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GDL 2011 Closing Ceremony Livechat

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Raña declares the games closed and calls everyone to meet again in Toronto in 2015 for the 17th Pan Am Games :). Good luck Canada!

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Toronto can easily surpass Guadalajara, though. And I would really like to see Canada hosting a summer games again.

Off course to erase the embarrassment of Montreal. As for surpassing not sure about that. At the beginning of the games I would have said that, but after I can't say that.

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In a comp between Guadalajara and Toronto for the next games in North America, Canada is ways ahead...

I can't see Mexico beating a Canadian bid for Olympic Games in a near future...

Guadalajara showed us they can host a major event, particularly regading security as Mexico struggles with very serious issues. But if 2024 summer games came to North America, I can see Canada hosting again beating Mexico or USA bids.

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Guadalajara has officialy surpassed Rio 2007.

Mario Vazquez Raña has called Guadalajara 2011 the Best Games Ever.

No surprise! He can´t hide his pride for Mexico. B)

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Guadalajara showed us they can host a major event, particularly regading security as Mexico struggles with very serious issues. But if 2024 summer games came to North America, I can see Canada hosting again beating Mexico or USA bids.

The next winter host outside Europe is likely USA for sure. So that helps Toronto.

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Guadalajara showed us they can host a major event, particularly regading security as Mexico struggles with very serious issues. But if 2024 summer games came to North America, I can see Canada hosting again beating Mexico or USA bids.

I watched a very normal PanAms, everything went OK with some minor problems (as all PanAms have) and nice enthusiasm from Mexicans...

But, in terms of money, venues and nation itself I see Canada ways ahead of Mexico... Still, between the three from North America, Mexico is the one who is waiting more to host the games again.

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*North America for us Brazilians and part of Europe is only Mexico, Canada and USA... (I know for many countries North America is evertything above Panama) ;)

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These games with the fan enthusiasm sold me. The venues will be much bigger in Toronto and Toronto does not support any thing deemed a minor event (Pan Ams are compared to Olympics). For ex, the AHL (second tier of hockey) struggles to attract 2,000 fans a game.

The Pan Ams can be like the 2007 fifa u-20 world cup or be a complete disaster. I hope for the previous one.

Hmmmm I also hope for the best! And yes, the Mexican fan enthusiasm sold me too. :D

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*North America for us Brazilians and part of Europe is only Mexico, Canada and USA... (I know for many countries North America is evertything above Panama) ;)

yes, indeed! :D

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Mini Vancouver in the handover ceremony. From the natives, to the Sarah McLachlan piece to the Prarire piece were all there. :D

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The projections saved the handover part because I found all a bit slow and boring. Of course, anything is better than the awful Atlanta presentation at Barcelona 92. :P

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Not a band handover, i quite liked it

And now the flame will extinguish with Cielito Lindo

Sergio Bustamante art has taken life (for case you dont know, he is a famous artist from Guadalajara)

This reminds me of Torino 2006 carnivale XD

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Overall a good show. Gracias Guadalajara and thanks Ikarus360, Danyel and intoronto2015 for the coments here! ;)

All the best!

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The projections saved the handover part because I found all a bit slow and boring. Of course, anything is better than the awful Atlanta presentation at Barcelona 92. :P

You see what I mean Toronto could be a disaster (I hope not).

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