About the Pan American Games

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About the Pan American Games

The Pan American Games are the world’s third largest international multi-sport Games; they are only surpassed in size and scope by the Olympic Summer Games and the Asian Games.

The first Pan American Games were held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1951 and the inaugural Parapan American Games were held in Mexico City in 1999. Both the Pan Am and Parapan Am Games are held every four years for the athletes of the 41 PASO member nations, in the year preceding the Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games.

While the Pan Am Games have been hosted in a dozen countries throughout the Americas, Canada has had the honour of hosting them twice; in 1967 and 1999 and both times in Winnipeg, Manitoba.Untitled

In 2015, Toronto will be the proud Host City of the Pan Am and Parapan Am Games. 

About the TO2015 PanAm / ParapanAm Games

It was a day to celebrate on November 6, 2009, when the Games were awarded to Toronto, giving the province its first international multi-sport event since the British Empire Games in 1930.

The TORONTO 2015 Games involved municipalities stretching from Oshawa to Welland. Games of this magnitude cannot happen without the help of volunteers, some 20,000 of whom helped deliver the best Pan Am / Parapan Am Games ever.

The Pan Am Games took place from July 10 to 26 and the Parapan Am Games from August 7 to 15.