About PASO

The Pan American Sports Organization (PASO) governs the Pan American Games, which are held every four years in the year before the Olympic Summer Games, and selects the Host City for each Games through a vote of its 41-member National Olympic Committees. 

PASO, which is affiliated with the International Olympic Committee (IOC), also has an important sport development mission to promote, develop and celebrate sports in the Americas and the Caribbean.

PASO - Pan American Sports Organization

PASO Member National Olympic Committees

41 countries and territories

  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Argentina
  • Aruba
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Bermuda
  • Bolivia
  • Brazil
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Canada
  • Cayman Islands
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Cuba
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • El Salvador
  • Grenada
  • Guatemala
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Jamaica
  • Mexico
  • Nicaragua
  • Panama
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Puerto Rico
  • St. Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • St. Vincent and The Grenadines
  • Suriname
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • United States of America
  • Uruguay
  • Venezuela
  • Virgin Islands