ERIC Number: ED106290
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
The Historical Aspects of the Pan American Games.
Emery, Curtis R.
The purpose of this study was to produce an accurate account of the origin and development of the Pan American Games. A further purpose was to collect, organize, and systematically compile the results of competition for each festival, and to identify some noteworthy incidents in each series of games. The document first explains that the idea of the games originated when the Olympic Games schedule for Tokyo in 1940 could not be held. It states that the games were modeled after the Olympic Games and, in general, Olympic competition rules and regulations were to be followed. The 33 countries eligible to participate in the games are listed, and it is explained why the first series of games was not held until 1951. Since then, the games have been held every four years, the year before the Olympics. The document looks at each of the series of games individually in terms of location, number of participants, number of spectators, records set and broken, and other noteworthy incidents. (PB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, and Recreation (Atlantic City, New Jersey, 1975)