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The 2007 Pan American Games, officially known as the XV Pan American Games, were a major continental multi-sport event that took place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from July 13 to July 29, 2007. A total of 5,633 athletes from 42 National Olympic Committees competed in 332 events in 34 sports and in 47 disciplines. During the Games, 95 new Pan American records were set; 2,196 medals were awarded; 1,262 doping control tests were performed and about 15,000 volunteers participated in the organization of the event, which was an Olympic qualification for 13 International Federations .

XV Pan American Games
Rio de Janeiro logo for the 2007 Pan American Games.svg
The official logo of the
Rio de Janeiro 2007 Pan American Games.
Host city Rio de Janeiro
Country Brazil
Motto Viva essa energia!
¡Vive esa energía!
Live this energy!
Nations participating 42 NOCs
Athletes participating 5,633
Events 334 in 34 sports
Opening ceremony July 13
Closing ceremony July 29
Officially opened by Carlos Arthur Nuzman,
Athlete's Oath Natália Falavigna
Judge's Oath Yumi Yamamoto
Pan American torch Joaquim Cruz
Main venue Maracanã Stadium
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The 2007 Pan American Games, officially known as the XV Pan American Games, were a major continental multi-sport event that took place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from July 13 to July 29, 2007. A total of 5,633 athletes from 42 National Olympic Committees (NOCs) competed in 332 events in 34 sports and in 47 disciplines. During the Games, 95 new Pan American records were set; 2,196 medals were awarded; 1,262 doping control tests were performed and about 15,000 volunteers participated in the organization of the event, which was an Olympic qualification for 13 International Federations (IFs).

Rio de Janeiro was awarded the Games over San Antonio, Texas, United States, on August 24, 2002, having won an absolute majority of votes (30-21) from the 51 members of the Pan American Sports Organization (PASO) in the first round of voting during the XL PASO General Assembly held in Mexico City, Mexico. This was the first Games held in Brazil since the 1963 Pan American Games that took place in São Paulo. According to the Rio de Janeiro Organizing Committee, the Games called for the implementation of the country's largest organizational and logistic operation ever.