TORONTO, Jan. 31, 2012 /CNW/ - The Town of Milton made a landmark decision at last night's municipal
council meeting to build a permanent velodrome at the Milton Education
Village for the Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games.
"On behalf of TO2015, we would like to thank the Town of Milton for
making this velodrome a reality," says Ian Troop, Chief Executive
Officer, Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan Am Games Organizing Committee
(TO2015). "This is the result of sound deliberation and an appreciation
for the potential associated with a permanent velodrome."
This legacy cycling centre also includes an infield that could support
other recreational activities such as basketball, volleyball or
"This is a great day for cycling and amateur sport in Canada," said
Olympian Curt Harnett. "This will result in a world-class facility that
will make Milton a cycling hub for the surrounding community, the
province and eastern Canada."
TO2015 looks forward to working with Town of Milton and the Organizing
Committee's partners to build a velodrome that will attract the best
athletes from the Americas in 2015 and leave a lasting sport legacy.
About the Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games
The Pan and Parapan American Games are one of the world's largest
international multi-sport events, held every four years for athletes of
the 41 member nations of the Pan American Sports Organization (PASO).
The Toronto 2015 Pan and Parapan American Games will draw 10,000
athletes and officials and feature 48 sports in 17 municipalities
across the Greater Golden Horseshoe area. The Toronto 2015 Pan American
Games will take place July 10-26 and the Parapan American Games August
SOURCE Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games
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