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Pan American Games Chicago

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Pan American Games - Chicago - Espirito. Sport. Fraternite. America
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White background with red and black letters. Black, white, and red circles in the middle. Within circle is the image of a torch and the words "Espirito. Sport. Fraternite. America."

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The 1959 Pan American Games were held at Chicago's Soldier Field where 40,000 came to watch athletes from the Americas compete in sports such as cycling, diving, basketball, baseball and even yachting (swimming was held at Portage Park's pool). Participating athletes lived in housing provided by the University of Chicago.

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