In August 1987, Indianapolis and IUPUI hosted the Pan American Games, a major international sporting event. The Pan Am Games put IUPUI on the international map as a venue for elite competitions. The Natatorium, Track Stadium, and softball fields were venues for international events. Indianapolis prepared for years to be the perfect host to thousands of athletes and visitors from dozens of countries in the Americas. In this photo, UA24-002427, official torchbearers pass through the IUPUI campus toward the official ceremonies to start the Games.
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