Animales: Civilization and Barbarism in Argentine Soccer

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Various articles report on the opening ceremonies and days to the 1951 Pan-American Games, with a focus squarely on the sporting aspect of the event.

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Some brief notes abou the closing of the 1951 Pan-American Games.

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The preview includes a letter of support from Perón to his nation's athletes

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The closing ceremonies were a bit more formal and solemn, with Juan and Eva Perón honoring the participating nations and athletes at the River Plate stadium.

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The opening lines of this article — "The nation, on its path toward athletic maturity, will, beginning today, attend to the opening ceremony of the first Pan-American Games that will take place at the President Perón Stadium in Avellaneda ..." —…

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An accomplished swimmer, Schultz became one of the popular figures of the 1951 Pan-Am Games.

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A variety of superlatives color the account of the opening cermonies of the 1951 Pan-American Games. There is some mention of the ticket prices and the fact that Perón was concerned about the ability of the nation's "most humble" citizens being able…

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The 1951 Pan-American Games are not as overtly patriotic in El Gráfico as in other magazines; international athletes receive good coverage. However, these games (perhaps forced) featured much more coverage of Perón than usual. The ceremonies were…

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With a team of amateur players, Argentina wins the Panamerican Games in Mexico and receives praise from the Mexican media
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