The Pan American Torch Glows in Teotihuacan

Organized by the Mexican Olympic Committee, the Lighting of the Pan American Frame ceremony for the XVI Pan American and ParaPan American Games Guadalajara 2011 will be held on August 26, 2011 in the archaeological site of Teotihuacan, State of Mexico.

The journey of the Pan American Spirit:

For 50 days, the torch will be carried by Pan 3,200 runners along different sections that include 38 cities in 32 states of the country, nearly 15,000 miles from Teotihuacan to the south and then north of the republic to eventually arrive in Guadalajara on October 14, 2011.

The torchbearers will be young, older than 16 years of age, and people with disabilities.

Who is the athlete who will light the Pan American Flame during the official opening of the games?

To date, the Committee of the Pan American Games 2011 (COPAG) has not provided the identity of this person. Apparently, it will be revealed on the day of the official opening of the Games, October 18, 2011 at 8:00p.m.

Characteristics of the Pan American Torch 2011:

Green with metallic blue and white tones, the 2011 Pan American Fire appears as the leaves of agave. It measures 70 cm tall and weighs 1.5 kg.

Links of Interest:

Pan American Games and Parapan Guadalajara 2011 (in English)

Address and description of all the sports venues of the XVI Pan American Games 2011

Overview and Location Map of Teotihuacan