2015 Sports Program

Since the inaugural Pan American Games in 1951, the number of sports has doubled in size from 18 to 39. Generally, the Pan American Games program is modeled after the upcoming Olympic Games. The host city and the International Sports Federations make suggestions to the Pan American Sports Organization on additional disciplines to add to the program, and then the PASO Executive Committee and member countries vote on these recommendations.

The entire Olympic program will be contested at the Pan Am Games for the first time in 2015. In addition to the Olympic sports, the XVII Pan Am Games will also feature eight Pan Am-only sports that are not part of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games program, including baseball, bowling, karate, racquetball, roller sports, softball, squash and water skiing.

Toronto 2015 will feature the Pan Am Games debut of golf, canoe slalom, women’s baseball and women’s rugby sevens, while men’s softball returns after a 12-year absence.

Sports | Sports by Year


Sports

Aquatics – Diving, Swimming, Synchronized Swimming, Water Polo

Archery

Badminton

Baseball

Basketball

Bowling

Boxing

Canoe/Kayak – Slalom, Sprint

Cycling – BMX, Mountain, Road, Track

Equestrian – Dressage, Jumping, Eventing

Fencing

Field Hockey

Golf

Gymnastics – Artistic, Rhythmic, Trampoline

Judo

Karate

Modern Pentathlon

Racquetball

Roller Sports – Figure, Speed

Rowing

Rugby

Sailing

Shooting

Soccer

Softball

Squash

Table Tennis

Taekwondo

Team Handball

Tennis

Track and Field

Triathlon

Volleyball – Beach, Indoor

Water Skiing/Wakeboard

Weightlifting

Wrestling – Freestyle, Greco-Roman



Sports by Year

Aquatics

Diving (M, W): 1951-2015

Swimming (M, W): 1951-2015

Synchronized Swimming (W): 1955, 1959*, 1963, 1967*, 1971-2015

Water Polo (M): 1951-2015

Water Polo (W): 2003-15

Archery

(M, W): 1979-2015

Badminton

(M, W): 1995-2015

Baseball

(M): 1951-2015

(W): 2015

Basketball

(M): 1951-2015

(W): 1955-2015

Basque Pelota

(M, W): 1995, 2003, 2011

Bowling

(M, W): 1991-2015

Boxing

(M): 1951-2015

(W): 2011-15

Canoe/Kayak

(M, W): 1987-2015

Cycling

BMX (M, W): 2007-15

Mountain (M, W): 1999-2015

Road, Track (M): 1951-2015

Road, Track (W): 1987-2015

Equestrian

(Mixed): 1951-2015

Fencing

(M, W): 1951-2015

Field Hockey

(M): 1967-2015

(W): 1987-2015

Golf

(M, W): 2015

Gymnastics

Artistic (M): 1951-2015  

Artistic (W): 1959-2015

Rhythmic (W): 1987-2015

Trampoline (M, W): 2007-15

Judo

(M): 1963-67, 1975-2015

(W): 1983-2015

Karate

(M, W): 1995-2015

Modern Pentathlon

(M): 1951-63, 1987, 1999-2015

Polo

(M): 1951

Racquetball

(M, W): 1995-2015

Roller Sports

Figure (M, W): 1979, 1987-2015

Figure (Mixed): 1979, 1987-1999

Hockey (M): 1979, 1987-2003

Speed (M, W): 1979, 1987-2015

Rowing

(M): 1951-2015

(W): 1983-2015

Rugby Sevens

(M): 2011-15

(W): 2015

Sailing

(M, W, Mixed): 1951, 1959-2015

Shooting

(M, W): 1951-2015  

Soccer

(M): 1951-2015

(W): 1999-2015

Futsal (M): 2007

Softball

(M): 1979-2003, 2015

(W): 1979-2015

Squash

(M, W): 1995-2015

Table Tennis

(M, W): 1979-2015

Taekwondo

(M): 1987-2015

(W): 1995-2015

Team Handball

(M): 1987-2015 

(W): 1987, 1995-2015 

Tennis

(M, W): 1951-67, 1975-2015

(Mixed): 1951-67, 1975-95

Track and Field

(M, W): 1951-2015

Triathlon

(M, W): 1995-2015

Volleyball

Beach (M, W): 2003-15

Indoor (M, W): 1955-2015

Water Polo

(M): 1951-2015

(W): 1999-2015

Water Skiing/Wakeboard

(M, W): 1995-2015

Weightlifting

(M): 1951-2015

(W): 1999-2015

Wrestling

Freestyle (M): 1951-2015

Freestyle (W): 2003-15

Greco-Roman (M): 1975-2015

*Demonstration