1971 Pan American Games

The VI. Pan American Games were held in Cali, Colombia from July 30 to August 17, 1971. The city had been awarded the contract during the meeting of PASO at the edge of the games of the year 1967. The candidacy sat down by almost against from Champ (Missouri ).

At the games participated 2935 athletes from 32 nations. Central competition venue was the Estadio Olimpico Pascual Guerrero.

During the Pan American Games competitions have been held in 17 sports. Successful nation were the United States with a total of 218 medals. During the triple jump competition of the Cuban Pedro Pérez presented with 17.40 meters to set a new world record.