Balancing Athlete Performance and Satisfaction at Major Games

Competing at a major international multi-sport games, like the Pan and Parapan American Games, should provide lasting and positive memories for athletes, regardless of where they place at the end of their competition. While much attention is paid to athlete training and preparation leading into the major games, it is becoming increasingly clear that there are many controllable event-related...Read more

Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games Study

Canada is hosting the Pan/Parapan American Games in Toronto in 2015. SIRC , Canada's national sport information resource centre, is pleased to be working together with the Canadian Olympic Committee to conduct a study on the Games. In particular we are looking at the following areas: Expectations for our athletes Importance of the Games Potential opportunities for the Canadian sport community and...Read more

¡Fiesta de las Americas!

In four years time, Canada will be hosting the 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). The local organizing committee, Toronto2015 , is already hard at work preparing the venues and logistics for this immense event. Canada has hosted the Pan American Games twice—both times in Winnipeg (1967, 1999). Photo credit: Mike Ridewood / COC But in just 24 hours time, the 2011Pan...Read more

Roller Girls and Roller Boys!

Keeping with the Pan/Parapan American Games theme this week, two events that some might not know are a part of the games are Roller Speed Skating and Roller Figure Skating. Yes, you read that right! Peter Doucet and Morgane Echardour are two of Canada’s National Roller Speed Skating Champions and both attended the “Think Tank” session on April 24th. There are four main racing circuits used in...Read more

Pan/Parapan American Games’ "Think Tank"

On Saturday April 24th SIRC’s Regional office Information Specialist participated in the Pan/Parapan American Games’ “Think Tank” put on by the Sport Alliance of Ontario (SAO). This event was arranged to give the Provincial Sport Organizations (PSOs) an opportunity to come together as a group and identify the top five legacies they would want to see come out of the 2015 Games, which Toronto and...Read more