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I'm posting links to some footage of CBS coverage of the 1975 Pan Am Games in this post, but first a quick recap of how US Television first covered the Pan Am Games. ABC was the first to broadcast the games in 1963 when they devoted one episode of their "Wide World of Sports" anthology show to the games. The doubled their coverage to two episodes of the show in 1967. I have not been able to determine if there was any coverage in 1971. CBS then bought the rights to the 1975 and 1979 Games at the same time. The coverage in 1975 was mainly shown on "CBS Sports Spectacular" - CBS' version of "Wide World of Sports".
IVth PAN AMERICAN GAMES
Sao Paulo 1963
ABC
Hours: 1 1/2
Host: Jim McKay
ABC's Wide World of Sports
May 11 Pan American Games from São Paulo, Brazil
Vth PAN AMERICAN GAMES
Winnipeg 1967
ABC
Hours: 3
Host: Jim McKay
Saturday, July 29, 1967
ABC'S WIDE WORLD OF SPORTS (ABC, 5-6:30 p.m.). Highlights of the swimming and track-and-field events at the Pan American games, live from Winnipeg,Canada.
Saturday, August 5, 1967
ABC's WIDE WORLD OF SPORTS (ABC, 5-6:30 p.m.) Pan American Games from Winnipeg, Canada.
VIIth PAN AMERICAN GAMES
Mexico City 1975
CBS
Hours: 7 2/3
Host: Pat Summerall
Reporters:
Jack Whitaker (Athletics and Boxing)
Brent Musburger (Swimming and Baseball)
Adrian Metcalfe (Synchronized Swimming)
?
Analysts:
Bill Toomey (Athletics)
Sugar Ray Leonard (Boxing)
Keena Rotheimer (Swimming)
Kim Ocean-Smith (Synchronized Swimming)
?
Monday, October 13 -- 11:30 PM - 11:40 PM
Highlights of events and Opening Ceremony
Tuesday, October 14 -- 11:30 PM - 11:40 PM
Highlights
Wednesday, October 15 -- 11:30 PM - 11:40 PM
Highlights
Thursday, October 16 -- 11:30 PM - 11:40 PM
Highlights
Friday, October 17 -- 11:30 PM - 11:40 PM
Highlights
Saturday, October 18 -- 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Highlights
Monday, October 20 -- 11:30 PM - 11:40 PM
Highlights
Tuesday, October 21 -- 11:30 PM - 11:40 PM
Highlights
Wednesday, October 22 -- 11:30 PM - 11:40 PM
Highlights
Thursday, October 23 -- 11:30 PM - 11:40 PM
Highlights
Friday, October 24 -- 11:30 PM - 11:40 PM
Highlights
Saturday, October 25 -- 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Boxing Finals, Basketball Finals, and Soccer.
Sunday, October 26 -- 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Equestrian Grand Prix Jumping
Here are some clips on youtube from CBS coverage of the 1975 Pan American Games:
Decathlon - Day 1
Decathlon - Day 2
Athletics - Men's 4x100m Relay
Swimming - Women's 100m Freestyle
Boxing - Light Welterweight Class Bout (Sugar Ray Leonard)
Boxing - Heavyweight Class Bout (Teofilo Stevenson)
Baseball - CUBA vs. USA
Synchronized Swimming - Team - USA
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In 1979, CBS again aired most of it's coverage on "CBS Sports Spectacular"
VIIIth PAN AMERICAN GAMES
San Juan 1979
CBS
Hours: 12 1/4
Host: Dick Stockton
Reporters:
Jack Whittaker
Curt Gowdy
Tim Ryan (Boxing ?)
Irv Cross
Gary Bender (Basketball ?)
Analysts:
Muriel Grossfeld (Gymnastics ?)
Gil Clancy (Boxing ?)
Wilma Rudolph (Athletics ?)
Sunday, July 1 -- 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Pan American Games: Opening Ceremonies. Featuring highlights of past
Pan Am competitions, and presenting the history of the games and a preview
of the forthcoming two weeks of competition, live from Puerto Rico.
Saturday, July 7 -- 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
CBS Sports Spectacular: ‘Pan American Games’--men’s and women’s
swimming and diving, gymnastics, boxing, roller skating (speed), archery,
bowling and Greco-Roman wrestling. In addition, a special feature by LeRoy
Neiman will be presented.
Sunday, July 8 -- 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Pan American Games: Among the events expected to be covered are men’s
and women’s swimming and diving, men’s gymnastics, boxing, track and field,
roller hockey, and reports on various other sports. Live from Puerto Rico.
Monday, July 9 -- 11:30 PM - 11:45 PM
Pan American Games: Highlights of the day’s events, from Puerto Rico.
Tuesday, July 10 -- 11:30 PM - 11:45 PM
Pan American Games: Highlights of the day’s events, from Puerto Rico.
Wednesday, July 11 -- 11:30 PM - 11:45 PM
Pan American Games: Highlights of the day’s events, from Puerto Rico.
Thursday, July 12 -- 11:30 PM - 11:45 PM
Pan American Games: Highlights of the day’s events, from Puerto Rico.
Friday, July 13 -- 11:30 PM - 11:45 PM
Pan American Games: Highlights of the day’s events, from Puerto Rico.
Saturday, July 14 -- 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
CBS Sports Spectacular: ‘Pan American Games’--men’s and women’s
swimming and diving, track and field, boxing, men’s and women’s basketball,
gymnastics, weightlifting, roller figure skating, and reports of various
other events.
Sunday, July 15 -- 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Pan American Games: Among the events to be covered are track and field,
Grand Prix horse jumping, women’s gymnastics, boxing finals, super
heavyweight weightlifting, and men’s and women’s volleyball finals. Also reports
on baseball, water polo, soccer and tennis.

Here is a video in two parts on youtube from CBS final broadcast of the 1979 games:

Part 1

Part 2

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Thanks for this material, panam! Keep those coming.

I have small excerpts of the opening of San Juan 1979 which I got from FB long time ago. I'm tempted to post them one of these days in Youtube. Seems to had been a very colorful show though the parade of nations was very disorganized compared to the Caracas '83 one plus the infamous booing at Governor Barcelo for his pro-american stances.

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For the 1983 games, CBS aired all of it's coverage on weekend afternoons. These games also marked the first of three consecutive hosting assignments of Brent Musburger, whose memorable signature line was a very dramatically delivered intro: "You are looking live....". CBS endured numerous obstacles in the run up to the games, including missing video tape machines and mobile units, inexperienced technicians from several countries, a last minute disagreement with the host broadcaster that left CBS scrambling to add 5 more cameras to the 3 it planned to use at the opening ceremony, and more. In addition, when a large doping scandal broke out at the games, including the sudden departure of 12 American athletes to avoid drug testing, Musburger made special reports on the scandal during the CBS Morning News and CBS Evening News, as well as during the regularly scheduled coverage.
IXth PAN AMERICAN GAMES
Caracas
1983
CBS
Rights Fee: Just under $1,000,000
Hours: 15 1/2
Executive Producer: Terry O’Neil
Host: Brent Musburger
Opening Ceremonies: Brent Musburger
Reporters:
Gary Bender (Basketball)
Tim Ryan (Boxing)
Dick Stockton (Swimming)
John Tesh (Gymnastics and Athletics)
Pat O’Brien (Other Sports and Breaking Events)
John Dockery (Other Sports and Breaking Events)
Analysts:
Billy Packer (Basketball)
Gil Clancy (Boxing)
John Naber (Swimming)
Phil Boggs (Swimming)
Peter Kormann (Gymnastics)
Craig Masback (Athletics)
Sunday, August 14 -- 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Opening Ceremony
Saturday, August 20 -- 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Basketball, Swimming, Diving, Boxing, and Gymnastics.
Sunday, August 21 -- 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Basketball, Swimming, Diving, Boxing, and Gymnastics.
Saturday, August 27 -- 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Track and Field, Boxing, and Basketball.
Sunday, August 28 -- 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Boxing and Track and Field.
-- 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Boxing and Track and Field.

Here are some clips on youtube of CBS coverage of the 1983 Pan American Games:

Basketball - Men - USA vs. VEN

Basketball - Men - Gold Medal Match - USA vs. BRA

Gymnastics - Men's Team and Women's All-Around

Swimming - Men's 100m Backstroke

Boxing - Light Heavyweight (Evander Holyfield)

Judo - Women's 56kg final

Boxing - Pernell Whitaker vs. Angel Herrera

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Yeah. Our games were pretty much a hit and miss. While we were praised for the anti-doping control, we were also criticized for finishing venues at last second + all the criticism toward the dissapointing Pan American Village (many athletes opted to go to hotels instead). I think the games were mostly remembered for Michael Jordan performance at basketball.

