Pan American Games/DIBF America Championship
Started in 1972 for men and 1996 for women, the Pan American Games are held every four years (2020, 2024, etc.) in the year preceding the Deaflympics. USA Men won the gold last summer (2016) in Frederick, Maryland. USA women won by forfeit since no other countries in Americas participated. Countries from DIBF Americas are eligible to compete. The USA men have an 24 – 3 overall record, winning eight of a possible 7 gold medals, while the USA women have won seven of 5 gold medals, including 2012, and own a 18-1 record.