The Pan Am Games officially got underway July 10th with a spectacular fireworks show at the CN Tower. If you missed it, here is the video. And be sure to scroll to the bottom of this Blog Post to see the Pan Am and Parapan Am Games opening ceremony opener where Canadian sprint legend handed off the torch to Donovan Bailey—who BASE jumped from the CN Tower to the Rogers Centre!
As you likely already know, the Pan-American or Pan Am Games is a major sporting event in the Americas featuring summer sports, in which thousands of athletes participate in a variety of competitions. The competition is held among athletes from nations of the Americas, every four years in the year before the Summer Olympic Games.
The Pan American Games are currently being held in Toronto from July 10-26. The Parapan American Games are held immediately following the Pan American Games.