|Host city||São Paulo, Brazil|
|Events||160 in 19 sports|
Host city selection
For the first time, two cities submitted bids to host the 1963 Pan American Games that were recognized by the Pan American Sports Organization (PASO). On August 25, 1959, São Paulo was selected over Winnipeg to host the IV Pan American Games by the PASO at the VII Pan American Sports Congress in Chicago, United States.
|1||United States (USA)[A]||106||56||37||199|
|Totals (5 nations)||143||124||101||368|
According to the Brazilian Olympic Committee, twenty-two nations sent competitors to São Paulo, but only twenty-one were listed. Barbados took part in the Pan American Games for the first time. Costa Rica, Haiti, Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic competed in 1959 but did not participate in the 1963 Games.
The games used 11 different venues:
- Pacaembu Stadium - track and field, opening and closing ceremonies
- Parque São Jorge and Estádio Nicolau Alayon - football (soccer)
- Ibirapuera Gymnasium - basketball
- Palestra Itália Stadium - volleyball
- Ibirapuera Park - cycling
- Estádio do Bom Retiro - baseball
- Esporte Clube Pinheiros - diving, swimming, water polo
- Pinheiros Tênis Clube - tennis
- Sociedade Hipica de São Paulo - equestrian
- Reservoir of Guarapiranga - sailing
- Raia Olímpica da USP - rowing
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