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Just the Facts: 2019 Pan American Games

  • Date:
    Apr 26, 2019

OFFICIAL EVENT TITLE:

2019 Pan American Games

OFFICIAL TEAM NAME:

2019 U.S. Pan American Games Women’s Basketball Team

EVENT SITE:

Lima, Peru

EVENT VENUE:

Eduardo Dibos Coliseum

OFFICIAL EVENT INTERNET SITE:

lima2019.pe

DATE OF DRAW:

TBD

COMPETITION DATES:

Aug. 6-10, 2019

USA BASKETBALL TRIALS DATES:

May 16-20, 2019

USA BASKETBALL TRIALS SITE:

United States Olympic Training Center, Colorado Springs, Colorado

USA BASKETBALL TRAINING CAMP DATES:

July 23-Aug. 5

USA BASKETBALL TRAINING CAMP SITE:

Colorado Springs, Colorado.

EVENT DESCRIPTION:

Started in 1951 for men and 1955 for women, the Pan American Games are held every four years (2019, 2023, etc.) in the year preceding the Olympics and organized by Panam Sports. The Pan American Games is a multi-sport competition open to men and women representing countries from North, South and Central America and the Caribbean.

ELIGIBILITY:

Athletes eligible for this team must U.S. citizens.

2019 QUALIFIED TEAMS (8):

Including host Peru and the United States, teams competing in the five-on-five basketball tournament (there also is a 3x3 Pan Am Games tournament) are: Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Paraguay, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

PRELIMINARY ROUND GROUPS:

TBD (four groups of four teams each)

EVENT HISTORY:

Overall, the American women have earned seven gold medals, five silver medals and two bronze medals and have compiled a record of 78-15. In the most recent edition, the 2015 U.S. Pan American Games Team finished with a 4-1 record to return from Toronto, Canada, with the silver medal.

USA PAN AM GAMES TEAM PLAYERS OF NOTE:

Among some of the top players who have competed in the Pan American Games are: Jennifer Azzi (1991), Carol Blazejowski (1979), Cynthia Cooper (1987), Anne Donovan (1987 and 1983), Teresa Edwards (1991, 1987), Pat Head (1975), Nancy Lieberman (1979 and 1975), Janel McCarville (2003), Katrina McClain (1991 and 1987), Carla McGhee (1995), Ann Meyers (1979, 1975), Cheryl Miller (1983), Kelesy Plum (2015), Dawn Staley (1995), Breanna Stewart (2011, 2015), Sheryl Swoopes (1995) and Lynette Woodard (1991, 1983).

USA PAN AM GAMES TEAM HISTORY:

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