Pan American Championship


A Pan American Championship is a top level international sports competition between athletes or sports teams representing their respective countries or professional sports clubs in the Americas. Typically these championships are recurring, the most common formats being annual, biennial and quadrennial. The Pan American Games is the highest level sporting competition for the region. It is common for there to be sport-specific governing bodies to organise these regional competitions, such as the Pan American Judo Confederation.

Major tournaments


Sport Name Continents/Nations First edition
Archery Pan American Archery Championships Americas 1972
Artistic swimming Pan American Artistic Swimming Championships Americas 2010
Athletics Pan American Race Walking Cup
Pan American Combined Events Cup
Pan American Cross Country Cup
Americas 1984
2005
2015
Badminton Pan American Badminton Championships Americas 1977
Basketball FIBA Americas Championship Americas 1980
Beach Handball Pan American Beach Handball Championship Americas 1998
Brazilian jiu-jitsu Pan-American Championship (jiu-jitsu)
Pan Jiu-Jitsu No-Gi Championship
Americas 1996
2007
Chess Pan American Chess Championship Americas 1945
Cricket ICC Americas Championship Americas 2000
Cycling, road and track Pan American Road and Track Championships Americas 2001
Fencing Pan American Fencing Championships Americas 2006
Field hockey Men's Pan American Cup
Women's Pan American Cup
Americas 2000
2001
Football (soccer) CONCACAF Gold Cup
Copa América
Panamerican Championship
North America-Central America-Caribbean
South America
Americas
1991
1975
1952
Gymnastics Pan American Gymnastics Championships Americas 1997
Handball Pan American Men's Handball Championship
Pan American Women's Handball Championship
Americas 1979
1986
Ice hockey Pan American Ice Hockey Tournament Americas 2014
Indoor hockey Indoor Pan American Cup Americas 2002
Judo Pan American Judo Championships Americas 1952
Korfball Pan-American Korfball Championship Americas 2014
Racquetball Pan American Racquetball Championships Americas 1987
Rink hockey Rink Hockey American Championship Americas 2007
Rugby union PARA Pan American Championship
Americas Rugby Championship (top 6 rugby union teams)
Americas 1995
2009
Squash Pan American Squash Championships Americas 2002
Taekwondo Pan American Taekwondo Championships Americas 1978
Volleyball Volleyball America's Cup
Women's Pan-American Volleyball Cup
Men's Pan-American Volleyball Cup
Americas 1998
2002
2006
Water polo UANA Water Polo Cup Americas 2006
Weightlifting Pan American Weightlifting Championships Americas 1982
Wheelchair rugby IWRF Americas Championship Americas 2009
Wrestling Pan American Wrestling Championships Americas 1984

See also