Another weird fact was Sambo being introduced for the first and only time in the Pan Am Games, with the host country winning many of the gold medals (this was what kinda helped us end at the 5th place of the medal tally, tbh)

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CBS broadcast it's fourth consecutive Pan Am Games in 1987 and provided the host feed as well. Brent Musburger returned as host. I discovered the Pan Am Games through these telecasts and have loved the games ever since. This was the last time CBS would broadcast the games, I'm sorry to say, as they appeared to lose interest after winning the rights to the 1992 Winter Olympics. The Boxing matches in Indianapolis were what I remembered most over the years. They were raucous and crazy with bizarre judges decisions, hard fought bouts, and even 2 brawls between Cuban boxers and anti-Cuban demonstrators. (The most infamous featuring Cuban boxers charging into the stands to beat up demonstrators who had torn up a Cuban flag.) Brazil's upset of the USA in the Men's Basketball final was stunning and reminiscent of the "Miracle on Ice" at Lake Placid.
Xth PAN AMERICAN GAMES
Indianapolis 1987
CBS
Rights Fee: $4,000,000
Hours: 26
Production Crew: 100
Executive Producer: Ted Shaker
Host: Brent Musburger
Opening Ceremonies: Brent Musburger ?
Reporters:
Verne Lundquist (Basketball)
Tim Ryan (Boxing)
Tim Brant (Gymnastics)
Dick Stockton (Athletics)
Jim Nantz (Swimming and Diving)
John Dockery (Baseball)
Pat O’Brien (Roving Reporter)
Anne Butler (Roving Reporter)
James Brown (Roving Reporter)
Bob Drum (Features)
Ron Luciano (Guest Essayist)
John Cougar Mellancamp (Guest Essayist)
George Plimpton (Guest Essayist)
Linda Ellerbee (Guest Essayist)
Analysts:
Billy Packer (Basketball)
Gil Clancy (Boxing)
Saturday, August 8 -- 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Opening Ceremonies, live from Indianapolis Motor Speedway; preview of
competition in all major events.
Sunday, August 9 -- 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
USA vs. Panama in men’s basketball; first round of baseball; women’s
diving; men’s and women’s swimming; track and field, including women’s
heptathlon 100m dash.
Saturday, August 15 -- 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Boxing quarterfinals in three classes; women’s platform diving;
baseball; track and field, including men’s pole vault final.
Sunday, August 16 -- 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Men’s quarterfinal basketball; quarterfinal boxing in three classes;
men’s platform diving; men’s individual gymnastics final; women’s swimming
finals from previous evening; track and field, including finals in 10
events.
Saturday, August 22 -- 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Basketball semifinal games; boxing finals in five classes; women’s
all-around gymnastics final.
Sunday, August 23 -- 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Men’s gold medal basketball game; boxing finals in five classes;
women’s individual gymnastics final.

Here are clips on youtube of CBS coverage of the 1987 Pan Am Games:

Basketball - Men - USA vs. BRA

Athletics - Women - Long Jump Final

Boxing - Lennox Lewis vs. Jorge Gonzalez


Boxing - Kenneth Gould vs. Juan Lemus

Boxing - Nelson Adams vs. Pablo Ramos

Boxing - Kelcie Banks vs. Emilio Villegas

Gymnastics - Men's Team 1/1

Gymnastics - Men's AA 1/2

Gymnastics - Men's AA 2/2 and Women's AA 1/5

Gymnastics - Women's AA 2/5

Gymnastics - Women's AA 3/5
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yiYsR0swGYM
Gymnastics - Women's AA 4/5
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gn5wlIDQtUs
Gymnastics - Women's AA 5/5
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LXmcvf2MP4c
Gymnastics - Women's EF 1/6
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NmVp8MbKCOU
Gymnastics - Women's EF 2/6
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qx-DISo36is
Gymnastics - Women's EF 3/6
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=id4dxvLCzEo
Gymnastics - Women's EF 4/6
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JB69S3ePnEQ
Gymnastics - Women's EF 5/6
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lhG9a_LnjJE
Gymnastics - Women's EF 6/6
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7ui5Mzj1ck
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In 1991, ABC sought the rights to the Pan Am Games in Havana.  The negotiations became bogged down in the U.S. embargo against Cuba which forbade direct payments to Cuba.  After a protracted negotiation with the U.S. Justice Department, ABC eventually inked a deal to broadcast the games.  (The fee was paid indirectly to avoid the embargo.  ABC partnered with Ted Turner's TNT cable channel for the Havana games.  TNT aired the prime time coverage with Ernie Johnson, Jr. as host, while Brent Musburger (who had been fired by CBS in March 1990) anchored ABC's weekend afternoon coverage.  This would be the last time the games were broadcast by a major broadcast network in the United States.  All coverage since has aired on cable or Spanish-language networks.

XIth PAN AMERICAN GAMES
Havana 1991
 
ABC
Rights Fee: ?
Hours: 22 (ABC) (Total Hours ABC/TNT/ TBS combined: 50 1/2)
Executive Producer: ?
Host: Brent Musburger
Reporters:
    Ron Thulin (Basketball)
    Mark Jones (Boxing)
    Gary Bender (Gymnastics)
    John Naber (Swimming)
    Bob Beattie (Volleyball)
    Jack Arute (Cycling, Tennis, Soccer, ?, and Features)
    ?
 
Analysts:
    Jim Valvano (Basketball)
    Cheryl Miller (Basketball)
    Alex Wallau (Boxing)
    Bart Connor (Gymnastics)
    Donna DeVarona (Swimming)
    Chris Marlowe (Volleyball)
    ?
 
TNT/TBS
Rights Fee: ?
Hours: 26 1/2 (TNT); 2 (TBS)
Executive Producer: ?
Host: Ernie Johnson, Jr.
Opening and Closing Ceremonies: Nick Charles (Nicole Watson, "sideline reporter")
Reporters:
    Craig Sager (Features)
    ?
Analysts:
    Hubie Brown (Basketball)
    ?
 
Friday, August 2        -- 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM (TNT)
    Pan American Games Scheduled: opening ceremonies and preview. From Havana, Cuba (Live).
Saturday, August 3  -- 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM (ABC)
    Pan American Games Scheduled: U.S. men’s basketball; men’s and women’s marathon. From  Havana, Cuba (Live).
            -- 9:50 PM - 10:50 PM (TBS)
    U.S. Olympic Gold: Pan Am Games Special Edition. (Live)
Sunday, August 4        -- 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (ABC)
    Pan American Games Scheduled: track & field (women’s high jump, men’s and women’s 100m); men’s and women’s basketball; diving; cycling; soccer;
women’s gymnastics; synchronized swimming. From Havana, Cuba (Live).
            -- 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (TNT)
    Pan American Games Scheduled: track & field; basketball; women’s diving; women’s gymnastics. From Havana, Cuba (Live).
Monday, August 5    -- 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM (TNT)
    Pan American Games Scheduled: men’s and women’s track & field; men’s and women’s basketball; men’s gymnastics; baseball; weightlifting. FromHavana, Cuba (Live).
Tuesday, August 6   -- 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM (TNT)
    Pan American Games Scheduled: men’s diving; women’s gymnastics; men’s and women’s  basketball; weightlifting; wrestling. From Havana, Cuba.
Wednesday, August 7 -- 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM (TNT)
    Pan American Games Scheduled: men’s and women’s track & field; men’s and women’s basketball; women’s diving; boxing; cycling; weightlifting.
From Havana, Cuba (Live).
Thursday, August 8  -- 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM (TNT)
    Pan American Games Scheduled: track & field; men’s and women’s basketball; baseball; boxing; men’s gymnastics; weightlifting. From Havana, Cuba (Live).
Friday, August 9        -- 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM (TNT)
    Pan American Games Scheduled: boxing; basketball; women’s gymnastics; cycling; men’s and women’s tennis. From Havana, Cuba (Live).
Saturday, August 10 -- 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM (ABC)
    Pan American Games Scheduled: track & field; basketball; baseball; boxing; diving; cycling; gymnastics; synchronized swimming; softball; table tennis; wrestling. From Havana, Cuba (Live).
            -- 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM (ABC)
    Wide World of Sports Scheduled: Pan American Games from Havana, Cuba. (Highlights of Week 1); report on the Pacific Classic horse race from Del Mar, Calif. (Live).
            -- 9:50 PM - 10:50 PM (TBS)
    U.S. Olympic Gold: Pan Am Games Special Edition (Live).
Sunday, August 11   -- 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM (ABC)
    Pan American Games Scheduled: track & field; basketball; baseball; boxing; diving; cycling; gymnastics; volleyball; water polo; softball; table tennis; wrestling.
From Havana, Cuba (Live).
            -- 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (TNT)
    Pan American Games Scheduled: track & field; basketball; boxing; women’s diving; swimming;  volleyball; cycling; wrestling. From Havana, Cuba (Live).
Monday, August 12   -- 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM (TNT)
    Pan American Games Scheduled: baseball; basketball; boxing; swimming; volleyball. From Havana, Cuba (Live).
Tuesday, August 13  -- 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM (TNT)
    Pan American Games Scheduled: baseball; basketball; boxing; swimming; volleyball. From Havana. Cuba (Live).
Wednesday, August 14    -- 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM (TNT)
    Pan American Games Scheduled: boxing semifinals; volleyball; soccer semifinals; tennis. From Havana, Cuba (Live).
Thursday, August 15 -- 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM (TNT)
    Pan American Games Scheduled: basketball; swimming; volleyball semifinals; tennis semifinals. From Havana, Cuba (Live).
Friday, August 16   -- 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM (TNT)
    Pan American Games Scheduled: baseball semifinals; basketball; swimming; soccer finals; tennis  finals. From Havana, Cuba (Live).
Saturday, August 17 -- 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM (ABC)
    Pan American Games Scheduled: women’s basketball; men’s and women’s swimming; volleyball; rhythmic gymnastics; boxing. From Havana, Cuba (Live).
            -- 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM (ABC)
    Wide World of Sports Scheduled: Pan American Games from Havana, Cuba (Highlights of Week 2); Travers Stakes from Saratoga Springs, N.Y. (Live).
Sunday, August 18   -- 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM (ABC)
    Pan American Games Scheduled: basketball finals; volleyball finals; rhythmic gymnastics; boxing finals. From Havana, Cuba (Live).
            -- 7:00 PM - 7:30 PM (TNT)
    Pan American Games Scheduled: closing ceremonies and review. From Havana, Cuba (Live).
 
