TORONTO, Oct. 10, 2013 /CNW/ - The following is a statement by Ian
Troop, chief executive officer of the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am
Games Organizing Committee (TO2015):
TO2015 would like to congratulate Canadian Olympic Committee (COC)
President Marcel Aubut on appointing Curt Harnett, four-time Olympian
and winner of three Olympic medals in cycling, as chef de mission for
Team Canada at the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games.
As an athlete, Curt has decades of experience serving as a great
ambassador for Canada on the world stage. More recently, he has also
been a supporter of the TORONTO 2015 Games and the construction of the
Cisco Milton Pan Am/Parapan Am Velodrome, Canada's new world-class
In 2015, as the head of the largest contingent of athletes Canada has
ever sent to a Pan Am Games, there is no doubt that Curt will also be a
great and accessible leader for this country's next generation of great
athletes as they prepare to compete in front of a hometown crowd at the
"People's Games" in just 637 days.
The TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games Organizing Committee (TO2015)
is tasked with the responsibility of planning, managing and delivering
the Games. Its mission is to ignite the spirit through a celebration of
sport and culture. The TORONTO 2015 Pan American Games will take place
July 10−26 and the Parapan American Games August 7-14.
The 2015 Games are funded by the Government of Canada, the Province of
Ontario, as well as other partners and sponsors. CIBC is the Lead
Partner of the Games.
For more information about the Games, please visit TORONTO2015.org.
SOURCE: Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games
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