February 4, 2013, (ISN) – Athletics Canada, in conjunction with the Ottawa Lions Track and Field Club, will play host for a second consecutive year to the 2013 Panamerican Combined Events Cup.
The 2013 Pan Am Combined Events Cup will be held at Terry Fox Athletic Facility in Ottawa, Ont., on June 1 and 2.
“We are happy to play a role in the development of combined events in the western hemisphere”, says Andy McInnes, Director of Programs and Head Coach with the Ottawa Lions. “We see the event as a unique opportunity to stimulate performances domestically.”
Victor Lopez, the Association of Panamerican Athletics (APA) President adds “On behalf of the Panamerican Athletics Family we are very grateful to the Ottawa Lions and to Athletics Canada for eagerly hosting the Panamerican Combined Events Cup for the second year in a row.” Lopez adds, “The APA’s goal is to organize events where the whole hemisphere is able to come together with the objective of developing track and field to the maximum, and to make sure that we maintain the supremacy as the number one continental area in the sport of athletics in the world.”
At last year’s Pan Am Combined Events Cup Canada played host to ten nations and 27 athletes. The event has served as a proving ground for a number of future Olympians and World Championship team members including Canadian decathletes Jamie Adjetey-Nelson, Massimo Bertocchi and Damian Warner.