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What's at stake at the Pan Am Games

What's at stake at the Pan Am Games

Originally Published: October 13, 2011
By Beau Dure

The best word to describe the quadrennial Pan American Games: eclectic.

A gymnastics world champion working her way back into form may share television time with a world-record holder in slalom water skiing. A diver trying to clinch an Olympic spot for her country may cross paths with a young swimmer just looking for some international experience. A D-League basketball player may get his first glimpse of a game called basque pelota, or encounter an elite water skier by the name ...

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