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Sport Technical Manual

RUGBY SEVENS

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Table of Contents
About....................................................................................... 1
About the Sport Technical Manuals.....................................................................1
About Toronto..........................................................................................................1
About the TORONTO 2015 Pan American Games............................................2
In brief......................................................................................................................................................2
Competition venues..............................................................................................................................2

Introduction.............................................................................................................4

Key Personnel......................................................................... 5
Format......................................................................................................................5
Male — 8 teams.....................................................................................................................................5
Female — 6 teams................................................................................................................................9

Rules, Clothing and Equipment ...........................................................................13
Technical Officials, Protests and Appeals...........................................................13
Medals and Diplomas.............................................................................................13

Venue....................................................................................... 13
Facilities...................................................................................................................13
Weather ..................................................................................................................14

Sport Information.................................................................. 15
Sport Information Desks........................................................................................15

Competition and Practice Schedule.................................... 16
Competition.............................................................................................................16
Practice....................................................................................................................17
Technical meeting...................................................................................................17
QUALIFICATION SYSTEM.....................................................................................18
Athlete Eligibility....................................................................................................18
Qualification System..............................................................................................18
Women (6 teams).................................................................................................................................18
Men (8 teams) ......................................................................................................................................18
Seeding....................................................................................................................................................19

Confirmation of Quota Places........................................................................19
Reallocation of Unused Quota Places.................................................................19

Accreditation.......................................................................... 20
Eligibility Condition Forms ....................................................................................20
Pre-Valid Cards.......................................................................................................20
Accreditation Card Validation...............................................................................20

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Ticketing and Accredited Seating....................................... 22
Games-time Ticket Sales ......................................................................................22
Same- and Different-discipline Spectating Athletes.........................................22
Accommodation......................................................................................................22

The CIBC Pan Am/Parapan Am Athletes’ Village ............ 23
Key Dates of Operation.........................................................................................23
Site Orientation .....................................................................................................23
Residences...............................................................................................................23
Resident Services ...................................................................................................24
Main Dining Hall ....................................................................................................24
Athlete Venue Meals ..............................................................................................24
NOC Services Centre .............................................................................................24
Resident Entertainment and Recreation.............................................................24
Fitness Centre ........................................................................................................24
Village Plaza ..........................................................................................................25

Medical Services.................................................................... 26
Polyclinic..................................................................................................................26
Satellite Accommodations.....................................................................................26
Venue Medical Services..........................................................................................26
Competition and training venues......................................................................................................26
Field-of-play response.........................................................................................................................27

Transportation........................................................................ 27
Transportation System for Athletes and Team Officials ..................................27
Training and Competition Venue Services...........................................................27
Athlete transport mall to competition venues....................................................27
Athlete transport mall to training venues...........................................................27
Team Sport Vehicles...............................................................................................28
CIBC Pan Am/Parapan Am Athletes’ Village Connection with Satellite
Accommodations....................................................................................................28
NOC-dedicated Vehicles........................................................................................28
Public Transportation.............................................................................................28

Thank You................................................................................ 32

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About
About the Sport Technical Manuals
Published in 2014, the Sport Technical Manuals provide details about each sport competition at the
TORONTO 2015 Pan American Games, as well as operational information that may be of interest
to teams. Each manual includes:

An introduction to Toronto and the Games.

Sport-specific information such as competition format and schedule, training and qualification criteria.

Operational information on accreditation, ticketing, transportation, accommodation, medical services
and doping control.

Venue maps and a daily competition and training schedule for all sports.

While this information is accurate as of the date of publication, details may change. NOCs should
consult their TO2015 extranet (Cosmos, https://to2015panam.sharepoint.com/sites/Extranet/NOC/SV/
SitePages/Home.aspx) for important updates.
The TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games Organizing Committee (TO2015) will provide
detailed Team Guides for each sport to NOCs in June 2015.

About Toronto
Toronto, the largest city in Canada and the capital of the province of Ontario, celebrated its 180th
anniversary in March 2014. Located on the picturesque shoreline of Lake Ontario, Toronto is Canada’s
most populous region and just over an hour’s drive from the American border.

At 112 metres (367 feet) above sea level, Toronto’s altitude offers ideal conditions for high‑performance
athletes.

Toronto features warm but moderate summer temperatures with an average of fewer than five days in
July with temperatures above 30°C (86°F).

