Sports Information

Sports for the Pan Am Games, 2023


Sports Venues:

The Jewish community of Buenos Aires will be hosting the competitions.  Each age category (Junior/Open/Masters) will be competing at different Jewish Community Center. 

  • The Junior Competition will be held at the Hebraica
  • The Open Competition will be held at Cissab
  • The Masters Competition will be held at Hacoaj

There will be scheduled shuttles available from the hotel to each competition venue.

** some sports will be competing in a different venue (either one that is dedicated to a different age category i.e. swimmers will be competing at Hacoaj regardless of their age category, or in a different off-site location due to the facility needs of their sports. There will be a few exceptions only).



Maccabi Canada is considering participation in the following sports. All sports and categories listed are tentative as of February 2023, and may be subject to change or cancellation. 

If a sport does not meet the following criteria the sport will be cancelled.

  1. Minimum number of countries required to hold a tournament (4 countries)
  2. Minimum number of athletes to support a team from Canada


SportJunior Boys
Junior Girls
Open MenOpen WomenMasters MenMasters Women





Category 45+

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Golf  checkcheckcheck

Category 50+

Half Marathon, 10K  checkcheckcheckcheck
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Swimming  checkcheckcheckcheck
Table Tennis  checkcheckcheck 
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2005 -2008


Age Categories

There are three age categories at the Games: Junior, Open and Masters. In all categories athletes can play-up (i.e. play in an older age category) but cannot play down. 

Junior – Juniors are athletes 18 years of age and under as of December 31, 2023 (birth years for junior athletes for the Games for most sports are athletes born between 2005-2008).

Open – The Open competition is the main event at the Games. Open athletes are 19 years and older at the time of the Games. This age category is for high level athletes who have qualified to make the teams. Generally, the Open category consists of athletes who are in their 20’s and in some cases may include talented Junior and Masters age athletes.

Masters – Masters athletes are 35 years and older at the Games (Golf masters are 50+). Within the Masters tournament many sports are divided into sub-categories based on age. 

* Junior and Masters age athletes who have qualified and been selected to participate in an Open sport are considered Open athletes and will be governed by the Open policies.

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