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Pan American uniforms presented

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Leaving aside the bright colors of the last times, and now dominate the black, Athletic sportswear company, presented the official clothing of the Mexican delegation that will compete in the Pan American Games 2011.

In a simple ceremony held at the Weightlifting Forum, located in the Code whereabouts, rhythmic gymnast Cynthia Valdez and Pablo Rabago sailor, were responsible for presenting to other athletes who marched with all the clothes in the right to use continental.

Besides the color black, a feature of the costume are the details and craft Jalisco Huichol symbols that were reflected in most of the clothing competition.

"It was thought at the root of our culture, to remain authentic, we think we have so much history, so rooted in our craftsmen who will be a tribute translating some of what they have achieved and who have transmitted the world," said Alberto Barone Martinez, director of Athletics.

On the quality of clothing that has been questioned in some cases, the employer claimed that the clothes Guadalajara meets the requirements demanded by all Mexican federations of each sport that will be in Guadalajara 2011.

Pan American Games Rio 2007, criticized the pants are faded and broken backpacks, as well as in Beijing Olympics 2008, where a cyclist had to use another brand with better fabric and a canoeist needed break your outfit to stay boy.

"All the specifications that we have in the article relies heavily on the disciplines and what we care a lot, obviously, is its performance, the weight of the garment is very light, has a microfiber technology that achieves a compression body, among other features additional ".

"Athletic lifetime, since we are in this industry we have the quality of art, design innovation, service, and we are the best choice, so much so that we have three Olympic cycles to the Mexican Olympic Committee (COM) "Martinez said Barone.

Reportedly, between travel clothing, rest, gala and competition, will total 50 000 Athletic apparel that provides the Mexican delegation.

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Loved the development of the games.

The Aquatics Centre is simply great and makes Maria Lenk in Rio a high-school venue.

The soccer/football stadium is also very nice and moden!!!

I don't like much the PanAmerican Village, too simple and a bit weird.

The torch is nice (but reminds a cigar, hey Havana, they stolen your idea!).

Anyway, anxious for the games, Mexico will do great, for sure!

Good lucky! smile.gif

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Loved the development of the games.

The Aquatics Centre is simply great and makes Maria Lenk in Rio a high-school venue.

The soccer/football stadium is also very nice and moden!!!

I don't like much the PanAmerican Village, too simple and a bit weird.

The torch is nice (but reminds a cigar, hey Havana, they stolen your idea!).

Anyway, anxious for the games, Mexico will do great, for sure!

Good lucky! smile.gif

How can you call the Maria Lenk in Rio a high-school venue?

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How can you call the Maria Lenk in Rio a high-school venue?

About size... The Mexican venue looks so big and modern.

Maria Lenk - it hurts me to say - does not. It looks small and not modern anymore.

Okay, FINA changes requirements for Olympic venues size after Rio started Maria Lenk. smile.gif

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I'm interested in seeing who will be on the American and Caribbean teams, especially after both the IAAF and FINA have their World Championships.

I recall the United States having a decent track and field team in Rio, although none of the big stars were present.

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More updates on the Guadalajara 2011 athletics stadium...they're redoubling efforts in order to finish the venue in time before October.

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Canada is taking the approach of sending only athletes that will benefit in their Olympic pursuits. So sports with Olympic qualification or Pan American qualification early in 2012 are going to have A level teams.

Anyways sports that have qualifcation:

Canoe/Kayaking Flatwater (Canada is sending their top athletes that don't qualify via the WC)

Diving (Despite will be there to try and ensure a 3m qualification)

Equestrian (I am unsure about eventing and jumping, but Dressage is important, with the US already qualifying through the WC, Canada and Brazil should qualify)

Field Hockey (Canada vs. Argentina again, hopefully we get lucky again.)

