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The ninth Pan American Games were held in Caracas, Venezuela from August 14 to August 29, 1983. The games were the first major international competition
220px-Pan am 1983
to include relatively accurate steroid testing. After 15 athletes, mostly weightlifters, tested positive, many others -- including 12 American track and field athletes -- came down with injuries, got sick, or found other reasons to withdraw from competition and avoid the test.


Medal table

  • Host nation in bold
Place Nation 1 2 3 Total
1 US flag 48 stars United States 137 92 56 285
2 Flag of Cuba Cuba 79 53 43 175
3 30px Canada 18 44 47 109
4 Flag of Brazil 1968-1992 Brazil 14 20 23 57
5 Venezuela
Flag of Venezuela 1930-2006
12 26 35 73
6 Flag of Mexico Mexico 7 11 24 42
7 Argentina
Flag of Argentina
2 11 22 35
8 Puerto Rico
Puerto-rico
2 7 6 15
9 Colombia 1 7 13 21
10 Chile 1 3 9 13
11 Peru 1 1 6 8
12 Uruguay 1 0 2 3
13 Ecuador 1 0 0 1
14 Dominican Republic 0 7 7 14
15 Trinidad and Tobago 0 1 2 3
16 Bahamas 0 1 0 1
Guatemala 0 1 0 1
18 Jamaica 0 0 6 6
19 Belize 0 0 1 1
Panama 0 0 1 1
Total 276 285 303 864

Sports

  • Athletics
  • Basketball
  • Boxing
  • Cycling
  • Diving
  • Football (soccer)
  • Judo
  • Swimming
  • Synchronized swimming
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

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