Toronto ‘best prepared city yet’ for upcoming Parapan Games, say international committees

Community Mar 12, 2015 Beach Mirror

“The best prepared city yet.”

That’s what the Americas Paralympic Committee (APC) and the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) said about Toronto with five months remaining until the start of the TORONTO 2015 Parapan Am Games.

Through three days of meetings with the TO2015 Organizing Committee, delegations from APC and IPC toured the several venues across the city and reviewed plans for the Parapan Games.

“Fantastic shape,” was the response from APC President Jose Luis Campo and IPC CEO Xavier Gonzalez on Toronto’s preparations for the Games.

“We have finished touring the venues, many of which we have seen rise from plans on paper to spectacular theatres for sport which I’m sure the athletes will love competing in,” Campo said.

“In my view Toronto this August will do for the Parapan American Games what London did for the Paralympic Games in 2012,” Gonzalez remarked. “That is how good I believe they will be.”

With 1,600 athletes from 28 countries competing in 15 sports at the Parapan Games, many of the athletes are seeking qualification for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. In preparation for Rio 2016, Brazil is sending two-time paralympian Daniel Dias to line up at the CIBC Pan Am/Parapan Am Aquatics Centre and Field House.

Dias, with 10 Paralympic gold medals, 17 world titles and two Laureas Sports Awards for Athletes with a Disability, hopes to continue his record-breaking streak in the finely-crafted facilities that the APC and IPC applauded.

“I’m looking forward to being in Toronto,” Dias said. “The Parapan Am Games are very special to me so I’m really excited about it.”

Campo said Brazil, Canada and the United States stand as “three countries that are absolute Paralympic powerhouses.”

Tickets for the Parapan American Games go on sale on March 23. Tickers are priced for the whole family from $20 to $35 with half-price tickets for people under 16 and over 65. Gonzalez is confident that Toronto will “break all ticketing records.”

The Parapan American Games will take place between August 7 and 15.

The International Paralympic Committee is the global governing body of the Paralympic Movement. It organizes the Summer and Winter Paralympic Games and serves as the International Federation for nine sports.

For more information on the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games, visit www.toronto2015.org.

Toronto ‘best prepared city yet’ for upcoming Parapan Games, say international committees

Delegations visit number of venues for this August’s Toronto 2015 Parapan Games

Community Mar 12, 2015 Beach Mirror

“The best prepared city yet.”

That’s what the Americas Paralympic Committee (APC) and the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) said about Toronto with five months remaining until the start of the TORONTO 2015 Parapan Am Games.

Through three days of meetings with the TO2015 Organizing Committee, delegations from APC and IPC toured the several venues across the city and reviewed plans for the Parapan Games.

“Fantastic shape,” was the response from APC President Jose Luis Campo and IPC CEO Xavier Gonzalez on Toronto’s preparations for the Games.

“We have finished touring the venues, many of which we have seen rise from plans on paper to spectacular theatres for sport which I’m sure the athletes will love competing in,” Campo said.

“In my view Toronto this August will do for the Parapan American Games what London did for the Paralympic Games in 2012,” Gonzalez remarked. “That is how good I believe they will be.”

With 1,600 athletes from 28 countries competing in 15 sports at the Parapan Games, many of the athletes are seeking qualification for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. In preparation for Rio 2016, Brazil is sending two-time paralympian Daniel Dias to line up at the CIBC Pan Am/Parapan Am Aquatics Centre and Field House.

Dias, with 10 Paralympic gold medals, 17 world titles and two Laureas Sports Awards for Athletes with a Disability, hopes to continue his record-breaking streak in the finely-crafted facilities that the APC and IPC applauded.

“I’m looking forward to being in Toronto,” Dias said. “The Parapan Am Games are very special to me so I’m really excited about it.”

Campo said Brazil, Canada and the United States stand as “three countries that are absolute Paralympic powerhouses.”

Tickets for the Parapan American Games go on sale on March 23. Tickers are priced for the whole family from $20 to $35 with half-price tickets for people under 16 and over 65. Gonzalez is confident that Toronto will “break all ticketing records.”

The Parapan American Games will take place between August 7 and 15.

The International Paralympic Committee is the global governing body of the Paralympic Movement. It organizes the Summer and Winter Paralympic Games and serves as the International Federation for nine sports.

For more information on the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games, visit www.toronto2015.org.

Toronto ‘best prepared city yet’ for upcoming Parapan Games, say international committees

Delegations visit number of venues for this August’s Toronto 2015 Parapan Games

Community Mar 12, 2015 Beach Mirror

“The best prepared city yet.”

That’s what the Americas Paralympic Committee (APC) and the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) said about Toronto with five months remaining until the start of the TORONTO 2015 Parapan Am Games.

Through three days of meetings with the TO2015 Organizing Committee, delegations from APC and IPC toured the several venues across the city and reviewed plans for the Parapan Games.

“Fantastic shape,” was the response from APC President Jose Luis Campo and IPC CEO Xavier Gonzalez on Toronto’s preparations for the Games.

“We have finished touring the venues, many of which we have seen rise from plans on paper to spectacular theatres for sport which I’m sure the athletes will love competing in,” Campo said.

“In my view Toronto this August will do for the Parapan American Games what London did for the Paralympic Games in 2012,” Gonzalez remarked. “That is how good I believe they will be.”

With 1,600 athletes from 28 countries competing in 15 sports at the Parapan Games, many of the athletes are seeking qualification for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. In preparation for Rio 2016, Brazil is sending two-time paralympian Daniel Dias to line up at the CIBC Pan Am/Parapan Am Aquatics Centre and Field House.

Dias, with 10 Paralympic gold medals, 17 world titles and two Laureas Sports Awards for Athletes with a Disability, hopes to continue his record-breaking streak in the finely-crafted facilities that the APC and IPC applauded.

“I’m looking forward to being in Toronto,” Dias said. “The Parapan Am Games are very special to me so I’m really excited about it.”

Campo said Brazil, Canada and the United States stand as “three countries that are absolute Paralympic powerhouses.”

Tickets for the Parapan American Games go on sale on March 23. Tickers are priced for the whole family from $20 to $35 with half-price tickets for people under 16 and over 65. Gonzalez is confident that Toronto will “break all ticketing records.”

The Parapan American Games will take place between August 7 and 15.

The International Paralympic Committee is the global governing body of the Paralympic Movement. It organizes the Summer and Winter Paralympic Games and serves as the International Federation for nine sports.

For more information on the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games, visit www.toronto2015.org.