Video - Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games - It Takes a Village


Transcript of Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games - It Takes a Village

This is a bilingual video, the narration is in both English and French.

[Toronto 2015 Pan and Parapan American Games host country logo]

[Text on screen: Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games: It Takes a Village]

[Supporters of Melanie McCann]

Melanie McCann (pentathlete): "My family have been there from day one. They were my first coaches, my first cheerleaders, my first supporters and to have them there by my side and ride that emotional roller-coaster with me…"

[Fans encouraging athletes]

[A crowd applauding]

"They are there every step of the way. And I can feel it and that’s what has put me across the finish line."

Hugo Barrette (cyclist, translated from French to English): "This has been the greatest experience of my life to share with my family and friends as well as with Canadians who have supported us. There has been an incredible atmosphere here."

[Cheering fans in the stands]

Rosie MacLennan (trampolinist): "I always looked up to my brothers in what they were doing, but also seeing their faces in the crowd at games, either here or abroad is always a huge comfort and a source of strength for me."

[Rosie celebrating with a teammate]

[A crowd in the stands]

John MacLennan (Rosie MacLennan’s father): "We actually had about 45 to 50 members of the extended family and friends here, and even more."

[Fans cheering on a Canadian athlete]

"That, I think, exemplifies that people are supporting their hometown athletes at an event as big at this in Toronto."

[Fans watching the Games]

Inaki Gomez (race walker): "I don’t think we could’ve ever have done what we have been able to accomplish without our family and friends and loved ones."

[A crowd in the stands encouraging some athletes]

"Whatever sport you are doing, they are driving you to the track, driving you to the pool or driving you to the hockey rink."

[Two Canadian medalists on the podium]

"It really is not possible without their support."

[Text on screen: Thanks to all the Moms, Dads, brothers and sisters, friends, teammates and coaches who support our athletes with limitless support and encouragement #OneTeam]

[Toronto 2015 Pan and Parapan American Games host country logo]

[Text on screen:]

[Text on screen: #YearofSport - #Annéedusport]

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