Handball (Canada doesn't stand a chance)

Modern Penthalon

Shooting

Synchronized Swimming (With the US's decline Canada should ensure a full team)

Table Tennis

Water Polo (this is the big one, Canada needs to beat the US and ensure qualifcation here because it isn't any easier at the last chance tournament)

So all told as many as a 100 athletes could ensure an Olympic birth in Guadalajara.

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Canada is taking the approach of sending only athletes that will benefit in their Olympic pursuits. So sports with Olympic qualification or Pan American qualification early in 2012 are going to have A level teams.

Anyways sports that have qualifcation:

Canoe/Kayaking Flatwater (Canada is sending their top athletes that don't qualify via the WC)

Diving (Despite will be there to try and ensure a 3m qualification)

Equestrian (I am unsure about eventing and jumping, but Dressage is important, with the US already qualifying through the WC, Canada and Brazil should qualify)

Field Hockey (Canada vs. Argentina again, hopefully we get lucky again.)

Handball (Canada doesn't stand a chance)

Modern Penthalon

Shooting

Synchronized Swimming (With the US's decline Canada should ensure a full team)

Table Tennis

Water Polo (this is the big one, Canada needs to beat the US and ensure qualifcation here because it isn't any easier at the last chance tournament)

So all told as many as a 100 athletes could ensure an Olympic birth in Guadalajara.

For swimming a B team will be sent and the non-olympic sports will all send their top teams. Equestrian Jumping/Eventing Canada has already qualified. For the Men's water polo team they will play USA in the quarterfinals (at the world championships) and the winner of that will play Hungary if the winning team beats Hungary they secure an Olympic berth leaving the other team to beat Brazil at the Pan American Games to qualify.

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A sneak peak of Un Mismo Sol, the theme song which will be revealed in August 1 and will be performed live at the opening ceremony

It seems the song will feature drums...lots of drums.

In other news, auditions for the opening ceremony of the 2011 Pan Am Games (which, for those who don't know will be made by Scott Givens aka Fivecurrents) will begin in July 30th.

http://ceremonias2011.com/audiciones/

We seek:

Gymnasts and Acrobats

Previous experience in acrobatics, gymnastics and / or against public juggling.

Please do not bring your team juggling, we will provide the material.

Outgoing personality and dynamics.

Hip-Hop Dancers

You must have one year of experience as a dancer in any discipline.

Interest in working with choreographers of international stature.

Being brash and have artistic projection.

Pan American representatives

Great energy and personality

good presentation

MINIMUM height 1.70mts

You will be the athletic committee representative from each of the countries participating in the Pan American Games and become the face of every country.

PS: Curiously, the video in GDL2011 youtube site showns footage of the rehearsals of Vancouver 2010 :lol:

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Canada is taking the approach of sending only athletes that will benefit in their Olympic pursuits. So sports with Olympic qualification or Pan American qualification early in 2012 are going to have A level teams.

Anyways sports that have qualifcation:

Canoe/Kayaking Flatwater (Canada is sending their top athletes that don't qualify via the WC)

Diving (Despite will be there to try and ensure a 3m qualification)

Equestrian (I am unsure about eventing and jumping, but Dressage is important, with the US already qualifying through the WC, Canada and Brazil should qualify)

Field Hockey (Canada vs. Argentina again, hopefully we get lucky again.)

Handball (Canada doesn't stand a chance)

Modern Penthalon

Shooting

Synchronized Swimming (With the US's decline Canada should ensure a full team)

Table Tennis

Water Polo (this is the big one, Canada needs to beat the US and ensure qualifcation here because it isn't any easier at the last chance tournament)

So all told as many as a 100 athletes could ensure an Olympic birth in Guadalajara.

So Canada will be sending their "B" team for Track and Field?

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For swimming a B team will be sent and the non-olympic sports will all send their top teams. Equestrian Jumping/Eventing Canada has already qualified. For the Men's water polo team they will play USA in the quarterfinals (at the world championships) and the winner of that will play Hungary if the winning team beats Hungary they secure an Olympic berth leaving the other team to beat Brazil at the Pan American Games to qualify.

