About Toronto 2015

More than 6,000 athletes from all 41 member nations of the Pan American Sports Organization will compete in 364 medal events spread over 51 disciplines in 36 sports, making it the largest multi-sport event ever held in Canada — double the size of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, which featured just under 2,600 competitors.

For the first time, the entire Olympic program will be contested at the Pan American Games. The 2015 Games marks the third time Canada will serve as host, and the first held in the providence of Ontario.

No.
Year  Host City  Sports Nations  Athletes 
I 1951 Buenos Aires, Argentina 
18 21 2,513
II 1955 Mexico City, Mexico
17 22 2,583
III
1959 Chicago, Ill., USA 
18 25 2,263
IV 1963 Sao Paulo, Brazil 
19 22 1,665
V 1967 Winnipeg, Man., Canada
18 29 2,361
VI 1971 Cali, Colombia
18 32

2,935

VII 1975 Mexico City, Mexico
18 33

3,146

VIII 1979 San Juan, Puerto Rico
22 34 3,700
IX 1983 Caracas, Venezuela
23 36 3,426
X 1987 Indianapolis, Ind., USA
27 38 4,453
XI 1991 Havana and Santiago, Cuba
26 39 4,519
XII 1995 Buenos Aires, Mar del Plata Parana and Santa Fe, Argentina
34 42 5,144
XIII 1999 Winnipeg, Man., Canada
34 42 5,083
XIV 2003 Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
35 42 5,223
XV 2007 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
34 42

5,633

XVI 2011 Guadalajara, Mexico
36 41 6,003
XVII 2015 Toronto, Canada
36 41 6,000





















*The International Olympic Committee counts the aquatic disciplines of diving, swimming, synchronized swimming and water polo as one sport (aquatics).


By The Numbers

17 Pan American Games in history 
17 Days of competition 
28 Olympic sports (2016)
36 Total sports
51 Sport disciplines
30 Sport venues
41 PASO nations
364 Medal events
621 U.S. athletes
6,000 Athletes (estimated)
20,000 Volunteers