Closing Ceremonies of the Pan Am Games
The Pan Am Games today are coming to a close and with it comes a huge send off with a spectacular Pan Am Games Closing Ceremony that will showcase the talents of international superstars Kanye West, Pitbull, and Canadian Serena Ryder. These games are sure to go out with a bang, with the Parade of Nations to highlight the athletic achievement of the games and will be handing off to the next host city of Lima, Peru. This all culminates with the extinguishing of the Pan Am flame from the Pan Am Games cauldron at the foot of the CN Tower.
The games were a great success, and Canada’s athletes came in the top three in the medal count with 217 total medals. Of those medals 78 were gold, 69 silver, and 70 bronze! Of those gold medals two went to Canada’s Andre De Grasse who achieved gold in the Men’s 100m and 200m races. With a score of 7 runs to 6, Canada edged out the U.S. for the gold in baseball, and with a 81 to 73 score Canada defeated the U.S. in women’s basketball.
With the closing ceremonies today, be sure to establish the memory of the event with a memento of your favorite arenas and venues of the 2015 Pan Am Games in Toronto. Pick up a print of one of the venue’s in Toronto, and have a keepsake from a local artist, David Crighton, who has many of the athletic venues in portraits.
The Pan Am Games may be coming to a close, but the Parapan Am Games are just around the corner from August 7-15. Be sure to read up on the goings on and events that will be held around those dates and more on the games themselves.