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.
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.