Here are some clips on youtube from ABC/TNT's coverage of the 1991 Havana Pan Am Games:

Gymnastics - Men and Women

Gymnastics - Women's Team - Part 1

Gymnastics - Women's Team - Part 2

Gymnastics - Women's Team - Part 3

Gymnastics - Women's Team - Part 4

Athletics - Men's 110m Hurdles Final

Basketball - Women - USA vs. Cuba (2nd half)

Swimming - Men's 100m Breaststroke Final

Wrestling - Gold Medal - 62kg
 
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Just to continue the my previous posts on TV at the Pan Am Games, here is some information on Canadian TV coverage of the games that I have been able to glean (mainly from the pages of the Montreal Gazette and other Canadian newspapers - which are archived through the early 1980s at google newspaper archive. The 1967 coverage is detailed In part in the official report of the organizing committee which is available in pdf format on the Pan Am Sports official website.)

Vth PAN AMERICAN GAMES

Winnipeg 1967

CBC

Coordinator for CBC Radio and TV: John McCabe
Executive Producer for CBC TV: Len Casey
Host: Lloyd Robertson
Pan-American Games 
Sunday July 23  -- 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Monday July 24  -- 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM
            -- 10:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday July 25 -- 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM
            -- 10:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday July 26   -- 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM
            -- 10:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Thursday July 27    -- 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM
            -- 10:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Friday July 28      -- 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM
            -- 10:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Saturday July 29    -- 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
            -- 10:30-11:00 PM
Sunday July 30  -- 3:00-5:00 PM
            -- 10:30-11:00 PM 
Monday July 31  -- 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM
            -- 10:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday August 1    -- 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM
            -- 10:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday August 2  -- 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM
            -- 10:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Thursday August 3   -- 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM
            -- 10:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Friday August 4 -- 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM
            -- 10:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Saturday August 5   -- 3:30-5:30 PM 
            -- 10:30-11:00 PM 
Sunday August 6     -- 3:30-5:30 PM 
            -- 8:00-9:00 PM 
    The 1967 Pan-American Games, held in Winnipeg, commanded considerable 
airtime in the afternoons and evenings in the last week of July and the first 
week of August. Radio and television coverage was coordinated by John 
McCabe, Supervisor of Special Sports Projects for the CBC, and the executive 
producer for television was Len Casey. The complex organization was centred in 
the Minto Armoury to capture events at eight sites, including the Winnipeg 
Stadium, the Winnipeg Arena, the Civic Auditorium, Pan-American Pool, the 
Velodrome, and the University of Manitoba track. Nine producers coordinated 
colour and black-and-white television camera coverage, as well as film cameras. 
As well, the CBC inaugurated the use of a colour videotape recorder that 
permitted slow-motion and stop action for analysis.
ABC bought the American broadcast rights for the Games.

CBC paid $60,000 to air them in Canada, sending 354 staff to Winnipeg to produce 30 hours of programming from the Games.

Some old links to clips from the coverage at the CBC archives website (not sure if these links still work or not as CBC revamped its archives website a while back and the links may have changed):

http://www.cbc.ca/archives/entry/1967-pan-am-games-open-in-winnipeg
http://www.cbc.ca/archives/entry/harry-jerome-wins-gold-at-the-1967-pan-am-games
http://www.cbc.ca/archives/entry/elaine-tanner-wins-gold-and-a-world-record-at-the-1967-pan-am-games
http://www.cbc.ca/archives/entry/swimmer-elaine-mighty-mouse-tanner-at-the-1967-pan-am-games

VIth PAN AMERICAN GAMES

CALI 1971

CBC

Reporters: Ted Reynolds, Ernie Afaganis, and Don Wittman

Hours: 13 1/2

Saturday, July 31 - 2-4 PM
Pan American Games. Canada's 11 Golden Idols - A film about the 1967 Games in Winnipeg. Also: Highlights of this year's opening ceremonies.
Sunday, August 1 - 2:00 - 2:30 PM
Track and Field, Weightlifting, Gymnastics, Women' Volleyball.
Monday, August 2 - 8:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Track and Field, Weightlifting, Gymnastics.
Tuesday, August 3 - 8:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Track and Field, Women's Volleyball, Women's Fencin (Independent Foil).
Wednesday, August 4 - 7:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Rowing, Gymnastics, Track and Field.
Thursday, August 5 - 9:00 - 9:30 PM
Track and Field, Synchornized Swimming, Gymnastics.
Friday, August 6 - 7:30 - 8:00 PM
Track and Field, Gymnastics, Diving.
Saturday, August 7 - 2:00 - 4:00 PM
Volleyball (tenative).
Sunday, August 8 - 2:30 - 4:00 PM
Swimming and Diving, Weightlifting, Cycling, Men's Fencing, Shooting, Basketball highlights.
Monday, August 9 - 10:00 - 10:30 PM
Football highlights, Boxing, Swimming and Diving.
Tuesday, August 10 - 8:30 - 9:00 PM
Cycling, Football hightlights, Swimming and Diving, Equestrian reports.
Wednesday, August 11 - 9:00 - 9:30 PM
Cycling, Football highlights, Boxing Swimming and Diving.
Thursday, August 12 - 10:00 - 10:30 PM
Cycling, Football highlights, Swimming and Diving, Basketball highlights.
Friday, August 13 - 8:00 - 9:00 PM
Cycling, Football highlights, Swimming and Diving, Wrestling, Equestrian highlights, Basketball highlights.
Saturday, August 14 - 2:00 - 4:00 PM
Volleyball highlights, Basketball highlights, Field Hockey, Football highlights, Equestrian Grand Prix and Closing Ceremonies.

French CBC

Hours: 12 1/4

Reporters: Rene LeCavalier, Jean-Maurice Baille and Richard Garneau.

Saturday July 31 - 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    Jeux Pan-Americains. Ceremonie d'Ouverture. CBC French network will carry a replay of the opening ceremonies of the Pan-Am Games from Cali, Colombia.
Sunday August 1 - 4:00 - 5:00 PM
Monday, August 2 - 7:00 - 7:30 PM
Tuesday, August 3 - 7:00 - 7:30 PM
Wednesday, August 4 - 7:00 -7:30 PM
Thursday, August 5 - 7:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Friday, August 6 - 7:00 - 7:30 PM
Saturday, August 7 - 2:15 - 4:30 PM
Sunday, August 8 - 2:30 - 4:00 PM
Monday, August 9 - 7:00 - 7:30 PM
Tuesday, August 10 - 7:00 - 7:30 PM
Wednesday, August 11- 7:00 - 7:30 PM
Thursday, August 12 - 7:00 - 7:30 PM
Friday, August 13 - 7:00 - 7:30 PM
Saturday, August 14 - 2:15 - 3:45 PM
 

The Montreal Gazette Saturday July 31, 1971

Televised highlights of the pan-american games

    The Pan-American Games are the mini-Olympics of Latin and North America, held every four years before the World Olympics, and regarded, as a tryout for those bigger games.
    Approximately 3500 athletes from some 30 countries compete in 23 sports for the coveted gold, silver and bronze medals.
    Argentina was the originating country of the Pan-American Games 20 years ago, and Winnipeg was the host city for the games in 1967, in which Canada placed second following a storybook finish that saw Jim Day in the equestrian jumping competition beating out his Brazilian rival by 1.1 seconds to win the last gold medal of the games.
    The United States, as expected, swept those games with 120 gold medals, 63 second place silvers and 44 bronze for a total of 227.
    This year's games are being held in Cali, Colombia, a city of about 300,000 and an important commercial centre in this country which is the only one having seacoasts on both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.
    CBC-TV Sports coverage of the games will be telecast daily on both the English and French networks. Commentators for the English Network telecasts will be Ted Reynolds of Vancouver, Ernie Afaganis of Edmonton, and Don Wittman of Winnipeg.
    French commentators are Rene LeCavalier, Jean-Maurice Baille and Richard Garneau.  

    The following is the schedule of events to be televised. 