Average monthly rainfall for July is only 67 millimetres. On average, one in three days will offer some
precipitation, but only one day in nine has rainfall greater than 5 millimetres.

Toronto is the third largest financial centre in North America.

The Economist ranks Toronto as the fifth “most liveable” city in the world based on factors including
stability, health care, culture, environment, education and infrastructure.

With a population of 2.6 million people, Toronto is Canada’s largest city and the fifth largest in
North America.

Toronto’s surrounding region is home to 8.1 million people, all living within an hour’s drive of the
Games area.

Approximately 20 per cent of the region’s population was born in the Caribbean, Central America,
South America, the United States or Mexico.

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About the TORONTO 2015 Pan American Games
In brief
Sports: 36
Disciplines: 52
Medal events: 364
Athletes: 6,000+
Competition venues: 29
Competition days: 20
Athletes’ Village opening: July 5, 2015
Opening Ceremony: July 10, 2015
Closing Ceremony: July 26, 2015

Competition venues
CIBC Pan Am Park
CIBC Pan Am Park, located on downtown Toronto’s waterfront, will be home to five competition venues
and 15 sport disciplines.

Chevrolet Beach Volleyball Centre: volleyball — beach volleyball

Exhibition Centre: indoor volleyball, handball, racquetball, roller sports — figure skating, squash

Exhibition Stadium: rugby sevens

Ontario Place West Channel: aquatics — open water swimming, athletics — marathon and race walk,
cycling – road cycling, triathlon, waterski & wakeboard

Toronto Coliseum: gymnastics — artistic, gymnastics — rhythmic, gymnastics — trampoline

Toronto
In addition to CIBC Pan Am Park, the city of Toronto will be the site of nine venues covering 12 sport
disciplines.

Canadian Tennis Centre: tennis

Centennial Park Pan Am BMX Centre: cycling — BMX

CIBC Pan Am/Parapan Am Aquatics Centre and Field House: aquatics — diving, aquatics — swimming,
aquatics — synchronized swimming, fencing, modern pentathlon, roller sports — speed skating

CIBC Pan Am/Parapan Am Athletics Stadium: athletics — track and field

Pan Am Bowling Centre: bowling

Pan Am/Parapan Am Fields: field hockey

Royal Canadian Yacht Club: sailing

Ryerson Athletic Centre: basketball

Varsity Stadium: archery

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North of Toronto
• Caledon Pan Am Equestrian Park (Caledon): equestrian — eventing, dressage and jumping

Hardwood Mountain Bike Park (Oro-Medonte): cycling — mountain bike

Minden Wild Water Preserve (Minden): canoe/kayak — slalom

Pan Am Cross-Country Centre (Caledon): equestrian — eventing

Pan Am Shooting Centre (Cookstown): shooting

East of Toronto
• Angus Glen Golf Club (Markham): golf

Atos Markham Pan Am/Parapan Am Centre (Markham): aquatics — water polo, badminton,
table tennis

Oshawa Sports Centre (Oshawa): boxing, weightlifting

President’s Choice Ajax Pan Am Ballpark (Ajax): baseball, softball

West of Toronto
• CIBC Hamilton Pan Am Soccer Stadium (Hamilton): football

Cisco Milton Pan Am/Parapan Am Velodrome (Milton): cycling — track cycling

Mississauga Sports Centre (Mississauga): judo, karate, taekwondo, wrestling

Pan Am Individual Time Trial Route (Milton): cycling — road cycling (individual time trial)

Royal Canadian Henley Rowing Course (St. Catharines): rowing

Welland Pan Am Flatwater Centre (Welland): canoe/kayak — sprint

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Introduction
On behalf of the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games
Organizing Committee (TO2015), I am pleased to introduce this
Sport Technical Manual for the TORONTO 2015 Pan American
Games.
Our mission — ignite the spirit through a celebration of sport and
culture — is built on the foundation of our values: joy, purpose,
accountability, collaboration and results. At the heart of this is
ensuring that the TORONTO 2015 Games are sport focused and
athlete centred.
We are dedicated to providing a first-rate field of play and
delivering an outstanding experience for all athletes, coaches and
officials. We are also committed to providing athletes and teams
with the best possible conditions at our competition venues for them to perform at their peak, which
include a combination of transformational new facilities and iconic existing locations. The training
facilities will be of similarly high standard and will be conveniently located within easy reach of the
Athletes’ Village and satellite accommodation locations.
To assist you in your Games preparations, we have prepared this Sport Technical Manual in collaboration
with your respective Continental and International Federations. This manual provides the necessary
sport-specific content for the successful delivery of each sport competition as well as operational and
general information that may be of interest to athletes and teams.
The Games provide an opportunity to celebrate and strengthen the goals of fair play and diversity, foster
lifelong friendships, promote accessibility and inclusion, and encourage all of us, on and off the field, to
practice good sportsmanship.
We look forward to welcoming you to Toronto in July 2015.
Bob O’Doherty
Senior vice-president, sport
TO2015

