The Pan Am games officially came to a close over the weekend, but they didn’t do so without some remarkable highlights. In true Pan Am fashion, the closing ceremony, which took place at Toronto’s Rogers Centre, featured a very controversial live performance by none other than Kanye West. Earlier in the week, a petition against the American superstar’s performance garnered over 30,000 signatures, but the show inevitably went on.
In regards to the games themselves, read on to find out who won big. Looking forward to 2019!
- Yorgelis Rodriguez broke a 16-year-old record and returned the heptathlon title back to Cuba
- The U.S. won 12 gold medals, with Brazil closely behind at 10
- It’s estimated that over two million guests attended the events over their two week span, making the Pan Am games the largest sporting event in Canadian history
- Brazilian swimmer Thiago Pereira became the athlete with the most wins in Pan Am Games history
- The American men’s baseball team lost to Canada, however the American women’s baseball team beat Canada for the title.