Animales: Civilization and Barbarism in Argentine Soccer

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Some brief notes abou the closing of the 1951 Pan-American Games.
A fairly balanced account of the opening games of the inaugural Pan-American Games. The president and first lady are mentioned, but so too are other notable figures in sports and politics.
Argentina's victory over the United States to win the inaugural FIBA Championship became national news in what the BAH described as a very physical and close game.
The United States defeats Chile in their first game of the 1950 FIBA Championship. Interesting that Argentina receives second billing in this article.
Brief mention that the 1950 World Basketball Championship begins tonight, with the United States sending an amateur team, the Denver Chevrolets, to represent the country in Argentina.
Mexico earned the hosting rights to the 1955 Pan-American Games, which would include women's basketball, volleyball, and other sports. Photographs show the Argentine and U.S. men's basketball teams, which repayed the final from a the previous year…
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.
President Perón inaugurates the cycling track in Palermo named after him, and built for the Pan American Games, with over 10,000 spectators in attendance. In his speech, Perón emphasizes that the new venue would be open to all Argentines regardless…
Coverage of the opening ceremonies highlights the presence of the President and First Lady and celebrates the brotherhood of American states.
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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