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Key Personnel
Technical delegate

Tom Jones (IRB)

tom.jones@irb.com

Continental Federation president

Agustín Pichot

apichot@mac.com

TO2015 Sport manager

Aaron Collins

aaron.collins@toronto2015.org

TO2015 Sport Organizing
Committee chair

Mike Williams

rugbysevens@toronto2015.org

Competition
Events
Men’s tournament

Women’s tournament

Format
The men’s rugby sevens competition will consist of preliminaries, quarter-finals, semifinals and finals,
according to International Rugby Board (IRB) rules. The women’s competition will consist of preliminaries
and a seeded playoff finals round, according to IRB rules.
Men’s Pool A

Men’s Pool B

Women’s Pool

A1

B1

W1

A2

B2

W2

A3

B3

W3

A4

B4

W4
W5
W6

Male — 8 teams
Two groups of four teams (countries) will be created. The placing of the teams will be through seeding.
Team seeding will be determined by the IRB.
The teams will play against each of the other teams in their pool.
Following the pool rounds, the teams will be ranked and proceed to knockout rounds and
medal/placement matches as indicated below.
1.1 The eight teams competing will be grouped into two pools of four as follows:

Pool A
A1 = 1st seed
A2 = 4th seed
A3 = 5th seed
A4 = 8th seed

Pool B
B1 = 2nd seed
B2 = 3rd seed
B3 = 6th seed
B4 = 7th seed

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1.2 Play on the first day of the tournament will consist of matches between teams in the same pool
on a round-robin basis. No extra time will be played in pool matches. Points will be awarded for these
matches on the following basis:
Win = 3 points
Draw = 2 points
Loss = 1 point
No show = 0 points
If a team willfully refuses to play, or willfully abandons a match in progress, without the prior consent of
the match referee, then, subject to confirmation by the technical delegate or IRB commission, that team
will be expelled from the tournament.
If a team has been expelled from the tournament for whatever reason, then:

that team shall be deemed to have been awarded no pool competition table points and to have
scored no tries or points in the pool matches; and

for the purposes of determining standings in the pool competition table, all match results against such
team shall be deemed null and void. This means that all pool competition table points awarded in
matches against the expelled team, and tries and points scored or conceded in matches against such
team, will not be taken into account in determining standings in the pool competition table.

1.3 Determining pool competition table standings
Position in the pool competition table shall be determined by competition points as set out in 1.2 above. If at
the conclusion of the pool stage, two teams are equal on competition points for any position in the pool, such
position in the pool competition table will be determined on the result of the match between the two equal
teams. The team that won that match shall be deemed to have finished higher in the pool competition table.
If the match between the two teams equal on competition points at the end of the pool stage was a
draw, then the following process shall be used to determine the placings:

The margin of points scored for and against a team in all pool matches shall be considered. The team
with the highest positive margin of points shall be ranked higher in the pool competition table. If the tie
remains unresolved, then:

The margin of tries scored for and against a team in all pool matches shall be considered. The
team with the highest positive margin of tries shall be ranked higher in the pool competition table.
If the tie remains unresolved, then:

The team that has scored the highest number of points in the pool matches shall be ranked
higher in the pool competition table. If the tie still remains unresolved, then;

The team that has scored the highest number of tries in the pool matches shall be ranked
higher in the pool competition table. If the tie still remains unresolved, then:

The tie will be resolved by the toss of a coin between the team managers concerned.

