IAAF Approves Pan Am Track

11 Oct

The 16gh Pan Am Games begin October 14th

GUADALAJARA, Mexico — The new stadium for track and field for the Pan American Games has been approved by the IAAF, the athletics world governing body.

The track and field venue, which is just being completed with the opening ceremony set for Friday, will hold 8,500 fans and was built at a reported cost of $28 million.

Tuesday’s certification means records set at the venue could be ratified by the IAAF. The approval takes some pressure off Pan American Games organizers, who have been criticized for construction delays and political bickering over the last several years. About 6,000 athletes from 42 nations in the Americas will take part in the quadrennial, multi-sport championship.

Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press
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The 2011 Pan Am Games Track & Field events run October 23-30. For news, the schedule of evets and results visit the USTF website.

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