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February 10, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Cuba will not charge the ABC and CNN networks for the right to cover the 1991 Pan-American Games, the games' chief organizer said. Jose Ramon Fernandez, president of the organizing committee, told reporters the networks would have to pay only for services and equipment rentals during the games, scheduled for August. The U.S. Treasury Department had refused to give a license to Capital Cities/ABC Inc.
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September 27, 2013 | By Kevin Baxter
Don't look for the next Yasiel Puig to begin paying taxes to the Cuban government just yet. But it could happen someday now that the island's communist leaders have agreed to allow athletes to sign contracts and compete in foreign countries. Although the move was being hailed in some circles Friday as a huge shift in policy, Cuba has been effectively selling many of its older athletes to foreign leagues in baseball and volleyball for more than a decade, mainly as a way for the cash-strapped country to make money.
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October 27, 2011 | Wire reports
Lunging at the line and falling in pain on the track, Felix Sanchez gave it everything he could Thursday in the 400-meter hurdles at the Pan American Games. Instead of another gold, however, "Super Felix" had to settle for bronze in Guadalajara. "I was bronze, but I wanted the gold," Sanchez said. "Just a little bit more and I would've gotten the silver. " The Dominican runner, who was born in the United States and went to USC, won the 400 hurdles gold at the 2004 Athens Olympics and is a two-time world champion in the event.
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July 15, 2013 | By Andrew Gastelum
Adam Krikorian, the U.S. women's water polo coach, says he can't recall what exactly happened in those final seconds of anticipation. A coach's short-term memory, he says. But what he does remember from that August evening wasn't so much a sight or a sound but the weight. Krikorian coached the U.S. women's team to its first gold medal at the 2012 London Olympics. But as a coach, he does not receive a medal. Only players do. Instead, he got 13, one by one by one. "The coolest memory for me was at the end of the ceremony when all the athletes put the medals around my neck," Krikorian said of the more than 11 pounds of gold-plated accomplishment.
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August 19, 1991
Swimming U.S. swimmers won five of the six final events, giving them 24 of 32 gold medals--their worst performance in the 40-year history of the Games. The best U.S. swimmers skipped the Pan Am Games to prepare for the Pan Pacific Games at Edmonton, Canada, this week. The United States won 49 of 58 medals overall. Ron Karnaugh of Maplewood, N.J., won the 200-meter individual medley in 2:00.92, a Games record. Alex Kostich of Belmont, Mass.
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October 29, 2011 | Staff and wire reports
The United States' gold-medal drought in men's basketball at the Pan American Games will last at least another four years after a 71-55 loss to Mexico in the semifinals Saturday at Guadalajara. The U.S. has not won Pan American gold since 1983. Mexico last won a medal in basketball in 1991 — a silver — and is guaranteed of at least second place. Jovan Harris led Mexico with 15 points, while Lorenzo Mata added 12 and Paul Stoll scored eight. Harris and Stoll were born in the U.S. but carry Mexican nationality.
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October 27, 2011 | Wire reports
Lunging at the line and falling in pain on the track, Felix Sanchez gave it everything he could Thursday in the 400-meter hurdles at the Pan American Games. Instead of another gold, however, "Super Felix" had to settle for bronze in Guadalajara. "I was bronze, but I wanted the gold," Sanchez said. "Just a little bit more and I would've gotten the silver. " The Dominican runner, who was born in the United States and went to USC, won the 400 hurdles gold at the 2004 Athens Olympics and is a two-time world champion in the event.
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October 19, 2011 | Staff and wire reports
The United States was again on the golden end of the swimming rivalry against Brazil on at the Pan American Games at Guadalajara, Mexico. The Americans won three events Wednesday to Brazil's one, increasing their lead in gold medals in the swimming medals table to 15-7. But Kristel Kobrich of Chile broke the American women's hold on the top of the podium, winning the 800-meter freestyle. Women from the United States have won the other 11 races at this year's games. Overall at the games, the Americans increased their lead in the medals standings with eight golds on Day 5. The United States has won 32 gold and 82 overall, while Brazil has 12 gold and 36 overall.
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October 16, 2011 | Wire reports
Olympic swim champion Cesar Cielo won his first and second titles at this year's Pan American Games on Sunday, starting a golden night in the pool for Brazil. Cielo, one of the most accomplished competitors in Guadalajara for the Pan Am Games, set a competition record in winning the 100-meter freestyle in 47.84 seconds. He then helped Brazil win the 4x100 freestyle relay in 3:14.65, another Games record. Felipe Frana added to Brazil's haul with gold in the men's 100 breaststroke, but the United States still leads the medals table with 11 gold and 26 overall.
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September 10, 2011 | By Kevin Baxter
Badminton has taken Olympic champion Tony Gunawan to courts all over the world. But he never expected it would land him in federal court, which is where he found himself Tuesday morning, ordered to appear before U.S. Magistrate Judge Carla M. Woehrle on the sixth floor of the Roybal Federal Building in downtown Los Angeles. "I'm very nervous," Gunawan confessed, anxiously wringing his hands and smiling wanly. His sport has brought him money and acclaim far beyond what he could have imagined growing up in East Java, Indonesia.
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August 16, 2007 | Diane Pucin, Times Staff Writer
SAN JOSE -- Ivana Hong is only 14 years old yet is already fluent in three languages -- English, Chinese and Vietnamese -- and is rapidly learning Spanish. Then again, what she heard while competing last month at the Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro was clear in any language. Boos. Lots of them. "I couldn't believe it," Hong said Wednesday after she finished training at the HP Pavilion in preparation to tonight's start of the women's competition at the U.S.
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July 30, 2007
ON THE WEB Brazil's desire to use the Pan Am Games as a means to push its 2016 Olympics bid was evident, writes Philip Hersh. Go to latimes.com/sports.
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