If at the end of the pool stage more than two teams are tied on points, then the following process shall
be used to determine the placings:

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The margin of points scored for and against a team in all pool matches will be considered. The team
with the highest positive margin of points shall be ranked highest in the pool competition table. If the
tie remains unresolved, then:

The margin of tries scored for and against a team in all pool matches will be considered. The team
with the highest positive margin of tries shall be ranked higher in the pool competition table. If the
tie remains unresolved, then:

The teams concerned shall be ranked by reference to the number of points scored in all pool
matches. The team with the highest number of points scored in the pool matches shall be
ranked higher in the pool competition table. If the tie remains unresolved, then:

The teams concerned shall be ranked by reference to the number of tries scored in all
pool matches. The team with the highest number of tries scored in the pool matches shall
be ranked higher in the pool competition table. If the tie remains unresolved, then:

The tie will be resolved by the toss of a coin between the team managers concerned.

At the conclusion of pool matches, teams will be positioned in their pools as per 1.3 above and will play
as follows:
A1

vs

B4

B2

vs

A3

A2

vs

B3

B1

vs

A4

The knockout process will be as follows:

LOSERS

WINNERS
PLACINGS

QUARTERS
A1 v B4

SEMI
FINALS

MEDAL

B2 v A3
B1 v A4
A2 v B3

During the knockout competitions, in the event of a match being drawn at the end of normal time, extra
time will be played until a winner is determined. A two-minute water break will be held at the end of
normal time and before re-commencing the match. The extra time will be played in periods of five
minutes. After each period, the teams will change ends without interval. In extra time, the team that
scores first will immediately be declared the winner without further play.

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A coin toss by the team managers and the referee will be conducted to determine which team will
kick off the commencement of extra time and to choose which end the team will kick off from.
1.4 The duration of matches, other than the gold/silver-medal final, will be seven minutes each half, with
a two-minute halftime interval. The duration of the gold/silver-medal final will be 10 minutes each half,
with a two-minute halftime interval.
1.5 Apart from the willful abandonment of a match and subsequent expulsion under 1.2, in the event of a
match having to be stopped after its commencement under the provisions of the Laws of the Game, then
subject to confirmation by the technical delegate or IRB commission, the following procedure shall apply:
(a) Pool matches
• Where a pool match has been abandoned either at halftime or at any time in the second half,
the result and any points and tries scored by each team in the match shall stand.

Where a pool match has been abandoned during the first half, the result shall be declared a draw.

Where a pool match has been declared a draw, then for that match each team will be awarded two
match points, and any points and tries scored will count towards the total points and tries scored by
each team in all their pool matches.

(b) Knockout matches
• Where a match has been abandoned either at halftime or at any time in the second half, the result
shall stand. If both teams are tied, then the provision within clause 1.3 shall be used to ascertain a
winner with points scored in all matches in the tournament taken into consideration. However, if one of
the teams participated in a pool where a team was expelled, for whatever reason, then the matter will
be referred to the technical delegate or IRB commission, who/which shall decide the most appropriate
method for determining the winner of the tied knockout match.

If a match has been abandoned during the first half, the result shall be declared a draw and the
provisions within clause 1.3 shall be used to ascertain the winner with points scored in all matches in
the tournament taken into consideration. However, if one of the teams participated in a pool where a
team was expelled, for whatever reason, then the matter will be referred to the technical delegate or
IRB commission, who/which shall decide the most appropriate method for determining the winner of
the tied knockout match.

1.6 A match shall be played by no more than seven players on each team on the playing area. A player
may be replaced on account of injury or substituted. A team may nominate no more than five
replacements/substitutes. A team can substitute or replace all five players. Temporary replacement for a
blood injury to a player is permitted. A player who has been replaced through injury may not resume play in
the same match except if temporarily replaced for a blood injury. A player who has been substituted may
not resume play in the same match except as a temporary replacement for a player with a blood injury.
No replacement or substitution may be made except with the permission of the referee, and only during a
stoppage in play.
1.7 Only players, the referee, touch judges, water carriers (as per 1.6 above) and medically trained
persons may enter the playing area in order to tend to an injured player. During the interval, coaches,
water carriers and camera crews may enter the playing area but they must leave it before resumption
of play and must not do anything to delay the playing of the match.
1.8 A player sent from the field, under IRB Law 10, will not be permitted to play again until the matter
has been dealt with, in accordance with the applicable tournament disciplinary rules.