    Saturday Afternoon, July 31 - Opening Ceremonies and a look back at the 1967 games in Winnipeg.
    Sunday Afternoon, August 1 - Track and Field, Weightlifting, Gymnastics, Women' Volleyball.
    Monday Night, August 2 - Track and Field, Weightlifting, Gymnastics.
    Tuesday Night, August 3 - Track and Field, Women's Volleyball, Women's Fencin (Independent Foil).
    Wednesday Night, August 4 - Rowing, Gymnastics, Track and Field.
    Thursday Night, August 5 - Track and Field, Synchornized Swimming, Gymnastics.
    Friday Night, August 6 - Track and Field, Gymnastics, Diving.
    Saturday Afternoon, August 7 - Volleyball (tenative).
    Sunday Afternoon, August 8 - Swimming and Diving, Weightlifting, Cycling, Men's Fencing, Shooting, Basketball highlights.
    Monday Night, August 9 - Football highlights, Boxing, Swimming and Diving.
    Tuesday Night, August 10 - Cycling, Football hightlights, Swimming and Diving, Equestrian reports.
    Wednesday Night, August 11 - Cycling, Football highlights, Boxing Swimming and Diving.
    Thursday Night, August 12 - Cycling, Football highlights, Swimming and Diving, Basketball highlights.
    Friday, Night, August 13 - Cycling, Football highlights, Swimming and Diving, Wrestling, Equestrian highlights, Basketball highlights.
    Saturday Night, August 14 - Volleyball highlights, Basketball highlights, Field Hockey, Football highlights, Equestrian Grand Prix and Closing Ceremonies.

 

VIIth PAN AMERICAN GAMES

MEXICO CITY 1975

CBC

Hours: 3
Saturday October 18 - 2-4 PM
Pan Am Games
Saturday, October 25 - 5:00-6 PM 
Pan Am Games

FRNCH CBC

Hours: 6
Saturday, October 18 - 3:30-5 PM
Jeux Panamericains
Sunday, October 19 - 3:30-5 PM
Jeux Panamericains
Saturday, October 25 - 4:30-6 PM
Jeux Panamericains
Sunday, October 26 - 3:30-5 PM
Jeux Panamericains

VIIIth PAN AMERICAN GAMES

San Juan 1979

CBC

Hours: 6

Saturday, July 7 3PM-6PM
Sportsweekend: Pan American Games coverage.
Saturday, July 14 3PM-6PM
Sportsweekend: Scheduled events include: coverage of events in the Pan American Games from San Juan, Puerto Rico; highlights of the Grand Circuit Week of Harness Racing from Montreal's Blue Bonnets Raceway; and the British Grand Prix from Silverstone, England.
Sunday, July 15 3-5 PM
Pan American Games. Closing Ceremonies. (Ottawa Citizen July 13, 1979 - Originally, CBC announced they would air the closing ceremonies, but there has been a change of plans. Now Sunday...will not feature the post game parade, but rather will air highlights of the final day of competition.)

FRENCH CBC

Hours: 8

Saturday, June 30 2 PM - 3 PM
Prevue de Jeux PanAmericains.
Sunday, July 1 2-4 PM
Jeux Pan-Americains. Ceremonie d'Ouverture.
Saturday July 14 3-5 PM
Jeux Pan-Americains
Sunday July 15 3-6 PM
Jeux Pan-Americains

IXth Pan American Games

Caracas 1983

(No coverage in Canada.)

(I have not been able to determine if there was coverage in Canada in 1987, 1991, or 1995)

XIIIth Pan American Games

Winnipeg 1999

CBC

Hours: 38
Host: Brian Williams
Play by Play: 
    Ron McLean (Athletics)
    Scott Russell (Gymnastics)
    Mark Lee (Volleyball)
    Paul (Romanuk?) (Baseball)
?
Analysts:
    Dan Whitman (Athletics)
    Geoff Gowan (Athletics)
    Carol Angela Orchard (Gymnastics)
    Charles Parkeson (Volleyball)
?

(Note: TSN also aired some coverage with Dave Ransdorf as host.)

Friday, July 23 -- 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
PAN AM GAMES OPENING CEREMONIES: Catch all the pageantry tonight as the 13th Pan American Games begins in Winnipeg. More than 5,000 athletes from North and South America and the Caribbean will gather at Winnipeg Stadium for the Opening Ceremonies tonight. It's the first time in more than thirty years that the Games have been held in Canada. Join host Brian 
Williams for the Opening Ceremonies of the Pan Am Games, tonight at 8:00 p.m. (7:00 Manitoba) on CBC Television.
Saturday, July 24 -- 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
PAN AM GAMES: Tune in to CBC Television for coverage of the Pan Am Games from Winnepeg.  Among the events you’ll see tonight: Men’s and Women’s Gymnastics 100m Semifinals, Men’s and Women’s 400m Semifinals, Men’s 5000m Final, Decathlon - Day 1, Women’s Long Jump Final,  Men’s Gymnastics, Canada versus Cuba in Women’s Volleyball, and Men’s and Women’s Triathlon. That’s the Pan Am Games, tonight at 8:00 p.m. on CBC Television.
Sunday, July 25 -- 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
PAN AM GAMES: Tune in to CBC Television tonight for coverage of the Pan Am Games from Winnipeg. Among the events you'll see tonight: Men’s and Women’s 100m Final, Men’s and Women’s 400m Final, Men’s 800m Final, Decathlon 1500m Final, Men’s Gymnastics, and Canada versus Brazil in Women’s Volleyball. That’s the Pan Am Games, tonight at 8:00 p.m. on CBC 
Television. 
Monday, July 26 -- 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
PAN AM GAMES: Tune in to CBC Television tonight for coverage of the Pan Am Games from Winnipeg. Among the events you'll see tonight: Women's Gymnastics, Men's and Women's Diving, and Canada versus Argentine in Men's Volleyball. That's the Pan Am Games, tonight at 8:00 p.m. on CBC Television. 
Tuesday, July 27 -- 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
PAN AM GAMES: Tune in to CBC Television tonight for coverage of the Pan Am Games from Winnipeg. Among the events you'll see tonight: Men's and Women's 200 metre semi-finals, Men's 10,000 metre final, Men's Pole Vault and Women's Gymnastics Final. That's the Pan Am Games, tonight at 8:00 p.m. on CBC Television. 
Wednesday, July 28 -- 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
PAN AM GAMES: Tune in to CBC Television tonight for coverage of the Pan Am Games from Winnipeg. Among the events you'll see tonight: Men's and Women's 200 metre final, the Men's 400 metre Hurdles final; Women's 1500 and 10,000, Men's and Women's Diving and Cycling, plus baseball and Volleyball. That's the Pan Am Games, tonight at 8:00 p.m. on CBC Television. 
Thursday, July 29 -- 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
PAN AM GAMES: Tune in to CBC Television tonight for coverage of the Pan Am Games from Winnipeg. Among the events you'll see tonight: Women's Beach Volleyball, Men's and Women's Diving, and Men's and Women's Cycling. That's the Pan Am Games, tonight at 8:00 p.m. on CBC Television. 
Friday, July 30 -- 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
PAN AM GAMES: Tune in to CBC Television tonight for coverage of the Pan Am Games from Winnipeg. Among the events you'll see tonight: the Men's High Jump final, Men's and Women's 4 by 100 relay final, Men's and Women's Cycling finals, Basketball and more. That's the Pan Am Games, tonight at 8:00 p.m. (9:00 AT, 9:30 NT) on CBC Television. 
Saturday, July 31 -- 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
AN AM GAMES: Tune in to CBC Television Saturday night for coverage of the Pan Am Games from Winnipeg. Among the events you'll see: Men's Beach Volleyball, Men's and Women's Cycling, Boxing, Volleyball, Basketball and more. That's the Pan Am Games, Saturday night at 8:00 p.m. (9:00 AT, 9:30 NT) on CBC Television.
Sunday, August 1 -- 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
PAN AM GAMES: Tune in to CBC Television Sunday night for coverage of the Pan Am Games from Winnipeg. Among the events you'll see: Men's and Women's Beach Volleyball, Men's Boxing and Basketball, Women's Volleyball, soccer and more. That's the Pan Am Games, tonight at 8:00 p.m. (9:00 AT, 9:30 NT) on CBC Television. 
Monday, August 2 -- 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
PAN AM GAMES: Tune in to CBC Television tonight for coverage of the Pan Am Games from Winnipeg. Among the events you'll see tonight: the Women's Freestyle 100 metre swimming final and 400 metre relay; the Men's Boxing quarter-finals, Men's Beach Volleyball and Basketball, and more. That's the Pan Am Games, tonight at 8:00 p.m. (9:00 AT, 9:30 NT) on CBC Television. 
Tuesday, August 3 -- 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
PAN AM GAMES: Tune in to CBC Television tonight for coverage of the Pan Am Games from Winnipeg. Among the events you'll see tonight: the Men's 100 metre Butterfly final, the Women's 200 metre Freestyle final, Men's and Women's Beach Volleyball, Men's soccer semi-final, Boxing and Weightlifting. That's the Pan Am Games, tonight at 8:00 p.m. (9:00 AT, 9:30 NT) on CBC Television. 
Wednesday, August 4 -- 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
PAN AM GAMES: Tune in to CBC Television tonight for coverage of the Pan Am Games from Winnipeg. Among the events you'll see tonight: Women's and Men's Freestyle Swimming, Boxing Semi-finals, Men's Beach Volleyball, Soccer, Basketball and Women's Weightlifting. That's the Pan Am Games, tonight at 8:00 p.m. (9:00 AT, 9:30 NT) on CBC Television. 
Thursday, August 5 -- 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
PAN AM GAMES: Tune in to CBC Television tonight for coverage of the Pan Am Games from Winnipeg. Among the events you'll see tonight: Men's Freestyle Swimming, Women's Butterfly and Breaststroke, Boxing, Women's Basketball and Men's Weightlifting. That's the Pan Am Games, tonight at 8:00 p.m. (9:00 AT, 9:30 NT) on CBC Television. 
Friday, August 6 -- 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
PAN AM GAMES: Tune in to CBC Television tonight for coverage of the Pan Am Games from Winnipeg. Among the events you'll see tonight: Men's and Women's Swimming, the Boxing Finals, Softball, Basketball and Women's Weightlifting. That's the Pan Am Games, tonight at 8:00 p.m. (9:00 AT, 9:30 NT) on CBC Television.
Saturday, August 7 -- 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
PAN AM GAMES: Tune in to CBC Television Saturday night for coverage of the Pan Am Games from Winnipeg. Among the events you'll see: Men's and Women's Swimming, Women's Softball and Basketball, Boxing, Men's Soccer and Men's Weightlifting. That's the Pan Am Games, Saturday at 8:00 p.m. (9:00 AT, 9:30 NT) on CBC Television.
Sunday, August 8 -- 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
PAN AM GAMES: Tune in to CBC Television Sunday night for live coverage of the closing ceremonies of the Pan Am Games from Winnipeg. The Games Flag will be lowered and the flame extinguished as athletes and spectators join in tribute to all who were a part of the Thirteenth Pan Am Games. That's Sunday night at 8:00 (9:00 AT, 9:30 NT) on CBC Television.

