Whitfield and Balazs announced as Pan Am Torchbearers
Four-time Olympian and Triathlon Canada Hall-of-Famer Simon Whitfield was named as the marquee torchbearer at this summer’s Pan Am Games in Toronto. The torch was unveiled this morning at a ceremony at the Ontario Science Centre. Whitfield carried the Olympic torch at the Vancouver Olympics. The Pan Am torch relay will extend through a number of provinces but will mostly run through Ontario.
Toronto’s Olympic marathon swimmer and Toronto police officer Zsofi Balazs was also announced as a torchbearer. Balazs is also making her bid for the Pan Am games team.
#TO2015 Unveils Pan Am Torch and Names First Torchbearers https://t.co/RN8eFOFR16 pic.twitter.com/DzsE8mVGbU
— TORONTO 2015 (@TO2015) March 16, 2015