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1.9 Toss
The toss to decide who will kick off and to choose ends will take place at halftime in the preceding match.
The toss shall be conducted by the match referee with a representative of each team in attendance.
1.10 On-field presentation
1.10.1 Teams and players must participate in tournaments in their national sevens team strip, which
must be registered prior to the commencement of the tournament and in advance of the tournament.
All players on a participating team must wear the same jersey, shorts and socks that are of a standard
commensurate with the prestige of an international rugby match.
1.10.2 They must have an alternate set of playing kit, including jerseys, shorts and socks, to wear for
games where there is a colour clash. The alternate set of playing kit must also be registered with the
competition manager.
1.10.3 For any match where there is a colour clash, the team wearing the alternate kit will be determined
by a coin toss or at the direction of the competition manager.
1.10.4 Squad numbers (1–12) will be assigned to all players who participate in any match in a tournament
at the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games. Once assigned a number, a player will retain such number for
the duration of the tournament. Numbers must be of a sufficient size and suitable design, preferably white
if on coloured jerseys and black if on white jerseys, so as to be clearly identifiable from commentary and
match-tracking positions in the stands. Please note that in the case where the jersey has either a hoop or
patterned design, the numbers must have a white background and border in order to ensure that players
can be clearly identified. The alternate set of jerseys must also be clearly numbered 1–12.
1.11 Technical zone
1.11.1 Each team is allowed to have the following personnel in the technical zone during matches: coach,
manager, physiotherapist and five reserve players.
1.11.2 A maximum of three non-playing personnel are allowed to enter the playing area for the purposes of
water carrying (which is only permitted when play is stopped for an injury or when a try has been scored).
The water carriers must wear the technical zone bibs provided by TO2015 at all times. Please note that the
team manager and coach are not permitted to enter the playing area other than during halftime and in
the break prior to the commencement of any extra time.
1.11.3 Except as specified in 1.11.2 or as otherwise allowed under the laws and regulations of the game, all
non-playing personnel must remain inside the technical zone, which will be clearly marked.

Female — 6 teams
One group of six teams (countries) will be created.
Team seeding will be determined by the IRB. The teams play against each other in the pool. Following
the pool round, the teams will be ranked and proceed to medal/placement matches as indicated below.
1.1 The six teams competing will be grouped into one pool.
1.2 Play will consist of matches between teams in the pool on a round-robin basis. No extra time will be
played in pool matches. Points will be awarded for these matches on the following basis:
Win = 3 points
Draw = 2 points
Loss = 1 point
No show = 0 points

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If a team willfully refuses to play, or willfully abandons a match in progress, without the prior consent of
the match referee, then, subject to confirmation by the technical delegate or IRB commission, that team
will be expelled from the tournament.
If a team has been expelled from the tournament, for whatever reason, then:

that team shall be deemed to have been awarded no pool competition table points and to have
scored no tries or points in the pool matches; and

for the purposes of determining standings in the pool competition table, all match results against such
team shall be deemed null and void. This means that all pool competition table points awarded in
matches against the expelled team, and tries and points scored or conceded in matches against such
team, will not be taken into account in determining standings in the pool competition table.

1.3 Determining pool competition table standings
Position in the pool competition table shall be determined by competition points as set out in 1.2 above. If at
the conclusion of the pool stage, two teams are equal on competition points for any position in the pool, such
position in the pool competition table will be determined on the result of the match between the two equal
teams. The team that won that match shall be deemed to have finished higher in the pool competition table.
If the match between the two teams equal on competition points at the end of the pool stage was a
draw, then the following process shall be used to determine the placings:

The margin of points scored for and against a team in all pool matches shall be considered. The team
with the highest positive margin of points shall be ranked higher in the pool competition table. If the tie
remains unresolved, then:

The margin of tries scored for and against a team in all pool matches shall be considered. The
team with the highest positive margin of tries shall be ranked higher in the pool competition table.
If the tie remains unresolved, then:

The team that has scored the highest number of points in the pool matches shall be ranked
higher in the pool competition table. If the tie still remains unresolved, then:

The team that has scored the highest number of tries in the pool matches shall be ranked
higher in the pool competition table. If the tie still remains unresolved, then:

The tie will be resolved by the toss of a coin between the team managers concerned.