There is no way either Canada or the USA is going to beat Hungary.

So Canada will be sending their "B" team for Track and Field?

Most likely, there might be a few individual athletes that make the trek for competition experience. Canada has a terrible method of qualification, its not just setting the require times, distances etc, but you have to set them at the Canadian Championships next year. Plus the Canadian standards are usually higher then IAAF and FINAs.

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There is no way either Canada or the USA is going to beat Hungary.

Most likely, there might be a few individual athletes that make the trek for competition experience. Canada has a terrible method of qualification, its not just setting the require times, distances etc, but you have to set them at the Canadian Championships next year. Plus the Canadian standards are usually higher then IAAF and FINAs.

Its open to the athletes if they want to go. USA did beat Montenegro and Hungary beat Montenegro by just one goal at the world championships so its possible.

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The Theme Song of the 2011 Pan Am Games was unveiled this monday. Its titled El Mismo Sol (Under the same sun) and it's performed by Alejandro Fernandez (and composed by peruvian musician Gian Marco Zignago Alcover)

It was confirmed the song will be performed live at the Opening Ceremony for the first time.

...No mariachis on it :P. Not a bad song, although the lyrics are hard to memorize.

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Torch Relay is Coordinated

Municipal and State representative finish details for the Pan American Torch to start its journey along the Mexican Republic

Days away from lighting the American Flame, coordinators of the 38 cities that will participate in the Mexican circuit of the Torch journey met in Guadalajara with the objective of concluding the processes before the start of the journey.

The representatives polish last details for the Pan American Torch Relay along the Mexican Republic and the diffusion of the Pan American Games Guadalajara 2011. For two days, Guadalajara will be the host to the National Coordinators Meeting of Torch Relay.

The meeting is based on the planning of the journey of the Pan American Flame in each city. The total of kilometers traveled will be 14,800 during 50 days before the opening ceremony of the Games in the Omnilife Stadium.

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The Pan American Flame will travel 32 states of the national territory. Yucatan and Quintana Roo stand out because the Flame will visit two cities of each of these states. In Jalisco the Pan American Spirit will visit different towns before finally arriving to the cauldron on October 14.

On August 26 at the Teotihuacan Pyramids, in the middle of a cultural party, the Pan American Torch will be lit.

http://www.guadalajara2011.org.mx/ENG/09_Multimedia/noticias_view.asp?id_noticia=4449

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Chivas will play it's final match on the Omnilife Stadium this saturday against Monterrey, and starting from this weekend, they will hand over the stadium to Fivecurrents in order to be prepared for the Opening Ceremonies of the Pan Am Games.

Also, like gotosy said, next friday will be the lightning ceremony of the Pan Am Flame at the Teotihuacan Pyramids, a ceremony reminiscing of the Olympia one

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This will be the uniforms for the torchbearers

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Also, although the athletics stadium is going fast, it's still suffering of some problems...

Opening of the Athletics Stadium postponed

The Copag had already acknowledged that the Athletics Stadium Pan complex is going slower than the rest. A. HINOJOSA

He advised the IAAF to reschedule the date of approval of the Pan-American track to install

The Jalisco Athletic Association reports that the delay in the works are ready to prevent a national championship in late September

-They have a month to complete eight stages

GUADALAJARA, JALISCO (18/AGO/2011) .- The president of the Athletic Association of Jalisco, Francisco Ramírez Beltrán, acknowledged that the opening of the Pan American athletics stadium for 24 and dated September 25 National Championship with an invitation was delayed by the delay in the works for the site located in Zapopan.

This week the decision was made after a trip they made to see the progress of works. He advised the IAAF to reschedule the date of approval of the track stadium, while maintaining the schedule for the route.

The International Athletics Federation (IAAF, for its acronym in English) was scheduled to come to town Sept. 18 to approve the stadium for track and field use, and the walking route marked on a street circuit in the main streets Guadalajara for the marathon and walking tests.

