Regional Games

The Avery Brundage archive contains abundant material in several boxes about regional games organized and hosted in different Latin American and Caribbean countries, such as the Juegos Deportivos Bolivarianos that took place in Lima in 1947, in Venezuela in 1951 and in 1970, in Ecuador in 1965, and in Panama in 1973 (box 218). There are also documents about the Juegos Centroamericanos y del Caribe celebrated in Panama in 1938, in Barranquilla in 1946, in Guatemala in 1950, in Mexico in 1954, in Venezuela in 1959, in Jamaica in 1962, and in Puerto Rico in 1966, in Panama in 1970 (boxes 218, 219 and 220). 


The archive also holds historical documents, letters, and official programs and photographs about the Pan-American Games since the 1930s and up to the early 1970s celebrated in Buenos Aires, Mexico City, Santiago de Chile, and other cities in the region (boxes 222, 223, 224, 225, 226, 227, and 228). Overall, the collection includes several regional single and multi-sporting events celebrated in the 1940s, the 1950s, the 1960s, and the 1970s in countries such as Peru, Venezuela, Ecuador, Panama, Jamaica, Colombia, Argentina, Guatemala, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Brazil, and more. Several more boxes include also the Programs for Regional Games, such as the Pan-American Games. The series Clippings includes newspapers articles about some Pan-American Games celebrated between the 1940s and the early 1970s (box 324).