If at the end of the pool stage more than two teams are tied on points, then the following process shall
be used to determine the placings:

The margin of points scored for and against a team in all pool matches will be considered. The team
with the highest positive margin of points shall be ranked highest in the pool competition table. If the
tie remains unresolved, then:

The margin of tries scored for and against a team in all pool matches will be considered. The team
with the highest positive margin of tries shall be ranked higher in the pool competition table. If the
tie remains unresolved, then:

The teams concerned shall be ranked by reference to the number of points scored in all pool
matches. The team with the highest number of points scored in the pool matches shall be
ranked higher in the pool competition table. If the tie remains unresolved, then:

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The teams concerned shall be ranked by reference to the number of tries scored in all
pool matches. The team with the highest number of tries scored in the pool matches shall
be ranked higher in the pool competition table. If the tie remains unresolved, then:

The tie will be resolved by the toss of a coin between the team managers concerned.

At the conclusion of pool matches, teams will be positioned as per 1.3 above and will play as follows:
5th vs 6th
3rd vs 4th bronze
1st vs 2nd gold
During the knockout competitions, in the event of a match being drawn at the end of normal time,
extra time will be played until a winner is determined. A two-minute water break will be held at the end
of normal time and before re-commencing the match. The extra time will be played in periods of five
minutes. After each period, the teams will change ends without interval. In extra time, the team that
scores first will immediately be declared the winner without further play.
A coin toss by the team managers and the referee will be conducted to determine which team will
kick off the commencement of the extra time and to choose which end the team will kick off from.
1.4 The duration of matches, other than the gold/silver-medal final, will be seven minutes each half, with
a two-minute halftime interval. The duration of the gold/silver-medal final will be 10 minutes each half,
with a two-minute halftime interval.
1.5 Apart from the willful abandonment of a match and subsequent expulsion under 1.2, in the event of a
match having to be stopped after its commencement under the provisions of the Laws of the Game, then
subject to confirmation by the technical delegate or IRB commission, the following procedure shall apply:
(a) Pool matches
• Where a pool match has been abandoned either at halftime or at any time in the second half, the
result and any points and tries scored by each team in the match shall stand.

Where a pool match has been abandoned during the first half, the result shall be declared a draw.

Where a pool match has been declared a draw, then for that match each team will be awarded two
match points, and any points and tries scored will count towards the total points and tries scored by
each team in all their pool matches.

(b) Knockout matches
• Where a match has been abandoned either at halftime or at any time in the second half, the result
shall stand. If both teams are tied, then the provision within clause 1.3 shall be used to ascertain a
winner, with points scored in all matches in the tournament taken into consideration. However, if one of
the teams participated in a pool where a team was expelled, for whatever reason, then the matter will
be referred to the technical delegate or IRB commission, who/which shall decide the most appropriate
method for determining the winner of the tied knockout match.

If a match has been abandoned during the first half, the result shall be declared a draw and the
provisions within clause 1.3 shall be used to ascertain the winner with points scored in all matches in
the tournament taken into consideration. However, if one of the teams participated in a pool where a
team was expelled, for whatever reason, then the matter will be referred to the technical delegate or
IRB commission, who/which shall decide the most appropriate method for determining the winner of
the tied knockout match.

