Pan/Parapan Am Games Organizing Committee Announces its Official Name as Toronto 2015

TORONTO, Jan. 5 /CNW/ - Today the Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games' Organizing Committee formally announced its official name. Previously referred to as HostCo in Games-related communications during the Pan American Games bid process, the Organizing Committee will now use Toronto 2015 as its official name.

"The Pan/Parapan Games will be an incredible event with strong regional representation across 17 municipalities in Southern Ontario," says Ian Troop, CEO, Toronto 2015.  "We chose to use Toronto as the focus as it has widespread and immediate recognition beyond our boundaries. Similar to other cities that have hosted international, multi-sport events, our new name leverages the city's international reputation as well as the upcoming timeframe."

About the Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games
The Pan American Games is one of the world's largest international multi-sport events, held every four years for athletes of the 42 member nations of the Pan American Sport Organization (PASO). The Games comprise a mix of 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.

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Carlene Siopis
Toronto 2015
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