The Sport Information Resource Centre
The Sport Information Resource Centre

Starting July 10-26 through to August 7-15, Toronto and its surrounding communities will be the proud hosts of the 2015 Pan Am and Parapan Am Games. It’s the world’s 3rd largest international multi-sport Games with over 10,000 athletes, 20,000 volunteers and 41 nations participating from the America’s and the Caribbean and is just one of a series of exciting events happening during the Year of Sport in Canada.

What makes these Games so special?

Environmentally Friendly – The 2015 Games will become the first completely ecologically friendly games because it will be fully carbon neutral.

The Debut of New Sports – The Pan Am Games will now include: Women’s Baseball, Canoe/Kayak Slalom and Women’s Sprint, Golf, Women’s Rugby Sevens and Men’s Softball.

The Parapan Am Games will showcase: Men’s 7-a-Side Football, Women’s Sitting Volleyball and Mixed Wheelchair Rugby.

Diversity – The Games are aiming to reflect and impact the different communities in Toronto by forming partnerships and programs that promote the theme and legacy of diversity

Who should you be watching?

Canada has some sensational athletes participating this summer with just a few highlighted below.

Pan Am Games                                                             Parapan Am Games

Ryan Cochrane, Swimming Beniot Huot, Swimming
Damian Warner, Decathlon Men and Women’s Wheelchair Basketball
Michelle Li, Badminton Wheelchair Rugby
Men and Women’s Baseball Brent Lakatos, Athletics
Brianne Theisen-Eaton, Heptathlon Robbi Weldon, Cycling

All this and more!

The Pan Am and Parapan Am Games aims to be an exciting and busy time for Canada during the coming weeks. Be sure to cheer on our talented athletes as they compete for top place on home soil!

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