Final rehearsals underway for Toronto 2015 delegation

GUADALAJARA, MEXICO, Nov. 5 /CNW/ - The Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan Am Games Bid team spent the morning rehearsing its final presentation and continuing to meet with Pan American Sports Organization (PASO) delegates.

"We have put months of work into our presentation, to ensure it communicates our technical strengths, but also the great spirit of our city and our passion for sport," said Toronto 2015 Bid Chair, the Hon. David Peterson. "Having some of Canada's great Olympians and Paralympians on stage with us is a huge help as well."

The team will have up to one hour to present a clear and compelling vision of how Toronto will host the 2015 Games, followed by up to 20 minutes of questions from PASO voters.

Today, the Toronto 2015 bid team, led by Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty, has invited PASO delegates to get a taste of Toronto in a lunch that focuses on fun and sport. The Premier will bring greetings to delegates on behalf of the province, accompanied by Michael Chambers, President of the Canadian Olympic Committee.

The Pan Am Games are a major international multi-sport event, held every four years for athletes of the 42 PASO member nations. The Pan American Games consists of all Summer Olympic sports, plus other non-Olympic events, and serve as an Olympic-qualifier for a number of participating sports. The last edition of the games was held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in July 2007 and the next is for Guadalajara, Mexico in October 2011.

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