"The IAAF is, but only for the test route and the stage we prefer to wait for a new date until the stadium is finished," said the president of the Athletic Association of Jalisco, who reported to be the Organizing Committee Pan American Games in Guadalajara (Copag) that will give them the time to through the Mexican Federation of Athletics is conducting the official invitation.

The National Championship is not suspended, at least that's what I found Francisca Ramirez, "the National is not canceled, just postponed."

He questioned whether there will be time for testing.

"We need to wait until the stadium is ready. We were in the stadium and lack of details for a national event on the date we had planned. It will travel until the stadium is ready. The Pan American Village is open from October 4 to the athletes and you have an event here could serve as a rehearsal for the official competition and recognition of the track "

Copag president, Carlos Andrade Garin acknowledged that the Pan American Stadium in Athletics is the work to be slower compared to the rest, but hoped to be ready for the opening of the continental fair on 14 October, so there are no plans for an alternate venue.

Works for Rowing and Canoeing track continue

Track Rowing and Canoeing in Ciudad Guzman is another scenario that would be in hot spots by legal problems, however, the director of Copag, Carlos Andrade Garin, insisted that the final decision on their hands in their favor and that the boundary marked with a property that is part of the plaintiff is seven meters from the property Panamericana.

The construction workers continue to double and triple duty for what they consider to be one of the ending in the next few days and even longer in some areas you can try the Mexican boating, which will next week visit to Ciudad Guzman a concentration camp for 10 days.

The report / Patricia Peña

CREDITS: Reporter Editor / NIMRHoy 15:51 hrs

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That's a long way to go; and the Games are in October? Not unless they work straight 24 hours/day.

Yes it has fallen really behind and it puts the test event at the end of September in jeopardy. The organizers have promised it will be finished by then. The Athletics event will happen between the 23 and 30.

@Ikarus are those your pictures?

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More names for the ceremonies have been confirmed. Famous mariachi singer Vicente Fernandez will perform the national anthem at the opening ceremony, as well for Mexico Lindo y Querido and Guadalajara.

Ricky Martin confirmed on his twitter account that he will be one of the guest stars at the closing ceremony (without knowing that it was still a secret :lol: )

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Guadalajara 2011 lights Pan American torch in Teotihuacan

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Se enciende la flama

La ceremonia prehispánica deslumbra con el Fuego Nuevo que recorrerá 15 mil kilómetros por México

La flama brotó entre los danzantes aztecas que la mostraron al mundo pregonando una nueva era; El Fuego que Une nació este día en la Pirámides de Teotihuacán, anunciando la Fiesta de América.

La tradicional ceremonia del Encendido del Fuego Nuevo en el sitio arqueológico más importante del Valle de México, se llevó a cabo en la explanada frente al Templo de la Luna y el Templo de La Mariposa, sitio en el que danzantes aztecas en un ritmo envolvente, coronados con penachos multicolor, vieron el crepitar de una nueva luz, que recorrió en manos de uno de los guerreros la Calzada de los Muertos antes de emprender su camino por México.

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http://www.guadalajara2011.org.mx/ESP/09_Multimedia/noticias_view.asp?id_noticia=4488

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Also, like gotosy said, next friday will be the lightning ceremony of the Pan Am Flame at the Teotihuacan Pyramids, a ceremony reminiscing of the Olympia one

Actually, Ikarus, the Pan Am flame has its own ancient roots in the New Fire Ceremony, of the Aztecs. People were afraid the sun wouldn't rise every 52 years, then they sacrificed someone at midnight and lit a fire inside the body of the victim were the heart used to be. Then they used that flame to light every temple and household in Tenochtitlán than took torches with it to light other cities in Mexico. It had a meaning of a new cycle of life and all, kinda like a big New Year's Eve (with some blood...) :)

Connecting this ancient flame to sports is a modern idea, inspired by the olympic flame.

BTW, The first Pan Am flame was lit in Mt. Olympus, Greece and then flown to Buenos Aires for the inaugural 1951 games.

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