CBC, TSN teaming up to cover Pan Am Games

GLEN COLBOURN
Canadian Press
Wednesday, July 14, 1999 

It won't be the Olympics, but it will get Olympic-like coverage.

The Pan American Games, which will officially start on July 23 in Winnipeg, will dominate the broadcast schedules of both CBC and TSN for two weeks.

In fact, the Games will mark the beginning of a groundbreaking partnership between the national broadcaster and cable sports channel. CBC and TSN will also team up to cover the next five Olympics, starting with the 2000 Summer Games in Sydney.

In the past, the two networks have shared the likes of the Brier, with TSN showing round-robin games during the week and CBC showing the playoffs on the weekend. But the announcers, producers and crews would all change. This time, they'll be sharing personnel, equipment, sets and even on-air talent.

Veteran CBC announcer Don Wittman will show up on TSN and TSN's Paul Romanuk will pop up on CBC.

"I've been in the business for 25 years and I don't know if I've ever seen this before," TSN executive producer Rick Chisholm said. "This is a true partnership. The director for our program is the director for their program."

The deal was struck to share costs and as a way of getting more coverage on air without overwhelming the CBC's schedule.

The CBC will televise the Pan Ams from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. EDT for most of the 17 days. A few nights, the network will stay on air until 11 p.m.

TSN will broadcast during the afternoon, starting at 1 p.m. EDT on most days. It will show between 90 minutes and five hours of events, depending on the day. Total airtime for TSN is 50 hours, with the CBC providing 38.

"In the end, it gave us the same coverage we would normally have on CBC, and then the added coverage of having TSN there is basically a bonus for the sports fans watching at home," said Joel Darling, an executive producer for the CBC.

The deal also helps the bottom line. The networks are splitting rights costs and personnel assignments to try to keep overtime under control. The CBC is paying more and dedicating more people -- 100, compared with roughly nine for TSN -- because it is broadcasting during lucrative prime time. The partnership also helps TSN with its licence requirements to show Canadian and amateur sports.

The two networks will not only share the same anchor set in Winnipeg's historic downtown Forks district, they will also show the same features and profiles. CBC and TSN have prepared reports on two dozen top Canadian athletes, a series of Manitoba travelogues and a look back at the top performers at the 1967 Pan Am Games, which were also held in Winnipeg.

The key difference -- in fact, practically the only difference -- between the broadcasts will be the hosts.

The CBC's signature sports host, Brian Williams, will anchor evening coverage, while TSN's Dave Randorf gets a big break with the job of hosting the afternoon shows.
 

Santo Domingo 2003
CBC
Hours: 21
Executive Producer: Dave Stewart
Host: Scott Russell
Play by Play: 
    Don Wittman (Athletics, Baseball, and Basketball)
    Steve Armitage (Diving, Swimming, Soccer and Volleyball)
    Bruce Rainnie (Weightlifting and Water Polo)
Analysts: 
    Mary Carroll (Diving)
    Helen Stoumbous (Women's Soccer), 
    Charles Parkinson (Volleyball)
    Bob Lenarduzzi (Men's Soccer)
    Sam Cosentino (Baseball)
    Brian Heaney (Basketball)
Features: 
    Catriona LeMay Doan
    Erin Paul
    Darryl Kyte
Friday, August 1 -- 9:00 PM - 12:00 AM (CBC Country Canada channel only)
    CBC Country Canada, the digital channel, will air the Opening Ceremony in its entirety
Saturday, August 2 -- 5:00 PM -6:00 PM ET LIVE
    Scott Russell presents a preview of the exciting events to come during the next two weeks. Then, Bruce Rainnie and Erin Paul host a recap of the grand Opening Ceremony - a parade of 5,300 athletes from 42 nations. Jaret Llewellyn, a six-time world champion water-skier, will carry the Canadian flag and lead Canada's 422 athletes into the stadium. Llewellyn, from Innisfail, Alberta, took home a gold and silver at the 1999 Pan Am Games in Winnipeg. He was a double gold medallist at the 1995 Games in Argentina. 
Monday, August 4 thru Friday, August 8 -- 11:30 PM - 12:00 AM Local Time
    Scott Russell hosts a half-hour magazine with a recap of the day's events, as well as colorful features about the athletes, the competition and the Dominican Republic.
Saturday, August 9 -- 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM ET LIVE
    Highlights of the following events:· Men's Basketball Final with Don Wittman and Brian Heaney.· Diving with Steve Armitage and Mary Carroll, Athletics with Don Wittman. Plus, highlights of the day's other events featuring the top Canadian and international performances.
Sunday, August 10 -- 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM ET LIVE
    Highlights of the following events:· Men's and Women's Beach Volleyball Finals with Steve Armitage and Charles Parkinson. Basketball -Women's Final with Don Wittman and Brian Heaney. Diving with Steve Armitage and Mary Carroll. Athletics with Don Wittman. Plus, highlights of the day's other events featuring the top Canadian and international performances.
Monday, August 11 thru Friday, August 15 - 11:30 PM -12:00 AM Local Time
    Scott Russell hosts a half-hour magazine with a recap of the day's events, as well as colorful features about the athletes, the competition and the Dominican Republic.
Saturday, August 16 -- 3:30-6:00 ET LIVE
    Highlights of the following events: Men's Baseball Final with Don Wittman and Sam Cosentino. Women's Soccer Final with Steve Armitage and Helen Stoumbous. Weightlifting with Bruce Rainnie. Swimming with Steve Armitage. Men's and Women's Water Polo Finals with Bruce Rainnie. Plus, highlights of the day's other events featuring the top Canadian and international performances.
Sunday, August 17 -- 4:00-7:00 ET LIVE
    Highlights of the following events:· Men's Soccer Final with Steve Armitage and Bob Lenarduzzi. Men's and Women's Volleyball Finals. Weightlifting with Bruce Rainnie. Swimming with Steve Armitage. Plus, highlights of the day's other events featuring the top Canadian and international performances.
 

CBC SPORTS NAMED AS THE HOST BROADCASTER FOR THE 2003 PAN AM GAMES IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC FROM AUGUST 1-17, 2003
CBC Sports is pleased to announce that, as part of the new core of the broadcast business for CBC, it has been named as the host broadcaster for the 2003 Pan American Games to be held in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, from August 1-17, 2003.

"CBC is proud to have been chosen Host Broadcaster for this major multi-sport event," explains Alan Clark, Project Director. "It is further recognition of the excellence of CBC Sports production."

The 2003 Pan American Games, with more than 7,000 athletes and coaches expected to attend, will consist of a full Olympic sport program, with many of the events being Olympic qualifiers for the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens.

CBC HBS (Host Broadcast Services) will provide live coverage of all the major sports events, with 10 crews made up of producers and technicians from the Dominican Republic, Canada and the Americas.

It will take more than 400 producers, directors, technicians and support personnel to mount what will be in excess of 500 hours of television.

CBC was the Host Broadcaster at the 1999 Pan Am Games in Winnipeg, which were attended by more than 1,000 broadcasters from more than 20 countries in the Americas.

CBC HBS most recently was Host Broadcaster for the 2001 World Championships in Athletics.

CBC will cover 600 hours of 2003 Pan Am Games
    According to Terry Ludwick, an executive producer for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), the Pan American Games in August will get 600 hours of live coverage. A crew composed of 300 cameras and over 500 technicians, 300 of whom will be Dominican, will be on site. The International Transmission Center will be installed at the Juan Pablo Duarte Olympic Center and live transmissions from the Olympic Stadium, the Velodrome, the Sports Palace, the Boxing Coliseum, and other sites, should bring interest from countries like Brazil, Argentina and the United States.

