2011 Pan American Games torch relay

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The 2011 Pan American Games torch relay was a 50 day torch run, from August 26–October 14, 2011, held prior to the 2011 Pan American Games. Plans for the relay were originally announced July 6, 2011 by the Guadalajara Organizing Committee for the 2011 Pan American and Parapan American Games (COPAG).[1] The relay brought the torch from Mexico City to the Estadio Omnilife for the Opening Ceremony. The flame arrived just in time for the opening ceremony.[2]

The relay took the torch through all 32 Mexican states on a 50-day route starting on August 26, 2011, at the pyramids of Teotihuacan outside Mexico City.[3] The Pan American flame was lit in the Pyramid of the Sun, the spot selected by the Pan American Sports Organization (PASO). The relay was organized by the Mexican Olympic Committee and was sponsored by Grupo Omnilife, a nutrition company.[2][3] The first torch was carried by Pan American Games gold medalist Paola Longoria.[4] The relay began with a moment of silence in honor of the victims of the 2011 Monterrey casino attack.[5] About 3,500 runners carried the torch on the 15,000-kilometer route. The torch arrived in Puerto Vallarta on October 9, Ciudad Guzmán on October 11, Tapalpa on October 12, Lagos de Moreno on October 13 and Guadalajara on October 14 for the opening ceremony at the Estadio Omnilife.[2]

The torch was designed by Vatti, the same company that designed the torch for the 2008 Summer Olympics. The design depicted green agave leaves with blue and white accents. The leaves surrounded and protected the flame. Each torch was 70 centimetres (28 in) tall and weighed 1.5 kilograms (3.3 lb), including the fuel canister, which contained enough fuel for 12 minutes.[3]


Route[edit]

Route
Torch lighting ceremony
Day Date State Cities Notable torchbearers # of torchbearers
1 August 26 Mexican Federal District Teotihuacan
(Torch lighting ceremony)
2 August 27 Mexico City
(all 16 boroughs)
Paola Longoriaracquetballer
Daniel Aceveswrestler
Noé Hernández, Carlos Mercenarioathlete (race walker)
Jesús Mena, Fernando Platasdiver
Marcelo Ebrard, Bernardo de la Garzapoliticians
Mario Gonzálezboxer
Guillermo Péreztaekwondoist[6]
240[6]
3 August 28 State of Mexico Toluca Antônio Naelson, Alfredo Talaverafootballer
Ana Maria Torres – boxer
María del Carmen Díaz, Fidel Negrete – athlete (marathon)
Víctor Estrada – taekwondoist[7]
66[7]
4 August 29 Hidalgo Pachuca Nabor Castillojudoka
Jose Francisco Olvera RuizGovernor of Hidalgo
Eligio Cervantestriathlete[8]
73[8]
5 August 30 Tlaxcala Papalotla, Xicohtzinco, Zacatelco, Tepeyanco and Tlaxcala Braulio Ávila – boxer 96[9]
6 August 31 Puebla Puebla 77[10]
7 September 1 Veracruz Xalapa Manuel Cortinacanoer
Armando Fernández – wrestler[11]
67[12]
8 September 2 Not travelling
9 September 3 Tabasco Villahermosa 72[13]
10 September 4 Campeche Campeche Melchor Cob Castro – boxer[14]
Francisco Camposbaseball player[15] paz
61[14]
11 September 5 Yucatán Mérida, Dzibilchaltún Guty Espadas, Juan Herrera, Gilberto Keb Baas, José Pinzón – boxer
Eduardo Avelino Magañaarcher
Gerardo Torres – footballer
Juan Jose Pacho – baseball player[16]
73[17]
12 September 6 Chichen Itza, Pisté David Miersailor[18] 39[18]
13 September 7 Quintana Roo Cancún Alejandro Vela – footballer
Ricardo Delgado, Rodolfo López – boxer
Marco MartosAmerican football player
Roberto Borge AnguloGovernor of Quintana Roo[19]
61[20]
14 September 8 Chetumal Carolina Valenciaweightlifter[21] 57[21]
15 September 9 Not travelling
16 September 10 Chiapas Chiapa de Corzo, Tuxtla Gutiérrez 52[22]
17 September 11 Not travelling
18 September 12 Oaxaca Oaxaca Bernardo Segura – athlete (race walker)[23] 57[23]
19 September 13 Guerrero Acapulco 55[24]
20 September 14 Morelos Cuernavaca 78[25]
21 September 15 Querétaro Querétaro 71[26]
22 September 16 Not travelling
23 September 17 Michoacán Morelia Leonel Godoy RangelGovernor of Michoacán
Guillermo Pérez – taekwondoist
Everardo Cristóbal – canoer[27]
70[27]
24 September 18 Guanajuato León Laura Sánchezdiver[28] 97[28]
25 September 19 Aguascalientes Aguascalientes Alfonso Zamora – boxer[28] 63[28]
26 September 20 Not travelling
27 September 21 San Luis Potosí San Luis Potosí Armando Quintanilla – athlete (5,000 + 10,000 meters)[29] 133[29]
28 September 22 Tamaulipas Tampico, Ciudad Madero, Altamira 96[30]
29 September 23 Not travelling
30 September 24 Nuevo León Monterrey Daniel Bautista – athlete (race walker)
Raúl Alcalá – cyclist
Antonio Sancho – footballer[31]
68[31]
31 September 25 Coahuila Saltillo 40[32]
32 September 26 Durango/Coahuila Gómez Palacio, Lerdo, Torreón Jared Borgetti – footballer
Cristian Mijares – boxer
Marco Antonio Rubio – boxer[33]
64[33]
33 September 27 Not travelling
34 September 28 Chihuahua Chihuahua Cristián Bejarano – boxer[34] 88[34]
35 September 29 Not travelling
36 September 30 Sonora Hermosillo Humberto Cota – baseball player
Juan Pedro Toledo – athlete[35]
80[35]
37 October 1 Not travelling
38 October 2 Baja California Tijuana Erik Morales – boxer[36] 100[36]
39 October 3 Not travelling
40 October 4 Baja California Sur La Paz 73[37]
41 October 5 Not travelling
42 October 6 Sinaloa Mazatlán 97[38]
43 October 7 Nayarit Tepic 49[38]
44 October 8 Jalisco Puerto Vallarta 103[39]
45 October 9 Not travelling
46 October 10 Colima Colima 68[40]
47 October 11 Jalisco Ciudad Guzmán 75[41]
48 October 12 Tapalpa 17[42]
49 October 13 Amatitán, Lagos de Moreno 66[42]
50 October 14 Guadalajara, Tonalá, Tlaquepaque, Zapopan Jashia Luna – diver
Brenda Magañagymnast
Dionicio Cerón – athlete (marathon)
Javier Rosas – triathlete
Jose Becerra – boxer[43]
185[43]

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