TORONTO — On Wednesday, the Canadian Olympic Committee announced the full Canadian Team for the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games, featuring 719 of Canada’s finest athletes – the country’s largest team ever fielded in its multi-sport Games history.

The team is made up of athletes from 48 sports/disciplines and can be seen in the attachment below. All athlete bios will be available on olympic.ca: https://olympic.ca/games/2015-toronto/

With TORONTO 2015 providing a “home Games” experience, as well as a number of qualification opportunities for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, these Games will offer a tremendous experience for Canada’s high performance athletes.

Team Canada facts:

Total number of athletes: 719 (373 male, 346 female) (as of July 3, 2015)

Oldest athlete – male: Ian Millar (Equestrian – Jumping, DOB: 6 JAN 1947, 68 years old)

Oldest athlete – female: Susan Nattrass (Shooting, DOB: 5 NOV 1950, 64 years old)

Youngest athlete – male: David Mylnikov (Shooting, DOB: 13 MAY 1998, 17 years old), Kabir Dhillon is second youngest, also a Shooting athlete (DOB: 26 JAN 1998, 17 years old)

Youngest athlete – female: Alicia Côté (Table Tennis, DOB: 14 DEC 1999, 15 years old), Vanessa Panov (Gymnastics – Rhythmic) is a close second youngest (DOB: 26 NOV 1999, 15 years old)

Sets of Twins: 3

  • Leirick and Leivin Chung (Karate)
  • Katherine and Michelle Plouffe (Basketball – Women)
  • Anjelika and Victoria Reznik (Gymnastics – Rhythmic)

Father/Son Combos: 2

  • Terry McLaughlin (father), Evert McLaughlin (son) – Sailing
  • Paul Shaw (father), Drew Shaw (son) – Shooting

PROVINCIAL BREAKDOWN

By place of birth (some were not born in Canada)

Alberta 73
British Columbia 117
Manitoba 17
New Brunswick 3
Newfoundland 7
Nova Scotia 14
Ontario 245
PEI 2
Quebec 127
Saskatchewan 18
Outside of Canada 97

Number of different countries from which athletes originate: 45

PAST GAMES AND MEDALS

Number of Olympic medals won by TORONTO 2015 Canadian Pan Am Athletes

Games Gold Silver Bronze Grand Total
Los Angeles 1984 1 1
Sydney 2000 1 1
Athens 2004 1 1 1 3
Beijing 2008 1 5 1 7
London 2012 1 5 9 15
Sochi 2014 1 1
Grand Total 3 13 12 28

Number of TORONTO 2015 Canadian Pan Am Athletes who have attended previous Games

By type of Games:

Olympic Games (Summer) 121
Youth Olympic Games (Summer) 7
Olympic Winter Games 1
Pan American Games 170
Total 299

By Games:

Olympic Games (Summer) Munich 1972 2
Montreal 1976 2
Los Angeles 1984 3
Seoul 1988 3
Barcelona 1992 4
Atlanta 1996 2
Sydney 2000 4
Athens 2004 12
Beijing 2008 41
London 2012 93
Youth Olympic Games (Summer) Singapore 2010 5
Nanjing 2014 2
Olympic Winter Games Vancouver 2010 1
Sochi 2014 1
Pan American Games San Juan 1979 1
Caracas 1983 1
Indianapolis 1987 3
Havana 1991 4
Mar Del Plata 1995 4
Winnipeg 1999 4
Santo Domingo 2003 11
Rio de Janeiro 2007 60
Guadalajara 2011 146

***The TORONTO 2015 TEAM CANADA MEDIA GUIDE is now available for download on iPhone, Android and Mobile Web. The Guide will be refreshed in an ongoing manner to ensure journalists have the information they need to tell the stories of Team Canada’s athletes as final selections and updates occur.

iPhone:
http://apple.co/1S5uvg4

Android:
http://bit.ly/1fk2i9y

Mobile Web:
EN: http://bit.ly/1S5ux7P
FR: http://bit.ly/1NOpgAN

QUOTES:

Congratulations to the contingent of athletes who have made it on to Team Canada. What an incredible honour to represent your country on home soil. I have full confidence that they will make their country proud as their fellow Canadians cheer for them. Go Canada Go!”

Marcel Aubut, President, Canadian Olympic Committee

 

“I am so proud of every single athlete who has been named to Team Canada. Their hard work has paid off, and now they get to demonstrate why they are the best while representing their country against the Americas on home soil. TORONTO 2015 is going to be an outstanding Games and I know that these athletes are going to give their everything, because it is #NowOrNever. En garde!”

Curt Harnett, TORONTO 2015 Team Canada Chef de Mission