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Canada names 719 athletes to Pan Am Games team

07/09/2015 12:14 EDT | Updated 07/09/2016 05:59 EDT
The Canadian Olympic Committee announced the full Canadian roster on Thursday for the 2015 Pan Am Games in Toronto.

Canada's team, which features 719 of the country's best athletes, is the largest ever in its history at a multi-sport Games event.

Here are some interesting facts about Canada's 2015 Pan Am Games squad:

- Total number of athletes: 719 (373 male, 346 female)

- Oldest athlete: Ian Millar (Equestrian Jumping, 68 years old)

- Youngest athlete: Alicia Côté (Table Tennis, 15 years old)

- Sets of Twins: 3 — Leirick and Leivin Chung (Karate), Katherine and Michelle Plouffe (Women's Basketball), Anjelika and Victoria Reznik (Rhythmic Gymnastics)

- Father/Son Combos: 2 — Terry McLaughlin (father) and Evert McLaughlin (son) in Sailing, Paul Shaw (father) and Drew Shaw (son) in Shooting

In terms of the breakdown by province, Ontario and Quebec are the highest represented with 245 and 127 athletes, respectively.

The relay torch has been making its way around the Greater Toronto Area for the last couple of days, and will be lit to officially kickoff the Pan Am Games at the ppening ceremony on Friday at the Rogers Centre. 

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