CBC forced to reduce coverage of Pan American Games events
By WILLIAM HOUSTON
Friday, July 18, 2003 - Page S2 
Money problems plaguing next month's Pan American Games have forced the CBC, which is the host broadcaster, to cut back on its coverage. In April and June, the Dominican Republic organizing committee failed to deliver two cash payments owed the CBC. As a result, the network insisted on a renegotiated contract. The Canadian network will be sending less staff and technical equipment to Santo Domingo, and will provide coverage at fewer venues. Alan Clark, the executive producer of the CBC's host broadcast, said live coverage of some events, such as track cycling and gymnastics and the finals of softball, has been dropped. Clark said organizers could not guarantee when the CBC would be paid in full. "We could have walked away, because they were in breach of contract," Clark said. "They had paid us about 80 per cent of what we were owed. But, after 3½ years there, and because of the Games and the people, we said we would give them a program plan based on the reduced budget." The Pan American organizing committee has been hit with setbacks over the past two years, including the collapse of the Dominican currency, the failure of a major bank and a decline in tourism.The CBC's coverage in Canada will consist of late night and weekend programming.
 

THE XIV PAN AM GAMES ON CBC SPORTS GET UNDERWAY SATURDAY, AUGUST 2 BEGINNING AT 5 P.M. ET
Nearly 7,000 athletes from 42 countries in North and South America and the Caribbean gather in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, for the XIV PAN AM GAMES, August 1-17.

Scott Russell is in Santo Domingo to host CBC Sports' coverage. 15 days of programming kicks off with a recap of the Opening Ceremony on Saturday, August 2 at 5 p.m. ET. 

CBC Country Canada, the digital channel, will air the Opening Ceremony in its entirety on Friday, August 1 at 9 p.m. ET.

CBC Sports' reporting from the Games includes live weekend coverage on:
· Saturday, August 2 at 5 p.m. ET, 
· Saturday, August 9 & 16 at 3:30 p.m. ET · Sunday, August 10 & 17 at 4 p.m. ET.

Each weeknight during the Games, at 11:30 p.m. local time, Scott Russell hosts a half-hour magazine with a recap of the day's events, as well as colourful features about the athletes, the competition and the Dominican Republic. CBC Country Canada, the digital channel, will rebroadcast the weekday recap shows at 9 p.m. ET the following night.Joining Russell is Catriona 
LeMay Doan - the fastest woman on ice makes her television debut filing reports from Santo Domingo, CBC Halifax's Bruce Rainnie, The Fifth Estate's Erin Paul and Street Cents' Darryl Kyte. Don Wittman (athletics, baseball and basketball) and Steve Armitage (diving, swimming, soccer and volleyball) call the action. The analysts include: Mary Carroll-a 14-time National Champion (diving), Helen Stoumbous-a Canadian National Team member (women's soccer), Charles Parkinson-a four-time National Team member (volleyball), former Canadian 
National Team member and coach Bob Lenarduzzi (men's soccer) and Sam Cosentino (baseball). Dave Stewart is the executive producer of CBC Sports' coverage of the XIV PAN AM GAMES.
 

(I have not been able to locate information on any coverage in Canada in 2007)

XVIth Pan American Games

Guadalajara 2011

CBC offering extensive coverage of 2011 Pan Am Games


CBC Sports Posted: Sep 29, 2011 6:55 PM ET| Last Updated: Sep 29, 2011 6:49 PM ET 
The CBC announced on Thursday it is offering a multi-platform broadcasting package for the 16th Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico.

Over 300 Canadian amateur athletes will be showcasing their talent and competing against some of the world's best, with CBC's coverage starting with the opening ceremonies on Oct. 14, 2011, at 8 p.m. ET live on CBCsports.ca and ending with the closing ceremony on Oct. 30 (8 p.m. ET, live on CBCSports.ca).

In total, CBC-TV, Radio Canada and CBCsports.ca will combine for over 50 hours of programming, with CBCsports.ca displaying 38 hours of coverage. Gemini Award-winning broadcaster Scott Russell will be hosting both the daily and weekly highlights shows.

"The 2011 Pan American Games offer another opportunity for Canadian amateur athletes to shine on the international stage," Jeffrey Orridge, CBC's executive director of sports properties, said in a release. "We continue our tradition of raising the profile of not just amateur athletics in this country but also sharing the stories of these talented individuals."

One of the most notable Canadian athletes participating is shot putter Dylan Armstrong, who won gold at the 2007 Pan Am Games in Rio. Veteran striker Christine Sinclair will lead the 2007 bronze medal-winning Canadian women's soccer team into action as well.

The multi-sport event — 46 sports involving 42 countries — encompasses nations from all over the American continent (North America and South America) and is held every four years in the year precluding the Olympic Games. The 2012 Summer Olympics are scheduled to be hosted by London, England.

"Pan Am countries are among the top 10 leaders in high-profile summer Olympic sports such as athletics, swimming, boxing, soccer, volleyball and baseball," said Ian Troop, CEO of Toronto's Pan Am Games Organizing Committee in 2015 (TO2015). "Coverage of the 2011 Guadalajara Games will showcase the athletic stars of today as well those up-and-coming performers we hope to see in Toronto in less than four years."

Mexico will be hosting its third Pan Am Games (1955, 1975) and is the first nation to do so.

Toronto will host the Pan Am Games in 2015.

CBC To Offer Multiplatform Coverage Of The 2011 Pan American Games
Thursday October 6th, 2011    

CBC announced a multiplatform-broadcasting package to support the over 300 Canadian amateur athletes competing against some of the best in the world at the 16th Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico. 

Starting with the Opening Ceremony on October 14th at 8:00 p.m. ET live on cbcsports.ca and ending with the Closing Ceremony on October 30th, CBC Television, Radio-Canada and cbcsports.ca will combine for over 50 hours of programing including 38 hours of coverage on cbcsports.ca 

Hosted by Gemini Award winner Scott Russell, the coverage will include a daily highlights show available on cbcsports.ca, a 30-minute highlights show broadcast on CBC Television from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. E.T on Saturday October 22nd and Saturday October 29th and special reports on Radio-Canada.

"The 2011 Pan American Games offer another opportunity for Canadian amateur athletes to shine on the international stage,” said Jeffrey Orridge, CBC’s executive director of sports properties. “We are committed to raising the profile of not just amateur athletics in this country but also sharing the stories of these talented individuals.”

“Pan Am countries are among the top 10 leaders in high-profile summer Olympic sports such as athletics, swimming, boxing, soccer, volleyball and baseball,” says Ian Troop, CEO, TO2015. “Coverage of the 2011 Guadalajara Games will showcase the athletic stars of today as well those up-and-coming performers we hope to see in Toronto in less than four years.” 

“We are thrilled Canadians will get to experience the pursuit of athletic excellence and the cultural pageantry of the Pan Am Games in Guadalajara,” says Horacio de la Vega, Commercial Director, COPAG. “We are very pleased to have CBC on board as a broadcast partner.”

About CBC/Radio Canada
CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada's national public broadcaster and one of its largest cultural institutions. The Corporation is a leader in reaching Canadians on new platforms and delivers a comprehensive range of radio, television, Internet, and satellite-based services. Deeply rooted in the regions, CBC/Radio-Canada is the only domestic broadcaster to offer diverse regional and cultural perspectives in English, French and eight Aboriginal languages, plus seven languages for international audiences. In 2011, CBC/Radio-Canada is celebrating 75 years of serving Canadians and being at the centre of the democratic, social and cultural life of Canada. 

2011 Pan American Games Broadcast Schedule
/All Programming Available On Cbc Television And Cbcsports.Ca Unless Otherwise Noted/ Schedule Subject To Change / Additional Broadcasts May Be Added

October 15th – October 31st  On Demand  Daily Highlight Show – cbcsports.ca
Friday, October 14  8 p.m. ET  2011 Pan Am Games Opening Ceremony (LIVE) – cbcsports.ca
Saturday, October 15  1 p.m. ET  2011 Pan Am Games Opening Ceremony
Saturday, October 22  12 p.m. ET  2011 Pan Am Games Week One Highlights
Saturday, October 29  12 p.m. ET  2011 Pan Am Games Week Two Highlights
Sunday, October 30  8 p.m. ET  2011 Pan Am Games Closing Ceremony (LIVE) - cbcsports.ca
Monday, October 31  12:30 a.m. ET  2011 Pan Am Games Closing Ceremony

XVIIth Pan American Games
Toronto 2015
CBC
Host - Prime-time: Scott Russell
Host - Late Night: Scott Russell
Host - Daytime: Andi Petrillo
Opening Ceremony: Scott Russell and Peter Mansbridge
Closing Ceremony: Scott Russell, Andi Petrillo, and Perdita Felicien
Play by Play:
    Mark Lee (Athletics)
    Steve Artmitage (Swimming)
    Dan Schulman (Basketball)
    Mitch Peacock (Gymnastics)
Analysts:
    Michael Smith (Athletics)
    Brenda Irving (Athletics Interviews)
    Byron MacDonald (Swimming)
    Ran Fracilla (Basketball)
    Elfie Schlegal (Gymnastics)

