2013 Men's Pan American Games -- Just The Facts

OFFICIAL EVENT TITLE: 2013 Pan American Games

EVENT SITE: Toronto, Canada

EVENT DATES: July 10-26, 2013

EVENT WEB SITE: Toronto2015.org

MEN'S BASKETBALL COMPETITION DATES: TBD

BASKETBALL COMPETITION SITE:TBD

2013 TEAMS: Canada, additional nations TBD.

USA TEAM TRAINING SITE & DATES: TBD

EVENT DESCRIPTION: Started in 1951 for men and 1955 for women, the Pan American Games are held every four years (2015, 2019, etc.) in the year preceding the Olympics and organized by the Pan American Sports Organization (PASO). The Pan American Games is a multi-sport competition open to men and women representing countries from North, South and Central America and the Caribbean.

EVENT HISTORY: Held since 1951, the USA dominated the first five Pan Am Games, earning five consecutive golds. At the 1971 Pan Ams, despite a record of 2-1 in the preliminary round, the USA did not advance to the medal round and for the first time in Pan American history did not win the gold medal. However, the United States rebounded for a 26-0 record over the next three Pan Am Games and captured its last Pan Am gold in 1983. Overall, the Americans have earned eight gold, three silver and two bronze medals, and compiled a record of 87-15.

USA PAN AMERICAN GAMES PLAYERS OF NOTE: Many USA Basketball athletes who have been selected to a Pan American Games team have gone on to compete in the Olympic Games, while many others enjoyed stellar professional careers. In all, 34 Pan Am athletes have been a member of a U.S. Olympic squad, including Ernie Grunfeld, Grant Hill, Luscious Jackson, Michael Jordan, Christian Laettner, Danny Manning, Chris Mullin, Emeka Okafor, Sam Perkins, Oscar Robertson, David Robinson, Isiah Thomas, Jerry West and Jo Jo White.

Men's Pan American Games Summary of Finishes


Gold Silver Bronze
United States
8
3
2
Brazil
5
2
5
Puerto Rico
2
5
4
Argentina
1
2
0
Mexico
0
3
1
Dominican Republic
0
1
0
Cuba
0
0
2
Panama
0
0
1
Uruguay
0
0
1

Men's Pan American Games Year-by-year Final Standings

1951
1955
1959
1963
1967
1971
1975
1979
1983
1987
1991
1.
USA
USA
USA
USA
USA
BRA
USA
USA
USA
BRA
PUR
2.
ARG
ARG
PUR
BRA
MEX
PUR
PUR
PUR
BRA
USA
MEX
3.
CUB
BRA
BRA
PUR
PAN
CUB
BRA
BRA
MEX
PUR
USA
4.
BRA
MEX
MEX
URU
CUB
MEX
MEX
CUB
CAN
MEX
CUB
5.
CHI
CUB
CAN
PER
PUR
ARG
CUB
CAN
ARG
CAN
BRA
6.
PAN
VEN
CUB
CAN
ARG
PAN
CAN
ARG
PUR
PAN
VEN
7.
PAR
ESA
MEX
BRA
*USA
ARG
PAN
CUB
URU
ARG
8.
MEX
PER
*CAN
VEN
MEX
VEN
VEN
URU
9.
ECU
CAN
*PER
BAH
DOM
DOM
ARG
BAH
10.
COL
COL
*COL
ISV
ISV
ISV
CAN
11.
*HAI
12.
*SUR
13.
*ISV

1995
1999
2003
2007
2011
1.
ARG
BRA
BRA
BRA
PUR
2.
USA
USA
PUR
PUR
MEX
3.
BRA
PUR
DOM
URU
USA
4.
URU
ARG
USA
ARG
DOM
5.
MEX
CAN
MEX
USA
BRA
6.
PUR
DOM
ARG
PAN
CAN
7.
CUB
CAN
CAN
ARG
8.
URU
URU
ISV
URU

*Teams did not advance to medal round

LEGEND: ARG-Argentina; BAH-Bahamas; BRA-Brazil; CAN-Canada; CHI-Chile; COL-Colombia; CUB-Cuba; DOM-Dominican Republic; ECU-Ecuador; ESA-El Salvador; HAI-Haiti; ISV-U.S. Virgin Islands; MEX-Mexico; PAN-Panama; PAR-Paraguay; PER-Peru; PUR-Puerto Rico; SUR-Surinam; URU-Uruguay; USA-United States of America; VEN-Venezuela.