LIMA, Aug 11 The Pan Am Games are an opportunity to bring the world together and put differences, including politics, aside, United States softball gold medallist Monica Abbott said on Sunday after two of her team mates used award ceremonies to stage protests.
LIMA For two weeks the warmth emitting from the Pan Am Games took the bite out of the winter chill in the Peruvian capital but as they drew to a close on Sunday, some cold, hard questions about the future of the multi-sport showcase hung heavy in the air.
LIMA El Salvador's Yuri Rodriguez and Paulina Zamora claimed the first, and perhaps the last, Pan Am Games bodybuilding gold medals on Saturday as some of the world's niche sports enjoyed their moment in the spotlight.
LIMA Cat Osterman does not wake up every morning in a cold sweat thinking about the gold medal the United States women's softball team lost 11 years ago at the Beijing Olympics but then again she has never forgotten about it either.
LIMA United States gold medal winning fencer Race Imboden will face possible sanctions for taking a knee during the medal ceremony at the Pan Am Games, the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC) said on Saturday.
LIMA Eve Jobs contributed to a United States bronze in team show jumping at the Pan Am Games and narrowly missed out on another in the individual event on Friday, putting the youngest daughter of Apple founder Steve Jobs in the Olympic conversation.
LIMA Led by another productive day in the pool, the United States sailed through the 200 total medal barrier at the Pan Am Games on Thursday and warned there was more to come.
LIMA While a successful defense of his Pan Am Games decathlon title on Wednesday was the result Damian Warner had been aiming for, the chilly conditions meant it was not the world championships 'warm-up' the Canadian was expecting.
LIMA Argentina's women's basketball team made a kit-astrophic exit from the Pan Am Games on Wednesday when they were forced to forfeit a preliminary round match to Colombia after showing up with the wrong uniforms.
LIMA Jamaican sprint queen Elaine Thompson may be the biggest name competing in a marquee event at the Pan Am Games but the Olympic champion failed to shine as she won gold in the 100 meters on Wednesday.