Toronto 2015 officials submitted its bid book for the 2015 Pan American Games Thursday in Mexico to Mario Vazquez Rana, President of the Pan American Sports Organization (PASO). PASO represents the 42 nations across the Caribbean and the Americas whose National Olympic Committees will vote for the 2015 Games host city.
David Peterson, Chair of Toronto 2015 said, “we have developed a strong plan to host an exceptional Pan Am Games. We are committed to staging an event that will provide athletes and sport enthusiasts a memorable world-class experience”.
Michael Chambers, President of the Canadian Olympic Committee, called it a privilege and a responsibility to host the Pan Am Games. He said, “Toronto and Canada are up to the challenge and ready to present athletes from across the Americas and the Caribbean an outstanding Games experience”.
Toronto’s bid reportedly includes solid financial commitments from all three levels of government in Canada, world-class existing sporting facilities and new venues built to meet or exceed ISF standards; a lasting sports legacy for Ontario’s youth and high performance athletes through new world-class competition venues; a newly constructed, self-contained, high capacity and high quality Pan American Village on Toronto’s waterfront; a Toronto 2015 PASO Athletic Scholarship Program; reliable transportation services which include train links and dedicated Pan Am Games lanes; a safe environment with ideal weather and altitude conditions for competition; and a community with more than 100 languages representing every PASO nation to cheer on every athlete.