CBC/RADIO-CANADA REVEALS ROBUST MULTIPLATFORM BROADCAST PLANS FOR THE TORONTO 2015 PAN AM AND PARAPAN AM GAMES
April 29, 2015
CBC/RADIO-CANADA - French- and English-language broadcast hosts were also announced during a joint event with TO2015 in celebration of the 100-day countdown to the Parapan Am Games
Tweet this release: http://cbc.sh/wm9vMmi
April 29, 2015 – CBC/Radio-Canada today announced its broadcast plans for this summer’s Toronto 2015 Pan Am and Parapan Am Games as part of a joint celebration with TO2015 in honour of the 100-day countdown to the start of the Parapan Am Games. CBC/Radio-Canada is the official broadcaster of the Toronto 2015 Pan Am and Parapan Am Games in Canada and will provide Canadians with more hours of coverage than before – including unprecedented coverage of the Parapan Am Games – through an extensive multiplatform approach. The Pan Am Games run from July 10-26, 2015, while the Parapan Am Games take place August 7-15, 2015 in Toronto and the Greater Golden Horseshoe Area.
The Pan Am/Parapan Am Games is the world’s third-largest international multi-sport games and Toronto 2015 will be the largest multi-sport games ever held on Canadian soil. In keeping with the magnitude of the event, CBC/Radio-Canada will broadcast nearly 750 hours of coverage over the course of the Pan Am and Parapan Am Games across TV, online and mobile platforms. This year’s event marks the first time that the Parapan Am Games will be televised in English and French in Canada.
CBC-TV will offer daily broadcasts in the afternoon, primetime, and late night, covering each day’s events throughout the Pan Am Games along with daily primetime and late night broadcasts during the Parapan Am Games. The afternoon broadcasts will air in local time across the country while the evening and late night broadcasts will be live to audiences in Ontario and to the east, airing at local times to audiences west of Ontario. CBC’s Scott Russell will host the nightly primetime show from 8-10 p.m. (8:30-10:30 p.m. NT) and the late night programming block from 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. (12-1 a.m. NT) each night, recapping the biggest moments from each day’s events. During the Parapan Am Games, Russell will host CBC-TV’s nightly primetime coverage from 8-9 p.m. (8:30-9:30 p.m. NT), followed by the late night block from 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. (12-1 a.m. NT). In addition to CBC-TV’s coverage, broadcast partner Sportsnet will provide coverage of the Pan Am football (soccer) tournament and will also provide encore broadcasts of CBC-TV’s Parapan Am coverage.
French-language TV coverage on Radio-Canada will include daily afternoon broadcasts from 1-4 p.m. from Monday to Friday and 2-5 p.m. on weekends, hosted by the network’s Marie-José Turcotte during the Pan Am Games. Host Marc Durand will guide viewers through Radio-Canada’s coverage of the Parapan Am Games, which will include a nightly hour-long broadcast recapping the best from each day of competition.
From a digital perspective, CBC/Radio-Canada will again provide Canadians with unprecedented coverage with more than 650 hours of live streaming competition coverage of the Pan Am and Parapan Am Games through cbc.ca/panam in English and ici.radio-canada.ca/panam in French, and via an upcoming app presented by CIBC for iOS and Android mobile devices (available in English and French). Additional features of the website and app will include the latest live and on-demand video, instant results, medal standings and news from in and around the events.
The Toronto 2015 Pan Am and Parapan Am Games will see more than 10,000 athletes, coaches, and team officials in total from 41 countries and territories visit Canada to take part in 36 Pan Am sports and 15 Parapan Am sports, many of which will be qualifying events for the Rio 2016 Olympics and Paralympics. Canada will be represented by its largest teams ever at the Pan Am and Parapan Am Games with more than 750 athletes competing.
Further details of CBC/Radio-Canada’s plans for coverage of the Toronto 2015 Pan Am and Parapan Am Games will be made available in the coming weeks.

ORONTO 2015 PAN AM AND PARAPAN AM GAMES CBC ENGLISH SERVICES COVERAGE PLANS
CBC-TV
 Three daily hosted programs during the Pan Am Games and two daily hosted programs during the Parapan Am Games
o Scott Russell will host the Primetime and Late Night Pan Am and Parapan Am programs
 The daily weekday programming breakdown will be as follows*:
o Pan Am Games (July 10-26, 2015):
 3-5 p.m. (Local) – Pan Am Afternoon
 8-10 p.m. (Live in ET, local time in areas west of Ontario) – Pan Am Primetime
 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. (Live in ET, local time in areas west of Ontario) – Pan Am Late Night
o Parapan Am Games (August 7-15, 2015):
 8-9 p.m. (Local) – Parapan Am Primetime
 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. (Local) – Parapan Am Late Night
Digital (Online, Mobile, Social Media)
 More than 650 hours of live streaming coverage available online at cbc.ca/panam and via an upcoming app for iOS and Android devices
 The website and app will carry live video, on-demand highlights, real-time results, news, and will allow users to track Team Canada athletes through their competitions
 CBC’s digital offerings allow users one-stop access to everything Pan Am whenever they want it, no matter where they are
 CBC will be active in social media with the CBC Olympics Facebook and Twitter (#CBCPanAm) accounts, and through the @CBCSports accounts on Instagram and Periscope
 CBC Sports will also produce exclusive Vine-only features over the course of the Games, offering unique on-site and behind-the-scenes perspectives
CBC News
 Leading up to and throughout the Games, CBC News platforms will keep Canadians informed of the latest news surrounding Toronto 2015 and the athletes from a competition perspective as well as from a news standpoint, all in an effort to bring the Games, athletes, and stories closer to Canadians no matter where they are in the country
 CBC News will follow the Pan Am torch from the lighting ceremony in Mexico and as it travels across Canada
 CBC’s local news broadcasts across Canada will follow the torch relay as it crosses the country through various communities
 CBC News will follow the announcements of the various sports’ Canadian team roster announcements as they are made leading up to the Games
 Special features within CBC News broadcasts and online will include athlete profiles, inside looks at some of the sports that will be part of the Pan Am and Parapan Am competitions, and more
 CBC News will produce engaging social media initiatives designed around Canada’s athletes and the communities in which they live and train, giving Canadians a first-hand account of the lives of the dedicated men and women representing them on Pan Am and Parapan Am stage
CBC Radio
 CBC Radio will cover the Pan Am Games unlike any other broadcaster, with a special Pan Am Games Live Update included in several programs across the network throughout the entire event, featuring highlights of each day’s competition, following the progress of Canada's athletes and reporting their stories
o Live Update will be included in regular morning sportscasts every hour in all CBC Radio morning shows across the country
o Live Update from the Canadian Broadcasting Centre in the Barbara Frum Atrium at CBC Toronto will be featured every hour on all afternoon shows across the country
o World Report and The World This Weekend on Saturdays and Sundays will also include the Pan Am Games Live Update
Kids’ CBC
 Kids' CBC will produce several forms of Pan Am-themed content, including:
o A "Go Canada Go" music video featuring Indo-Canadian musician, Raghav, and Kids' CBC host, Patty
o A torch craft from CBC Parents that will be shared with schools across Canada, featured on-air and online, and at CBC station events across the country
o Kids' CBC 2 will feature an interactive Pan Am microsite including games, and cool facts and information about the Pan Am and Parapan Am Games for kids and families
Further details of CBC/Radio-Canada’s plans for coverage of the Toronto 2015 Pan Am and Parapan Am Games will be made available in the coming weeks.
*All schedules subject to change. Weekend schedules may differ. Consult cbc.ca/panam for up-to-date schedules

CBC announces TV and extensive online coverage plans for upcoming Pan Am Games

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TORONTO – While offering more than 650 hours of coverage online, the CBC is planning to televise only five hours of programming on most days during the Pan American Games, a total that will generally be spread over three different time slots.

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The public broadcaster announced the basic framework of its coverage plans Wednesday, inside its downtown Toronto headquarters. Since it lost the NHL rights two years ago, the CBC has made deep staffing cuts and shifted its mandate from professional sports and renewed its focus on the amateur scene.

There will be a two-hour bloc of television coverage beginning at 3 p.m. local time every weekday during the Pan Am Games, and there will be another two-hour stretch beginning at 8 p.m. The final bloc will run from 11:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.

Some of the content will be on a tape delay, and some events will be condensed.

“I think they are doing what their national mandate is,” said David Peterson, chair of the Pan Am Games organizing committee. “I have no complaints, honest to God.”

The CBC has sub-licensed soccer coverage to Rogers Communications.

It was a Rogers deal that shifted the landscape for the CBC, as well as for TSN, two years ago. The communications giant hatched a 12-year deal worth $5.2-billion to snatch rights to the NHL in Canada — sub-licensing games to the CBC, but only after gaining editorial control over Hockey Night in Canada, as well as studio space at the CBC headquarters.

Mark Lee and Steve Armitage, long-time voices in the CBC’s sports department, were let go last year. Scott Russell, one of the few remaining on-air personalities, will host two of the Pan Am Games programs in July, anchoring the primetime and late-night shows.

