PanAm Games Toronto2015

on 02/19/2015 - 02:10 pm


About the Pan Am Games

 

The Pan American Games are the world’s third largest international multi-sport Games; they are only surpassed in size and scope by the Olympic Summer Games and the Asian Games.

 

The first Pan American Games were held inBuenos Aires,Argentina, in 1951 and the inaugural Parapan American Games were held inMexico Cityin 1999. Both the Pan Am and Parapan Am Games are held every four years for the athletes of the 41 Pan Am Sporting Organization (PASO) member nations, in the year preceding the Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games.

 

While the Pan Am Games have been hosted in a dozen countries throughout theAmericas,Canadahas had the honor of hosting them twice; in 1967 and 1999 and both times inWinnipeg,Manitoba.

 

In 2015,Torontowill be the proudHostCityof the Pan Am and Parapan Am Games. Since 2007, Host Cities also have organized the Parapan American Games for athletes with physical disabilities.

 

Participating Countries

 

Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Canada, Cayman Islands, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela, Virgin Islands.

 

Dates

 

The Pan American Games will be held from July 10 to 26, 2015 and the Parapan American Games will be held from August 7 to 14, 2015. The detail schedule can be found at TORONTO2015.org/venues.

Venues

At the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am / Parapan Am Games, 7,600 top athletes from the Americasand Caribbean will compete at more than 30 venues located in 16 municipalities across southern Ontario.

With an infrastructure budget of $674 million, the Organizing Committee is building 10 all-new world-class facilities and substantially upgrading 15 more.

New TORONTO 2015 Games venues include an athletics stadium, aquatics centre and field house, velodrome and soccer stadium.

In addition, theProvinceofOntariois building the CIBC Pan Am / Parapan Am Athletes’ Village in downtownToronto. Outside theHostCity, athletes will also be housed in four satellite accommodations nearer their competition venues.

More than 40 sport competition venues will be located throughoutTorontoand the Greater Golden Horseshoe Area. TO2015 has situated sport competition venues in seven clusters, with five clusters inToronto. As a spectator, imagine going to one location and being able to watch a swim competition, a fencing match, and part of the modern pentathlon. As an athlete, imagine running your race and then being able to cheer on a teammate at the tennis courts. By using clusters, the organizing committee is able to group multiple sports together by a sports theme or location, to improve operations and reduce costs. Those benefits include simpler transportation and a better athlete and spectator experience. Below is the list of venues.

Toronto

 

Canadian Tennis Centre

CentennialParkPan Am BMX Centre

CIBC PanAm / Parapan Am Aquatics centre and Field House

CIBC panAm / Parapan Am Athlete’s Village

Etobicoke Olympium

Pan Am Bowling Centre

Pan Am Ceremonies Venue

Pan Am / Parapan Am Fields

Ryerson Athletics Centre

UniversityofTorontoScarboroughTennis Centre

Varsity Stadium


York and Durham Region

 

Abilities Centre

Angus Glen Golf Club

Atos Markham Pan Am / Parapan Am Centre

OshawaSports Centre

President’s Choice Ajax Pan Am Ballpark


Peel and Halton

 

Caledon PanAmEquestrianPark

Cisco Milton Pan Am / Parapan Am Velodrome

Pan Am Cross-country Centr

 

Haliburton and Simcoe

 

HardwoodMountainBikePark

MindenWild Water Preserve

Pan Am Shooting Centre

 

Hamilton and Niagara

 

CIBCHamiltonPan Am Soccer Stadium

Royal CanadianHenleyRowing Course

Welland Pan Am Flatwater Centre



Tickets

Tickets for the Pan Am Games are now available.  75% of tickets are priced under $45 and children under 16 and seniors above 65 are given are for half price and will start as low as $10. Tickets can be purchased at http://www.toronto2015.org/tickets.

Opening and closing ceremonies

On July 10, 2015, millions will watchCanadawelcome the nations of theAmericasto the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games with the Opening Ceremony, a celebration of the sports and cultures of theWestern Hemisphere.Canada’s internationally-renowned Cirque du Soleil will infuse the ceremony with its revolutionary stagecraft, acrobatics and pageantry as it delivers a one-time only show. The theatrical and cultural elements of the Opening Ceremony will frame iconic moments such as the Parade of Nations and the lighting of the Games cauldron. The Closing Ceremony on July 26, 2015, will feature music organized by Live Nation Entertainment and will include top Canadian and international musical acts. Always a party-like atmosphere, the Closing Ceremony will honour outstanding Games performances and the contributions of all Games partners, while handing the baton toLima,Peru, theHostCityof the 2019 Pan American Games.

Pan Am Game’s activity:

Below is the list of Games to be held at 2015 Pan Am Games

Archery Athletics Badminton Baseball
Basketball Beach volleyball BMX Bowling
Boxing Canoe/Kayak Slalom Canoe/Kayak Sprint Cycling Road
Cycling Track Diving Equestrian Fencing
Field Hockey Soccer (Football) Golf Gymnastics Artistic
Gymnastics Rhythmic Handball Judo Karate
Modern Pentathlon Mountain Bike Open Water Swimming Racquetball
Roller Sports Figure skating Roller Sports Speed Skating Rowing Rugby Sevens
Sailing Soft ball Shooting Squash
Swimming Synchronized Swimming Table Tennis Taekwondo
Tennis Trampoline Triathlon Volleyball
Water Polo Water Ski Wake board Weight lifting
Wrestling      


Parapan Am Games Activity:

 Archery

Athletics

Boccia

Cycling Road

Cycling Track

Football 5-a-Side

Football 7-a-side

Goal ball

Judo

Powerlifting

Sitting Volleyball

Swimming

Table Tennis

Wheel Chair Basketball

Wheel chair Rugby

Wheel chair Tennis

Source: Toronto2015.org


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