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1979 Pan American Games

VIII Pan American Games
Official logo of the
San Juan 1979 Pan American Games.
Host city San Juan
Country Puerto Rico
Nations participating 34
Athletes participating 3,700
Events 250 in 24 sports
Opening ceremony July 1
Closing ceremony July 15
Officially opened by Carlos Romero Barceló
Main venue Hiram Bithorn Stadium
1975 Mexico City 1983 Caracas  >

The 8th Pan American Games were held in San Juan, Puerto Rico, from July 1 to July 15, 1979. The 1980 documentary film A Step Away showcased a number of athletes competing in the Games.

Medal count

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Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  United States (USA) 126 95 45 266
2  Cuba (CUB) 64 47 34 145
3  Canada (CAN) 24 43 71/70 138/137
4  Argentina (ARG) 12 7 17 36
5  Brazil (BRA) 9 13 17 39
Note

^ The medal count for Canada is disputed.

Sports

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