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Pan American Games Official Hymn Aproved!

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The PASO has aproved finaly an official Pan American Anthem, composed by mexican composer Miguel Angel Gonzales Alfaro.

You can download the choral version here: http://www.odepapaso.org/himno/himno_coral.zip

And the instrumental version here: http://www.odepapaso.org/himno/himno_instrumental.zip

Which means that finaly, on ceremonial aspects, we will not hear the olympic anthem anymore but an own anthem of those games (the Asian Games premiered their anthem at Bangkok 1998), so is most likely we will hear this at Guadalajara 2011 ceremonies. For long time the Pan Am Games ceremonies used the olympic anthem as well for the raising of the olympic flag (somes like Caracas 1983 and Indianapolis 1987 had ''anthems'' but they were never declared official) because they lacked an official hymn, until now.

PD: This was actualy a couple of months ago, but i bet some people didnt knew :P

LYRICS (the english part is just a direct translation of the original so is not an official english version):

“ODEPA”

ORGANIZACIÓN DEPORTIVA PANAMERICANA

HIMNO

Que las voces de América ungidas

se confronten en plena unidad

integrando sus manos fundidas

en un marco de honor y amistad.

Que los jóvenes siempre concientes

den su esfuerzo con plena intención

de vencer al rival limpiamente

y en el podium mostrarse campeón.

Que la flama Panamericana

ilumine el estadio en fragor

y conduzca al atleta valiente

en su entrega de casta y honor.

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Milenaria la flama invencible

que mi ancestro forjó al Quinto Sol

ilumina lo mismo al vencido

que el orgullo del gran triunfador.

Son los Juegos Panamericanos

un encuentro de entrega total

donde el hombre libera su fuerza

siempre en busca del áureo metal.

¡Adelante!, mi América unida

que en el mundo se escuche tu voz

con orgullo Panamericano

por tus pueblos con alma y honor.

Que la ODEPA nos marque el camino

y el deporte nos de la verdad

del espíritu férreo, invencible

para unirnos con fraternidad.

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The PASO has aproved finaly an official Pan American Anthem, composed by mexican composer Miguel Angel Gonzales Alfaro.

You can download the choral version here: http://www.odepapaso.org/himno/himno_coral.zip

And the instrumental version here: http://www.odepapaso.org/himno/himno_instrumental.zip

Rio and Brazil first offered a hymn to PanAm Games in 2007, so Mexican PASO president, Raña, thought: if PASO need a hymn, let a Mexican make it.

Shame on Raña.

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Rio and Brazil first offered a hymn to PanAm Games in 2007, so Mexican PASO president, Raña, thought: if PASO need a hymn, let a Mexican make it.

Shame on Raña.

Well just as long as it can be translated into English , French and Portuguese . I know the Spanish Language is certainly dominate in many places in the Americas but we can't forget the Caribbean , Canada , Brazil and the United States for inclusion .

Jim Jones

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Spanish is dominant in Central America and Caribbean...

In the North America English is dominant, and South America Portuguese is spoken by 53% of its habitants...

Double shame on Raña, btw PanAms would be better without him.

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Does anyone know if the Olympic anthem is still used at the Asian Games?

No. They use the Olympic Council of Asia Anthem since the mid 90's. It's an instrumental melody without lyrics, here's the current version of it as heard in Guangzhou 2010 and Astana 2011.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnp3FIJpDjo

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No. They use the Olympic Council of Asia Anthem since the mid 90's. It's an instrumental melody without lyrics, here's the current version of it as heard in Guangzhou 2010 and Astana 2011.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnp3FIJpDjo

Gracias, Jose. It's a lousy piece -- all bombastic notes and no softness nor majesty whatsoever. I wonder who composed it.

For Atlanta 1996, I had actually composed a hymn, The MagnfiCentennial Games Hymn...but of course, ACOG stuck with the more famous composer, David Foster, and his predictable POWER OF THE DREAM.

Edited by baron-pierreIV

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The Olympic anthem should be used.

I believe the IOC wanted them to use a personal anthem instead of the olympic one which should be used at the actual Olympics.

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