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Pan Am Games: Medal standings

An updated look at the medal standings for the Top 10 countries at the Pan Am Games in Toronto, ranked by total gold medals. Pos. Country Gold Silver Bronze Total 1. United States 65 55 49 169 2. Canada 55 51 42 148 3. Brazil 30 29 43 102 4. Colombia 24 8 24 56 5. Cuba 23 18 28 69 6. Mexico 14 21 28 63 7. Argentina 10

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Pan Am Games ticket sales hit one million

‘The numbers speak for themselves,’ top organizer says Organizers say the Pan Am Games, which honoured Canada’s Evan Dunfee and Inaki Gomez Sunday, have sold more than 300,000 tickets since the opening ceremonies on July 10. (Felipe Dana/Associated Press) Pan Am Games organizers say ticket sales have eclipsed one million. “The numbers speak for themselves,” said Toronto 2015 CEO Saad Rafi. “With one million tickets sold and millions of Canadians tuning

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Foreign press rave about Toronto during Pan Am Games, apathy aside

‘I don’t see too much hype about the Games’ Fireworks light up the downtown Toronto city skyline during the opening ceremony for the Pan American Games in Toronto. Some journalists wonder if the Games have gone unnoticed outside downtown venues, though. (THE CANADIAN PRESS) To hear members of the foreign press tell it, the Toronto being presented to the world during the Pan Am Games is one which features state-of-the-art

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Pan Am Games: 4 members of Cuban rowing team defect to U.S., coach says

Games rowing venue in St. Catharines, Ont., only a few kilometres from U.S. border Four Cuban rowers have defected to the U.S. during the Pan Am Games, according to the team’s coach, a move one agent says is likely due to economic conditions inside Cuba. Coach Juan Carlos Reyes says Leosmel Ramos, Wilber Turro, Manuel Suarez and Orlando Sotolongo have left the team and travelled to the United States. There are

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Canada continues medal surge at Pan Am Games with 17 medals on Day 3

By Staff The Canadian Press WATCH ABOVE: Home advantage appears to be paying off for Canada at the Pan Am Games in Toronto. Mike Drolet reports. TORONTO – Before the start of the Toronto 2015 Pan American Games, Canadian chef de mission Curt Harnett estimated that the host nation would need around 200 medals to reach its goal of finishing in the top two of the overall standings. After just three

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Canada hauls in 16 medals on Day 2 of Pan Am Games

TORONTO – Canada came flying out of the gates at the 2015 Pan American Games with eight medals on opening day. It turned out that Day 2 was twice as good. Canadian athletes raked in 16 medals, including six gold, in Sunday’s Pan Am action. With 10 gold, eight silver and six bronze, Canada led all nations in both gold and overall medals. “It’s really just pushing each other,” Batty

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What the Pan Am Games are all about

Canada’s Pan Am Games team chief Curt Harnett cheers during a women’s water polo match between Canada and Brazil … To listen to the carping class, it would be more honest if the Pan Am Games schedule included the100-metre traffic crawl, the executive relay, security fence steeplechase, and the $2.5-billion snatch. All of those concerns are valid. Of course, that fine whine is decanted before every major multi-sport competition. Then the games begin and

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Pan Am Games survival guide for July 9

Michael ‘Pinball’ Clemons and NBA player Greivis Vásquez carry the torch. The GTA gets an offer to get out of town. A synchronized swimming duo practices their routine, during a training session at the Pan Am Games in Toronto on Wednesday. What you need to know on Thursday while the Pan Am Games are in town. 1. Road closures Bremner Blvd. will be closed to vehicles from Navy Wharf to

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What’s happening in Toronto on Canada Day

Wondering how to celebrate Canada’s 148th birthday? Check out these events in the city. Wondering what to do for Canada Day? Not to worry, there are plenty of events going on around the city: The City of Toronto will be hosting its annual Canada Day celebration at Mel Lastman Square. The festivities, scheduled to start at 5 p.m. on July 1, will feature acrobat circus performances, free face painting, several

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