2011 Pan American and Parapan American Games in Mexico

The City of Guadalajara, the capital of the State of Jalisco, will host the XVI edition of the 2011 Pan American Games and the2011 Para Pan American Games.

They will be held, respectively, from October 14-31, 2011 and November 12-20, 2011.

Below you will find information on facilities, sports, participating countries, mascots, as well as answers to the questions: How many medals did Mexico win in previous games?, Where and in what year were the previous games?, Where do you get tickets?.

The Pan American Games

The Pan American Games call for athletes on the American continent to a festival of sports and international friendship. The games are held every four years, in the year preceding the Olympic Games.

The first Pan American Games were held in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1951 but had its origins more than two decades earlier.

Guadalajara, a Host with Experience

With a prime location, Guadalajara, is the center of important activities in the areas of industry, business, economy, culture and sports, which have led it to be a protagonist of events of global significance that endorse it as a great host and one of the highlights of the First Ibero-American Summit of Heads of State and Government held in the year of 1991, the Third Summit of Latin America, the Caribbean and the American Union in 2004.

Organizing Committee:

The COPAG 2011 (Organizing Committee of the Pan American Games 2011) was enacted Decentralized Public Administration Organization of the Municipal Public Administration of Guadalajara on August 5, 2007 and started its operations in January 2008.


Athletics (Track & Field, Marathon, Hiking), Badminton, Basketball, Baseball, Boxing, Canoeing, Cycling (BMX, Road, Mountain, Track), Water Sports (Diving, Synchronized Swimming, Swimming, Water Polo, Open Water), Equestrian Sports, Fencing, Football, Gymnastics (Artistic, Rhythmic, Trampoline) Handball, Hockey, Judo, Weightlifting, Wrestling, Modern Pentathlon, Racquetball, Rowing, Rugby, Softball, Taekwondo, Tennis, Table Tennis, Shooting, Archery, Triathlon, Sailing, Volleyball (Room Volleyball, Beach Volleyball).

The Pan American Games sports program includes in its program 30 sports that are also in the Olympic Games, however, the host country and the international federations, sometimes request the Pan American Sports Organization (PASO) include some additional disciplines to the Olympic program.*

* Bowling, Water Skiing, Fronton, Karate, Skating (Figure Skating, Speed Skating), 36. Squash.

Para Pan American Games Sports Program from November 12-20, 2011:

The first edition of the Parapan Games were held in 1967 in the City of Winnipeg (Canada).  Created by Paralympic athletes, since 1997 they have been organized by the Paralympic Committee of the Americas to support the International Paralympic Committee (IPC).

Athletics, Wheelchair Basketball, Boccia (similar to boules), Cycling, Football 5, Golbol, Judo, Weightlifting, Swimming, Table Tennis, archery, wheelchair tennis, sitting volleyball.

Medals of Mexico:

In the 15 previous editions of the Pan American Games between 1951 and 2007, Mexico has accumulated a total of 782 medals:

Gold Medals: 155
Silver Medals: 217
Bronze Medals: 410.

The 42 member countries of the Pan American Games 2011

Antigua and Barbuda, Netherlands Antilles, Argentina, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Ecuador, El Salvador, United States, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Cayman Islands, Virgin Islands, British Virgin Islands, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, St. Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Saint Lucia, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay and Venezuela.

Discover the mascots for the 2011 Pan American Games

Kup / Gavo (the Agave of Tequila and Mexican at heart), Ari / Leo (the Mexican lion and Tapatio at heart) and Tai / Huichi (Tapalpense of birth and Huichola at heart).

Sports Facility of the Pan American Games 2011 in Guadalajara

Scotiabank Aquatics Center
Hunting Club Jalisco
Nissan Gymnastics Complex / Complex Pan American Volleyball / Racquetball Complex / Tennis
Complex Telcel
Pan American Stadium Baseball / Hockey Stadium Pan / Pan American Softball Stadium /
Panamericano Archery Stadium / Athletics Telmex Stadium / Tlaquepaque Stadium
Weightlifting Forum
Multi Purpose Gym / Fitness San Rafael / Gymnasium CODE II
Guadalajara Country Club
BMX Track
Track Rowing and Canoeing
Shooting Polygon Pan
Pan American Velodrome
Villa Panamericana.

Previous editions of the Pan American Games (1951-2007)

Buenos Aires 1951 (Argentina)
Mexico City 1955 (Mexico)
Chicago 1959 (USA)
Sao Paulo 1963 (Brazil)
Winnipeg 1967 (Canada)
Cali 1971 (or Santiago de Cali, Colombia)
Mexico City 1975 (Mexico)
San Juan 1979 (Puerto Rico)
Caracas 1983 (Venezuela)
Indianapolis 1987 (USA)
Havana 1991 (Cuba)
Mar del Plata 1995 (Argentina)
Winnipeg 1999 (Canada)
Santo Domingo 2003 (Dominican Republic)
Rio de Janeiro 2007 (Brazil).