Pan American Athletes Looking Ahead to the 2012 and 2016 Olympics

17 Oct

Many athletes are gearing up for the 2012 London Olympics and 2016 Olympics, but first they’re putting their training to the test at the Pan American Games as this opportunity may be more than a chance to win a medal – for some sports, this is a chance to qualify for the London Olympics. It’s also an opportunity to size up the competition at the 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico.

For those competing in the non-Olympic sports such as water skiing, bowling, racquetball and pelota, this is more than just a stepping stone. This year there are 80 Olympians on the United States squad. I love watching the Olympics and only recently did I find out about the Pan American Games-what an exciting event!

Picture credit: TheMat

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