Dr. Julio Cesar Maglione, chair of the Pan American Sports Organization (PASO) evaluation commission, said Monday at the end of a two-day fact-finding trip to evaluate Toronto 2015’s Pan Am bid, “we have no doubt you have (met) all the conditions to host an excellent games. This city could not only host the Pan Am Games but it could also host the Olympic Games as well”.
The Globe and Mail reports Maglione called Toronto 2015’s stadiums “top notch” and praised the planned 40-minute rail link between sites in Toronto and Hamilton.
He told a press conference, “it’s an honour to have a visit (during) these two days to Toronto”.
But Maglione said, “it’s not our responsibility to say which (city) is better”, reports the Toronto Sun. “Toronto has all the requirements…”
David Peterson, chair of Toronto 2015 said, “we showed off this city and this province to its very best. I’m very proud. We’re hoping they go home with a very favourable view. I don’t know how they could do anything else but support Toronto”.