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Jul 27, 2015

Pan Am party over, Toronto looks ahead to Olympic bash

TORONTO (Reuters) – A city that had been largely indifferent to the Pan American Games arrival did not want the party to end on Sunday, as Toronto bid a dazzling goodbye to the largest multi-sport event ever staged in Canada.

The mood was lifted by the prospects of an even bigger party in 2024 with Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) president Marcel Aubut earlier in the day officially kicking off a campaign to convince city officials to bid for the Summer Olympics.

Jul 27, 2015

Games-Pan Am party over, Toronto looks ahead to Olympic bash

TORONTO, July 26 (Reuters) – A city that had been largely indifferent to the Pan American Games arrival did not want the party to end on Sunday, as Toronto bid a dazzling goodbye to the largest multi-sport event ever staged in Canada.

The mood was lifted by the prospects of an even bigger party in 2024 with Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) president Marcel Aubut earlier in the day officially kicking off a campaign to convince city officials to bid for the Summer Olympics.

Jul 26, 2015

Toronto says goodbye to Pan Ams, eyes Olympic bid

TORONTO (Reuters) – As Toronto prepared to say goodbye to the Pan American Games on Sunday, the Canadian Olympic chief officially kicked off a campaign to convince the city to bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics.

Basking in the glow of a hugely successful Pan Am Games, a bullish Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) president Marcel Aubut presented an enthusiastic sales pitch ahead of the closing ceremonies saying that it was Toronto’s time.

Jul 26, 2015

Games-Toronto says goodbye to Pan Ams, eyes Olympic bid

TORONTO, July 26 (Reuters) – As Toronto prepared to say goodbye to the Pan American Games on Sunday, the Canadian Olympic chief officially kicked off a campaign to convince the city to bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics.

Basking in the glow of a hugely successful Pan Am Games, a bullish Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) president Marcel Aubut presented an enthusiastic sales pitch ahead of the closing ceremonies saying that it was Toronto’s time.

Jul 26, 2015

As Pan Am Games near end, Toronto ponders Olympic bid

TORONTO (Reuters) – Canada was putting a golden finish on the Pan American Games by winning five events on Saturday but with one day to go officials were casting an eye at a bigger prize — a possible bid for the 2024 Olympics.

Emboldened by a Pan Am Games that has seen Canada post record medal totals and win positive reviews for a well-organized and entertaining competition, Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) president Marcel Aubut told host broadcaster CBC that he will, ÔÇťabsolutely lead and advocate with the whole power of my office that Toronto becomes the host city for 2024 Olympic Games.”

Jul 26, 2015

Games-As Pan Am Games near end, Toronto ponders Olympic bid

TORONTO, July 25 (Reuters) – Canada was putting a golden finish on the Pan American Games by winning five events on Saturday but with one day to go officials were casting an eye at a bigger prize — a possible bid for the 2024 Olympics.

Emboldened by a Pan Am Games that has seen Canada post record medal totals and win positive reviews for a well-organised and entertaining competition, Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) president Marcel Aubut told host broadcaster CBC that he will, “absolutely lead and advocate with the whole power of my office that Toronto becomes the host city for 2024 Olympic Games.”

Jul 25, 2015

U.S. go for Pan Am gold, look for Olympic home run

AJAX, Ontario (Reuters) – After the United States lost the softball gold to Japan at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Laura Berg and four teammates placed their cleats on home plate and walked away knowing they would never play again.

It was a symbolic gesture in more ways than one. The game would also be the last played on an Olympic diamond, the sport soon afterwards dropped from the Summer Games program.

Jul 25, 2015

Games-U.S. go for Pan Am gold, look for Olympic home run

AJAX, Ontario, July 25 (Reuters) – After the United States lost the softball gold to Japan at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Laura Berg and four teammates placed their cleats on home plate and walked away knowing they would never play again.

It was a symbolic gesture in more ways than one. The game would also be the last played on an Olympic diamond, the sport soon afterwards dropped from the Summer Games program.

Jul 24, 2015

Debt paid in gold, Warner looks ahead to worlds

TORONTO (Reuters) – Decathlete Damian Warner paid back his family and friends for their support in Pan American Games gold on Thursday, but the price may have been steep, the Canadian gambling with a podium finish at the world championships.

For Warner, who grew up two hours from the Pan Am stadium, the considerable risk was worth the reward, a Games gold on home soil in front of his mom to hang alongside the Commonwealth Games gold he won last year.

Jul 24, 2015

Games-Debt paid in gold, Warner looks ahead to worlds

TORONTO, July 23 (Reuters) – Decathlete Damian Warner paid back his family and friends for their support in Pan American Games gold on Thursday, but the price may have been steep, the Canadian gambling with a podium finish at the world championships.

For Warner, who grew up two hours from the Pan Am stadium, the considerable risk was worth the reward, a Games gold on home soil in front of his mom to hang alongside the Commonwealth Games gold he won last year.