2011 In Olympic Sports

Pan American Games
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Pan American Games

Oct. 14-30

For the 15th straight time, the United States led the medal tally at the Pan Am Games, which are essentially the Olympics of the Americas. Americans won 237 medals and 92 gold in Guadalajara, Mexico, leaving Brazil (141 medals) and Cuba (58 gold) in distant second. The most recognizable athlete at the Games was gymnast Shawn Johnson, who won team gold and uneven bars silver in the first international competition of her comeback.

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