Appointment of Canadian amateur sport veteran fortifies TO2015 Sport and
TORONTO, Sept. 19, 2011 /CNW/ - Ian Troop, CEO of TO2015 today added 28
years of amateur sport and multi-sport games experience to the TO2015
team by appointing Blair McIntosh as Director of Sport for the Toronto
2015 Pan/Parapan American Games.
Over the past six years McIntosh has acted as Director of Games for the
Sport Alliance of Ontario, having served as Chef de Mission for Team
Ontario at six Canada Games and as Chef de Mission for Canada at the
Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Games. The Toronto native began his career
with 23 years of service in the sport unit of the Ontario Ministry of
Tourism and Recreation before joining the City of London as Director,
"Blair McIntosh has an intimate and extensive knowledge of the sporting
capabilities in each of the 17 communities that will help us host the
Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games," said Troop. "Blair embodies
the passion for sport and the volunteer spirit that the Toronto 2015
Games will be built upon. Our Sport and Venues team will benefit
greatly from Blair's experience."
Working with Bob O'Doherty, Senior Vice President, Sport and Venue,
McIntosh will help oversee all aspects of the sport functional to
facilitate optimal performances by the athletes participating at the
Toronto 2015 Games. As Director of Sport, McIntosh will ensure the
flawless delivery of all of the elements required for sport
competition, sport services, sport presentation, anti-doping, medical
services and Parapan planning.
"Blair McIntosh brings a very important ingredient to the TO2015 team,"
said Karen Pitre, Chair, Toronto Sports Council. "He has been very
successful in rallying sport leaders in Ontario communities. This
experience will give TO2015 a bridge to the volunteers, officials and
amateur athletes who are the lifeblood of any Games."
About the Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games
The Pan 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 Sport Organization (PASO). The Games
comprise a mix of the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games sports, as well as
traditional Pan American sports. The Toronto 2015 Pan/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 7-14.
SOURCE Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games
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