for 1999 Pan Am Games and now in use as public pool
  • Winnipeg Revolver and Pistol Association – shooting (rifle/pistol) ranges belong to a private shooting club. Team storage building now in use as an indoor pistol range.
  • Winnipeg Velodrome – Cycling; demolished 1998 and now site of retail stores
  • Royal Alexandra Hotel - Press Centre; built in 1908 it closed shortly after the Games ended and demolished in 1971



  1. ^ Emery, Curtis Ray (1964). The History of the Pan American Games (Dissertation). LSU Historical Dissertations and Theses. Retrieved January 27, 2019.
  2. ^ "Winnipeg Gets 1967 Pan-Ams". Morgantown Dominion News. Sao Paulo, Brazil. UPI. April 23, 1963. p. 6. Retrieved February 3, 2019.
  3. ^ "Winnipeg gets Pan-Am games". Winnipeg Tribune. Sao Paulo, Brazil. AP. April 22, 1963. p. 1. Retrieved February 3, 2019.

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Preceded by V Pan American Games

Succeeded by