Olympic qualifiers a potential problem for Pan Am Games

If the track and field competition at the 2015 Pan Am Games in Toronto were a main qualifier for...

If the track and field competition at the 2015 Pan Am Games in Toronto were a main qualifier for the 2016 Olympics, greats such as Usain Bolt would bring instant star power into the GTA event. But many Olympic qualifiers will be held elsewhere. (REUTERS)

STEVE BUFFERY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:56 PM ET

The 2015 Toronto Pan Am Games organizers held a two-year countdown bash last week and though there were guys on trampolines and face painters and clowns, the city reacted with a collective yawn.

That isn’t a knock against the organizers. With everything else going on in this big, busy city, it’s tough to get jaded Torontonians revved up about a regional Games still two years away.


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