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The information on the web site is very vague. At least Vancouver had and provided a lot of information leading up to the games. Toronto 2015 hopefully will transparent as Vancouver was.

Exactly the website has no updates at all. Maybe after the Guadalajara games finish it will start to pick up.

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Oh my... Even Canada seems to be a little behind with its PanAms. Maybe it's a CURSE of theses games! Where are the Winnipeggers to teach a thing or two to the "Golden Horseshoers"?

The best part is this:

By comparison, the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics had 86 events and fewer than one-third the number of athletes. Plus, the mountains already were built.

:lol:

Gotta love media bitching! when it's not in your backyard

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Oh my... Even Canada seems to be a little behind with its PanAms. Maybe it's a CURSE of theses games! Where are the Winnipeggers to teach a thing or two to the "Golden Horseshoers"?

The best part is this:

By comparison, the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics had 86 events and fewer than one-third the number of athletes. Plus, the mountains already were built.

:lol:

Gotta love media bitching! when it's not in your backyard

Its because of the extended deadlines and what not. I would assume they are aiming for a March 2015 finish on most venues.

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Handover Ceremony

An Invitation and Welcome to Toronto in 2015

http://www.toronto2015.org/lang/en/about-toronto/guadalajara-2011-pan-american-games/handover-ceremony.html

As the last athletes wipe the sweat from their brows at the Guadalajara 2011 Games, one of the most significant and ceremony-rich elements is about to begin on the stadium stage: the Handover Ceremony.

The Handover Ceremony is essentially a passing of the flag from one Host Country to the next. While the Closing Ceremonies of the Pan and Parapan Am Games symbolize the end of the Games, they also represent a changing of hands and the coming together of top-notch athletes from 41 nations in Toronto in 2015.

Both the Guadalajara 2011 Pan and Parapan Am Games will feature a two-hour Closing Ceremony chock full of pageantry, imagery and celebration, and both Toronto 2015 Handover Ceremonies will flow within the Closing Ceremonies.

The TO2015 Organizing Committee has just eight minutes within each Closing Ceremony to make an impression, set the tone and give athletes and spectators a feel for what to expect in four years’ time. With much to say in such a short time, Toronto-based BaAM Productions was brought on to offer creative and technical services. Working in collaboration with the TO2015 Organizing Committee, the group is drawing on their collective experience in creating and producing sports, culture and entertainment projects and are responsible for everything from creation to on-the-ground logistics, execution, music, choreography and rehearsals.

An eight-minute story

The Handover Ceremony has been a part of the Pan Am Games since their inception in 1951 and a part of the Parapan Am program since their beginnings in 1999.

The storytelling traditionally begins with a protocol-driven segment featuring a flag handover and is followed up by a creative cultural performance. Near the mid-way point of the Closing Ceremony, the lights will dim and the flags will be lowered. The Pan American Sports Organization (PASO) flag is then presented to PASO president Vázquez Raña who in turn hands it to Canadian dignitaries as Toronto is declared the official next Host City.

From here, the eight-minute creative segment begins. We don’t want to spoil the surprise by giving you details on the actual ceremony— you’ll have to watch it for yourself— but we can tell you this: the piece is a fusion of athletics and art and promises to be unique and representative of a contemporary Canada, Ontario and Toronto.

As the words “We’ll see you in Toronto in 2015” flash across the stadium’s electronic boards, the athletes and fans will turn their attention to gathering once again in Toronto to celebrate the power of sport and its infinite possibilities.

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It costs $300,000 for both ceremonies. What can you expect. Baron, care to answer :lol:

Maybe Martin Short's wife is all recovered now, so he can do his segment that was cut out at the Vancouver Closing?? I bet he'd be funny in terribly fractured Spanish. Certainly cause a cultural war!! :lol:

Anybody know if there's a live feed to North America--w/o the beheadings? :(

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