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Pan Am Games: 3 things to know for Thursday

07/08/2015 11:40 EDT | Updated 07/08/2016 05:59 EDT
1. Synchronized swimming action begins

Activity continues in the pool Thursday as the duet and team synchronized swimming competition gets under way. The technical routine runs at 12:08 P.M. ET at the CIBC Pan Am/Parapan Am Aquatics Centre in Scarborough. The free routine, where the medals will be awarded, takes place on July 11. Meanwhile, the team technical routine will take place at the same location at 6:00 P.M. ET. Canadians Jacqueline Simoneau and Karine Thomas will take part in the team and duet event, but will earn a spot in the 2016 Rio Olympics with a gold medal in the duet event. Team Canada earned a gold medal in both disciplines at the 2011 Pan Ams.

2.  Panamania events 

Water's Edge, a free photography exhibition, takes place Thursday at 10:00 AM ET at Union Station. The event showcases work from several Pan Am photographers. Meanwhile, the Design Exchange event will take place at 39 Parliament St. in Toronto on Thursday at 11:00 AM ET. The exchange will be a ticketed event, as will the "The Watershed", which takes place 8:00 PM ET Thursday. The event, at the Berkeley Street Theatre, is a theatrical presentation co-produced by Crow's Theatre and Porte Parole. 

3. Water polo continues 

The water polo preliminary round continues Thursday with both the Canadian men and women highlighting the action. The Canadian women (1-1-0) will look to remain unbeaten as they take on Puerto Rico. Meanwhile, Venezuela battles Brazil and Cuba faces Argentina. On the men's side, Canada will look to recover from an opening loss to Brazil, as they meet Venezuela. Also, Cuba will see Argentina and Brazil clashes with Mexico. 

STANDINGS: Men's water polo

STANDINGS: Women's water polo

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