Pan American 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. While the Pan Am Games have been hosted in a dozen countries throughout the Americas, Canada has had the honour of hosting them twice; in 1967 and 1999 and both times in Winnipeg, Manitoba. In 2015, Toronto will be the proud Host City of the Pan Am and Parapan Am Games. Close to 7,000 athletes from across Latin America, South America, the Caribbean and North America will put their years of intense training, perseverance and sacrifice to the test in world-class competition in 36 Pan Am sports and 15 Parapan Am sports. The TORONTO 2015 Games will involve municipalities stretching from Oshawa to Welland. Games of this magnitude cannot happen without the help of volunteers, some 20,000 of whom will help deliver the best Pan Am / Parapan Am Games ever. The Pan American Games will be held from 10 to 26 July and the Parapan from 7 to August 15.
More than 130 communities and 3,000 torchbearers to take part in 41-day journey.