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
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.
For more information about the Games, please visit: www.Toronto2015.org
SOURCE Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games
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