The Pan Ams' big four by the numbers
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The Pan Ams' big four by the numbers

The United States has won 4,173 Pan Am medals over the years, more than double any other country

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Canada

Chef de mission: Curt Harnett

Team size: Approximately 720

2011 medals: 30-40-49 —119 total, fifth overall

All-time medals: 377-586-733 — 1,696 total, third overall

Quote: “When you are the hosts, there is added opportunity there and one of the great things about these games is . . . the path to Rio is on our radar.”

Brazil

Chef de mission: Bernard Rajzman

Team size: Approximately 600

2011 medals: 48-35-43 — 136 total, third overall

All-time medals: 287-319-460—1,066 total, fourth overall

Quote: “It’s a delegation that’s mixed with young people, which is incredible looking toward the future, looking toward Rio, and even beyond.”

Cuba

Chef de mission: Antonio Becali

Athletes: Approximately 460

2011 medals: 58-35-43 — 126 total, second overall

All-time medals: 839-566-527 — 1,932 total, second overall

Quote: “We want to maintain that second place, which for Cuba, is very important.”

United States

Chef de mission: Alan Ashley

Athletes: 623

2011 Guadalajara medals: 92-79-66 — 237 total, first overall

All-time medals: 1,861-1,379-933 — 4,173 total, first overall

Quote: “At a home Games it’s an extra inspiration, an extra opportunity for athletes to really shine so therefore we come fully prepared . . . to see the Canadian athletes do a really good job.”

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