In this photo taken Thursday Aug. 18, 2011, a worker labors at the track and field venue for the Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico. The centerpiece of the Pan American Games, an 8,500-seat ... more 
In this photo taken Thursday Aug. 18, 2011, a worker labors at the track and field venue for the Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico. The centerpiece of the Pan American Games, an 8,500-seat stadium for track and field, has fallen victim of years of poor planning, political infighting and now an untimely rainy season, which has left the venue a muddy mess with dirt tracks providing the only access with the event set to kick off in less than two months. The Pan American Games are Mexico's biggest attempt at organizing a multi-sport event since the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City with 42 countries competing in 36 sports. Other venues seem on schedule to be finished when the event opens Oct. 14, but the track and field venue does not look like it is about to hold a major international event. The $28 million project has faced countless delays, and construction was only begun late in 2010. (AP Photo/Bruno Gonzalez) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Bruno Gonzalez
Tue, Aug 23, 2011 12:52 PM EDT