Definitions for "1979 Pan American Games"
The 8th Pan American Games were held in San Juan, Puerto Rico, from July 1 to July 15, 1979. The historic capital of Puerto Rico played host to 3,700 athletes from 34 countries competing in 22 sports, making the VIII Pan American Games the largest to date. Security was a concern due to turmoil over the issue of Puerto Rico's political status.