CBC 2015 Pan Am Games Broadcast Schedule 
Friday, July 10     Opening Ceremony     7 – 10:30 pm  
Saturday, July 11     Pan Am Afternoon     1 - 3:30 pm ET
            Pan Am Primetime    7 – 10 pm ET 
Sunday, July 12     Pan Am Afternoon     1 – 3:30 pm ET 
Monday, July 13 to Friday, July 17 
            Pan Am Afternoon     3 – 5 pm
            Pan Am Primetime     8 – 10 pm
            Pan Am Late Night    11:30 pm – 12:30 am 
Saturday, July 18     Pan Am Afternoon     3 – 6 pm ET
            Pan Am Primetime      7 – 10 pm ET 
Sunday, July 19     Pan Am Afternoon     1 – 4 pm ET
            Pan Am Primetime     8 – 10 pm
            Pan Am Late Night       11:30 pm – 12:30 am
Monday, July 20 to Friday, July 24 
            Pan Am Afternoon     3 – 5 pm
            Pan Am Primetime     8 – 10 pm
            Pan Am Late Night     11:30 pm – 12:30 am
Saturday, July 25     Pan Am Afternoon     3 – 6 pm ET
            Pan Am Primetime      7 – 10 pm ET 
Sunday, July 26     Pan Am Games Afternoon     1 – 5 pm ET
            Closing Ceremony     7 – 10 pm ET
            Pan Am Games Late Night 11:30 pm – 2:30 am 
Please note the schedule is subject to change at any time without notice. 
Pan Am Afternoon is hosted by Andi Petrillo and Pan Am Primetime and Late Night programs are hosted by Scott Russell. 
More than 600 daily live streaming hours available at cbc.ca/panam and through the CBC Sports App on iOS & Android.   

CBC 2015 Parapan Am Games Broadcast Schedule 
Friday, August 7     Opening Ceremony     7 – 9 pm  
Saturday, August 8     Parapan Am Afternoon     4 – 6 pm ET
            Parapan Am Primetime      8 – 10 pm 
Sunday, August 9     Parapan Am Afternoon     5 – 7 pm  
Monday, August 10 – Friday, August 14 
            Parapan Am Primetime     8 – 9 pm
            Parapan Am Late Night      11:30 pm – 12:30 am 
Saturday, August 15     Parapan Am Afternoon     11:00 am – 1 pm ET
            Parapan Am Primetime      10 pm – 12:30 am ET 
CBC, with AMI simulcast, will provide Described Video (DV) on all television coverage of the Parapan Am Games. Over 170 hours will be streamed daily live online at cbc.ca/panam and through the CBC Sports App on iOS & Android. 

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CBC adds 12 hours to Pan Am coverage 
By Trish CrawfordMusic
Wed., July 15, 2015

Canadian viewers who’ve been clamouring for more Pan Am Games coverage have been heard. 
The CBC announced Wednesday it adding 12 more hours of coverage until the Games close July 26. 

Brazil's Thiago Simon competes in a men's 200m breaststroke preliminary heat at the Pan Am Games on Wednesday. CBC has promised more hours of TV coverage of the Games in response to complaints from fans.  (Rebecca Blackwell / THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)

It immediately added an hour a day to its weekday afternoon program Pan Am Afternoon with host Andi Petrillo, which will now run three hours from 2 to 5 p.m.
Also, weekend prime-time coverage will be expanded with an extra hour Sunday, July 19 and three hours on Saturday, July 25.
In a news release, the broadcaster said it “is committed to providing audiences with as much sports coverage as is made available by Toronto 2015. To that end, all medal moments have been and will continue to be carried on TV, online at cbc.ca/panam and via the CBC Sports App . . . or via highlight clips made available through the host broadcaster.”
The sports made available live include track cycling, artistic gymnastics, athletics (excluding road races), diving, synchronized swimming, swimming, equestrian show jumping, volleyball, beach volleyball, boxing, soccer, judo, wrestling, taekwondo, karate, basketball, and opening and closing ceremonies.
“We heard in no uncertain terms that Canadians . . . want to see more coverage,” said Chuck Thompson, head of public affairs. The request for more Games programming was matched by robust audience numbers.
“There’s been a lot of positive feedback,” said Thompson, adding the CBC already had crews in place at the events so it was easily able to add the 12 hours of coverage. 
“As we are already streaming live coverage online, the cost to produce and place the additional hours on television was incremental.” 
This year marks the first time that the Parapan Am Games, which follow the Pan Am Games Aug. 7 to 15, will be televised in English and French in Canada.

CBC drops the ball on its erratic coverage of Pan Ams
Mike Koreen
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July 21, 2015 
Updated:
July 21, 2015 9:56 PM EST 
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TORONTO
Bal Gosal was in the stands at Mattamy Athletic Centre on Monday night, taking in Canadian basketball history along with a full house of red-and-white clad fans.
Unless you were in the building — like Canada’s minister of sport — or on your computer, though, there was no way to see Canada’s first Pan Am women’s hoops gold medal win take place live, even though it was happening just a few kilometres away from the headquarters of the host broadcaster: The CBC.
For all the good things that have played out during the first 10 days of the event — big, loud crowds, outstanding Canadian performances and even surging television ratings — there is one clear downer: The inability of the Games to showcase many of its biggest events on live TV at home.
"I was surprised," Gosal said outside the beach volleyball venue when asked about the fact there was no live TV of marquee events, such as the men’s baseball final on Sunday (which was also streamed online) and the women’s basketball final on Monday.
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"I would have liked to see more coverage. I thought there would be more coverage … When I went to the Paralympics in London (in 2012), they were slated for very small coverage. Once they saw the ticket sales, once they saw the people, right away they increased coverage. That’s what I’d love to see in Canada, every amateur sport covered much more than it is right now."
The CBC won the right to broadcast the Pan Ams and serve as the host broadcaster in 2012. While a Pan Am spokesman said there were other bidders, it’s unclear just how much of a demand there was for an event that drew mostly negative headlines right up until the opening ceremony. It’s reasonable to suggest many were caught off guard by just how much interest there has been in the Games.
At the time the CBC won the bid, Jeffrey Orridge, then the executive director for sports for CBC English Services and now the CFL commissioner, said, "As the host broadcaster, CBC/Radio-Canada will also bring the Pan/Parapan Am Games to the world, which positions us well for a revenue-positive outcome."
A request to speak to Orridge through the CFL was not returned on Tuesday, but perhaps he’s right on his revenue theory. Yahoo Sports reported that the top three most-watched sporting events last weekend came from the Pan Am Games.
That’s fine and dandy (and good for the bottom line), but ultimately the CBC’s programming decisions are just odd. Baseball was an obvious big storyline — it was the No. 1 story at the Winnipeg Pan Ams in 1999 and Canada was defending its title this year. What’s more, the final was an absolute thriller. And Canada’s women’s basketball team clearly is on the rise, with the sport experiencing a boom in this country. The list goes on — go on Twitter and you’ll see communities from many sports complaining about the coverage.
"We knew we were not going to make everybody happy with every decision," said Chuck Thompson, head of public affairs for the CBC. "We’ve provided more coverage than ever before (for a Pan Am Games) and it’s been a huge success."
Money, of course, is a factor. The CBC has been rocked by cuts in recent years, including heavy hits in its sports department. Thompson confirmed that the budget for the Pan Ams is "significantly lower" than the CBC’s budget for the 2014 Sochi Winter Games or the 2016 Rio Summer Games.
But this matters not to Joe Sporting Fan, in this era of ever-expanding sports television coverage. TSN has five channels, Rogers Sportsnet has six — and yet two Canada-U.S.A. showdowns for gold in big sports in this country can’t find a place on live television?
The CBC does have a deal to show several Pan Am soccer games on Sportsnet. Why soccer?
"With soccer having such broad appeal in Canada, that decision was made some time ago," Thompson said.
It’s unclear if TSN or Sportsnet could have picked up other sports.
A Sportsnet spokesman referred all Pan Am questions to the CBC. When asked if his network was interested in the Games, TSN spokesman Greg McIsaac said, "I can confirm that we did have discussions on the Games, but we knew our focus this summer was going to be on the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015."
TSN and its partner networks showed every single minute of every single game of the World Cup this summer. While the CBC has twice boosted Pan Am coverage since the event started, it is not the extensive multi-sport Games coverage we are used to as Canadians. It feels a bit like the American treatment, where tape delays and canned features are often shown over live events.
During the women’s basketball final on Monday, the CBC aired a taped documentary on the Canadian team.
"We did sit down with CBC, the host broadcaster, over many, many months and worked out what was feasible (to broadcast) based on what we knew then, about what sports we could broadcast, about what we thought would have interest," said 2015 Pan Am chief executive officer Saad Rafi. "But (in regards to the final) choices, it’s really a question for them.
"I think CBC is trying to be as adaptive as possible. Canada is having some outstanding success, so it’s kind of a nice problem to have (not being able to broadcast all Canada’s medal successes). I think as a partner they’ve served us and Canadians as well as they can."
Indeed, true pros such as Scott Russell (a fierce supporter of amateur sports) do outstanding work for the CBC. The problem is behind the scenes — the interest among the Canadian public is not matched by the television coverage.
"Every single television station — CBC, TSN, CTV — when I talk to them, I (ask) them to put more amateur sport on television," Gosal said. "These Pan Am Games are a prime example. They are a most successful Games. People are embracing it, venues are filled up and we don’t have enough TV coverage."

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CBC did not air coverage on traditional television from Lima. All coverage was streamed on the CBC Gem streaming service.

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