1967 Pan American Games
|Host city||Winnipeg, Canada|
|Events||169 in 19 sports|
Sir Prince Philip
Winnipeg was chosen as host of the Pan American Games on its second try. It first bid for 1963 São Paulo 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). 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.
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|1||United States (USA) a||128/120||69/63||47/42||244/225|
|2||Canada (CAN) 1 a||17/12||39/37||50/43||106/92|
|4||Argentina (ARG) a||8||14/13||12/11||34/32|
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 used 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
- Emery, Curtis Ray (1964). The History of the Pan American Games (Dissertation). LSU Historical Dissertations and Theses. Retrieved 27 January 2019.
- "Winnipeg Gets 1967 Pan-Ams". Morgantown Dominion News. Sao Paulo, Brazil. UPI. 23 April 1963. p. 6. Retrieved 3 February 2019.
- "Winnipeg gets Pan-Am games". Winnipeg Tribune. Sao Paulo, Brazil. AP. 22 April 1963. p. 1. Retrieved 3 February 2019.