PanAm Games Toronto2015
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.
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.
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.
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.
Canadian Tennis Centre
CentennialParkPan Am BMX Centre
CIBC PanAm / Parapan Am Aquatics centre and Field House
CIBC panAm / Parapan Am Athlete’s Village
Pan Am Bowling Centre
Pan Am Ceremonies Venue
Pan Am / Parapan Am Fields
Ryerson Athletics Centre
York and Durham Region
Angus Glen Golf Club
Atos Markham Pan Am / Parapan Am Centre
President’s Choice Ajax Pan Am Ballpark
Peel and Halton
Cisco Milton Pan Am / Parapan Am Velodrome
Pan Am Cross-country Centr
Haliburton and Simcoe
MindenWild Water Preserve
Pan Am Shooting Centre
Hamilton and Niagara
CIBCHamiltonPan Am Soccer Stadium
Royal CanadianHenleyRowing Course
Welland Pan Am Flatwater Centre
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
|Boxing||Canoe/Kayak Slalom||Canoe/Kayak Sprint||Cycling Road|
|Field Hockey||Soccer (Football)||Golf||Gymnastics Artistic|
|Modern Pentathlon||Mountain Bike||Open Water Swimming||Racquetball|
|Roller Sports Figure skating||Roller Sports Speed Skating||Rowing||Rugby Sevens|
|Swimming||Synchronized Swimming||Table Tennis||Taekwondo|
|Water Polo||Water Ski||Wake board||Weight lifting|
Parapan Am Games Activity:
Wheel Chair Basketball
Wheel chair Rugby
Wheel chair Tennis