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2015 Parapan Am Games expands to Mississauga

Toronto is hosting the Pan Am Games in 2015.

Toronto is hosting the Pan Am Games in 2015.

Goalball, powerlifting and wheelchair rugby will be hosted in the city of Mississauga during the Parapan Am Games 2015. The TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games Organizing Committee (TO2015) is finalising venues for the Games after a few years of negotiation with cities in the Ontario region.

“We’re excited to bring more sports to Mississauga, which is ideally located to host these exciting competitions, including the Parapan Am debut of wheelchair rugby,” said Ian Troop, TO2015’s Chief Executive Officer. “The Mississauga Sports Centre is an accessible venue that will ensure peak performance and an unparalleled atmosphere for athletes and spectators alike.”

Previously, powerlifting and goalball were to be hosted at York University, while wheelchair rugby was located at the University of Toronto (downtown).

“The City of Mississauga is thrilled to be a part of the largest Parapan Am Games ever,” said Hazel McCallion, Mayor of Mississauga. “This means almost 400 more athletes and officials will compete in Canada’s sixth largest city, and tens of thousands more spectators will come to cheer them on. We promise Mississaugans will offer them a welcome to be remembered.