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Pan American Games start in disarray with cleaners still working around the National Stadium

AP Sports Writer

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Workers and volunteers at the Pan American Games were still removing bricks, pieces of wood and construction machinery from outside competition venues on the fourth of the largest multi-sport event in the region. Construction material is scattered around many of the entrances to the National Stadium compound where six venues are set to stage 30 events at the Pan American Games in Santiago. Chile is hosting the Olympic-style event for the first time and public officials have invested $507 million in the area. A lack of volunteers and signage around Pan American Games venues has also left many fans struggling to find their way to and around the National Stadium area.

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