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2011 Pan American Games in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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The 2011 Pan American Games will be hosted in the state of Jalisco, including four events in Puerto Vallarta - deep water swimming, triathlon, sailing and beach volleyball - between October 16-23.

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - The 2011 Pan American Games, scheduled to be held from October 14–30, 2011 in Guadalajara, will become the third Pan American Games hosted by Mexico and the first held in the state of Jalisco. Previously, Mexico hosted the 1955 Pan American Games and the 1975 Pan American Games, both in Mexico City.

A major international multi-sport event, the Pan American Games welcome athletes from all over the American continent to participate in an international celebration of friendship and sports. The Games are held every four years, in the year before the Olympic Games.

The 2011 Pan American Games will be the largest multi-sport event of the year, with approximately 6,000 athletes from 42 nations expected to participate in 36 sports. While the majority of the events will be held in Guadalajara, some events will be held in the nearby cities of Ciudad Guzmán, Puerto Vallarta, Lagos de Moreno and Tapalpa.

Puerto Vallarta will be hosting four of these sporting events: Beach Volleyball from October 15 to 22 at the new Pan American Beach Volleyball Stadium near the Sheraton Hotel in the Puerto Vallarta Hotel Zone; Sailing from October 16 to 22 at the Vallarta Yacht Club in Nuevo Vallarta; the 10 kilometer Open Water Swimming Competition in front of the Malecón in downtown Puerto Vallarta on October 22; and the Triathlon at the API Maritime Terminal on October 23rd.

Jalisco System Radio and Television (SJRT) has launched a new station, C7 Puerto Vallarta, which is broadcast locally on channel 13. This is the station on which the coastal region will have free access to Pan American Games coverage.

The 2011 Pan American Games promise to bring Puerto Vallarta and the Banderas Bay region plenty of excitement this month, and there are some great last minute trips on sale - so don't miss out on all of the fun!

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VYC: The Little Yacht Club That Can
Richard Williams

With 225 members, the Vallarta Yacht Club is certainly not the biggest kid on the block but it certainly acts and gets results like it is one of the big boys. VYC can now put another notch in its belt - that of assisting in staging the 2011 Pan American Games sailing competition.

Pan American Games in Vallarta a Great Success

The Pan American Games hosted in Vallarta Oct 16-23 proved once again that our city has both the capacity and infrastructure to host world-class events, and the residents working as volunteers sustained Puerto Vallarta's reputation as the 'Friendliest City in the World.'

Mexican Women in PanAm Volleyball Finals
Contreras Carlos Valdez

Mexico's Bibiana Candelas and Mayra Garcia, who beat the US team in two straight sets in the semifinal round, are fighting Brazil for the gold in the 2011 Pan American Women's Beach Volleyball finals being played today, Friday, October 21, in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

Mexicans Sailors Vying for Pan Am Medals

The Pan Am Games sailing competitions in Riviera Nayarit are getting exciting, with four Mexican sailors holding their own against the Americans, Argentineans and Brazilians. Competitors take a break on Thursday, but Pan American sailing events resume on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Mexico Wins Six Pan Am Gold Medals

After yesterday's round of victories in Guadalajara, Mexico is now in third place at the medals table with six gold medals in the first three days of the 2011 Pan American Games. On October 18, the US was in the lead with 43, followed by Brazil with 21 and Mexico with 16 medals.

Pan American Triathlon in Puerto Vallarta
BanderasNews Team

Both the men's and women's 2011 Pan American Games Triathlon competitions will be held on October 23 at the API Maritime Terminal in Puerto Vallarta. Considered one of the most difficult competitive sports, triathlon includes swimming (5 km), cycling (40 km) and a marathon (10 km).

PV Closing Streets for Pan American Games
Yussett Matías Hernández

Due to the large number of people expected to attend the Pan American Games in Puerto Vallarta, the city's Municipal Traffic Branch announced that they will be closing some streets near the competition venues in order to safeguard event attendees and participants.

Pan Am Open Water Swim in Puerto Vallarta
Jorge Chavez

The XVI Pan American Games 2011 open water swimming competition will take place on October 22. The new venue will be the waters of Banderas Bay in front of the Malecón in downtown Puerto Vallarta. 36 male and female swimmers are expected to swim the competition's 10 km course.

Pan American Sailing Events Start Oct 17

The 2011 Pan-American sailing events will take place at the Vallarta Yacht Club at Paradise Village Marina, October 17-23. Spectators will be able to enjoy the competitors' 12 pm daily departures from the public entrance to Nuevo Vallarta's south beach, a.k.a. Villa 5.

Pan Am Beach Volleyball Starts October 16
BanderasNews Team

Are you ready for some Volleyball? The 2011 Pan American Games Beach Volleyball tournament will begin on Sunday, October 16th at the newly constructed Pan American Beach Volleyball Stadium, located at the south end of Puerto Vallarta's Hotel Zone, near the Sheraton.

Vallarta Receives 2011 Pan American Torch
Puerto Vallarta CVB

The 2011 Pan American Games torch began its local journey on October 7 at the Paradise Village Yacht Club in Nuevo Vallarta and concluded on the Puerto Vallarta Malecón, where Mayor Salvador González Reséndiz lit the caldron to officially begin the Fiestas of the Americas celebration.

PV's Pan Am Celebrations Begin October 7
BanderasNews Team

From October 15-23, Puerto Vallarta will host four 2011 Pan American Games - the deep water swimming, triathlon, sailing and beach volleyball competitions. But before the games begin, the Pan American flame's arrival on October 7 will kick off the Banderas Bay region's celebrations.

NORCECA Warms Up Beach Volleyball Stadium
Puerto Vallarta CVB

Puerto Vallarta's Pan American Beach Volleyball Stadium was inaugurated last weekend by Mayor Salvador González Resenediz as he kicked-off the NORCECA V Circuit Beach Volleyball games, which were held in the city's new 3000 seat stadium September 30 through October 2.

Mexico Travel Bargains for Pan Am Games
Max Emanuel Donner

If you can’t wait to see the Olympics next summer there is good news. The Pan American Games start October 16 in Puerto Vallarta and Guadalajara, Mexico. And there are some great last minute trips on sale starting at just a few hundred dollars.

PV Mayor Tours Pan Am Beach Volleyball Stadium
NN Noticias

Puerto Vallarta Mayor Gonzalez Resendiz toured the Pan American Beach Volleyball Stadium today to ensure that they'll be ready for Friday's NORCECA V Circuit, which will be the final test for the city's new sports facility before the Pan Am Games begin on October 16.

Puerto Vallarta Pan Am Torch Relay Route
Paty Aguilar

The 2011 Pan American Games torch will begin its local journey at 2 pm on October 7 in Paradise Village and will continue along a route through Puerto Vallarta before ending at the Malecón in time for the 7:30 pm Pan American Games Opening Celebration.

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