The Pan AM GAMES early history dates back to 1932, the Summer Olympics in Los Angeles. It’s purpose was to strengthen sport activities in the region. These AM GAMES held every four years. Pan AM GAMES has a reference point with the popularly known airlines - Pan Am. Pan referencing to the whole, and the Am referring to the Americas.
Over 5,000 athletes compete at the Pan AM GAMES in thirty six different sports and nearly 400 events. Some of these sports are cycling, football, soccer, bjj (Brazilian Jiu Jitsu), taekwondo, boxing, softball, and even waterskiing. The competitors are competing in the AM GAMES to place for medals. The AM GAMES ‘ medals are the first place – gold, second place – silver, and third place is bronze. The medal ceremony occurs after each of the events conclusions.
The IBJJ ( International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation ) also has AM GAMES. Their competitions take place more frequently than the Pan AM GAMES. The AM GAMES are broke down by weight class tournaments such as novice, juvenile, adult, master / senior , and females. Medals are allotted same as in the original Pan AM GAMES. Coincidentally, the site for the upcoming BJJ Pan AM GAMES are in Irvine, California – February 2013.
Now is the time to begin classes, train, or continue to train for the AM GAMES. If you are new to the sport check it out with a | 30 Day Free Trial! | at the | Seaside Jiu Jitsu Academy. There are coaches to help in all the tournament aspects, in all divisions. Go, grapple, win at the AM GAMES.