Canadian Olympic Committee Reveals $2.6M Contribution To Teams At 2015 Pan Am Games
The Canadian Olympic Committee announced a one-time C$2.6M ($2.62M) contribution to Canadian teams competing at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto, according to Lori Ewing of the CANADIAN PRESS. COC President Marcel Aubut said, "As the host nation, all eyes of the Americas and the whole world will be on us, we have to deliver the best. Expectations -- because it's Canada, because it's Toronto -- are very high. Canada will truly be able to put our best team forward on the field of play." The funding is part of the COC's recently announced investment of almost C$100M for Olympic sports over the next four years. Aubut said that the funds -- 98% of which comes from the private sector -- will be "part of the '13 to '16 high-performance action plan for athletes, coaches and national sport federations." He added that Canada could field a team of 1,000 athletes, coaches and support staff at the 2015 Games (CANADIAN PRESS, 12/5).