Ont. willing to help 2011 Pan Ams

ANTONELLA ARTUSO, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 1:34 PM ET

Ontario is offering a helping hand to Mexico in its struggle to deliver the 2011 Pan American Games, Premier Dalton McGuinty has announced.

At the invitation of President Mario Vazquez Rana of the Pan American Sports Organization, the premier travelled to Mexico City last Friday to discuss Toronto's bid for the 2015 games.

"During our meeting, President Vasquez Rana mentioned difficulties being encountered by the 2011 Pan Am Games being held in Guadalajara, Mexico," McGuinty says in a statement. "I informed the president that Ontario is ready, willing and able to offer assistance, including helping to plan and provide logistical and organizational help, to ensure the best possible experience for athletes."

The Ontario offer for help does not mean providing additional funding to Mexico, the premier said.


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