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1.6 A match shall be played by no more than seven players on each team on the playing area.
A player may be replaced on account of injury or substituted. A team may nominate no more than five
replacements/substitutes. A team can substitute or replace all five players. Temporary replacement for a
blood injury to a player is permitted. A player who has been replaced through injury may not resume play
in the same match except if temporarily replaced for a blood injury. A player who has been substituted
may not resume play in the same match except as a temporary replacement for a player with a blood
injury. No replacement or substitution may be made except with the permission of the referee, and only
during a stoppage in play.
1.7 Only players, the referee, touch judges, water carriers (as per 1.6 above) and medically trained
persons may enter the playing area in order to tend to an injured player. During the interval, coaches,
water carriers and camera crews may enter the playing area but they must leave it before resumption
of play and must not do anything to delay the playing of the match.
1.8 A player sent from the field, under IRB Law 10, will not be permitted to play again until the matter
has been dealt with, in accordance with the applicable tournament disciplinary rules.
1.9 Toss
• The toss to decide who will kick off and to choose ends will take place at halftime in the preceding match.
The toss shall be conducted by the match referee with a representative of each team in attendance.
1.10 On-field presentation
1.10.1 Teams and players must participate in tournaments in their national sevens team strip, which must be
registered prior to the commencement of the tournament and in advance of the tournament. All players on
a participating team must wear the same jersey, shorts and socks that are of a standard commensurate with
the prestige of an international rugby match.
1.10.2 They must have an alternate set of playing kit, including jerseys, shorts and socks, to wear for games
where there is a colour clash. The alternate playing kit must also be registered with the competition manager.
1.10.3 For any match where there is a colour clash, the team wearing the alternate kit will be determined by a
coin toss or at the direction of the competition manager.
1.10.4 Squad numbers (1–12) will be assigned to all players who participate in any match in a tournament
at the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games. Once assigned a number, a player will retain such number for the
duration of the tournament. Numbers must be of a sufficient size and suitable design, preferably white if on
coloured jerseys and black if on white jerseys, so as to be clearly identifiable from commentary and matchtracking positions in the stands. Please note that in the case where the jersey has either a hoop or patterned
design, the numbers must have a white background and border in order to ensure that players can be clearly
identified. The alternate set of jerseys must also be clearly numbered 1–12.
1.11 Technical zone
1.11.1 Each team is allowed to have the following personnel in the technical zone during matches: coach,
manager, physiotherapist and five reserve players.
1.11.2 A maximum of three non-playing personnel are allowed to enter the playing area for the purposes of
water carrying (which is only permitted when play is stopped for an injury or when a try has been scored). The
water carriers must wear the technical zone bibs provided by TO2015 at all times. Please note that the team
manager and coach are not permitted to enter the playing area other than during halftime and in the break
prior to the commencement of any extra time.
1.11.3 Except as specified in 1.11.2 or as otherwise allowed under the laws and regulations of the game,
all non-playing personnel must remain inside the technical zone, which will be clearly marked.

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Rules, Clothing and Equipment
The rules, clothing and equipment for the rugby sevens competition will be in accordance with the
conditions outlined in the following documents that will be in force at Games time:

The IRB bylaws

IRB Regulations Relating to the Game and IRB Laws of the Game with seven-a-side variations as
framed by IRB (These IRB Laws of the Game and IRB Regulations Relating to the Game can be found
on the IRB website: irb.com. The English text of the IRB Handbook shall be authoritative and final.)

Pan American Sports Organization (PASO) Regulations

TO2015 brand guidelines

Technical Officials, Protests and Appeals
Technical officials and the judiciary will be appointed according to IRB and Pan American Rugby Association
rules and regulations. All protests and appeals will be handled according to IRB rules and regulations.

Medals and Diplomas
Gold, silver and bronze medals will be awarded in each event of the rugby sevens competitions. In
accordance with PASO Regulations, diplomas will also be awarded to all competitors in each event.

Venue
Canada’s first soccer-specific stadium, Exhibition Stadium, is located at Exhibition Place in Toronto and
plays home to Canada’s national rugby team, national soccer team, as well as Toronto FC, Canada’s
first Major League Soccer team. In its inaugural summer, Exhibition Stadium hosted over 260,000 fans
during 12 games as the main venue for the FIFA U-20 World Cup. Since 2007, the venue has welcomed
more than a million fans and has hosted a multitude of events including the MLS Cup in 2010 and
lacrosse. The venue was sold out for international rugby in 2013 and 2014.

Facilities
There will be two synthetic surface warm-up areas located close to the playing area. The competition
venue will also include:

athlete change rooms

athletes’ lounge

designated athlete washrooms

separate shower/dressing rooms for men and women

ice bath/physiotherapy rooms for both men and women

two video rooms

an athlete medical area

a mixed zone where accredited media may conduct interviews with athletes post-competition

a sport information desk
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Weather
Average Hourly Air Temperature
Hour (ET)

Average Hourly Air Temperature

01:00

18.9˚C

02:00

18.5˚C

03:00

18.2˚C

04:00

17.9˚C

05:00

17.7˚C

06:00

17.4˚C

07:00

18.1˚C

08:00

19.0˚C

09:00

19.8˚C

10:00

20.6˚C

11:00

21.3˚C

12:00

21.9˚C

13:00

22.5˚C

14:00

22.8˚C

15:00

23.1˚C

16:00

23.2˚C

17:00

23.1˚C

18:00

22.9˚C

19:00

22.4˚C

20:00

21.9˚C

21:00

21.2˚C

22:00

20.7˚C

23:00

20.1˚C

24:00

19.3˚C

Average daily maximum temperature

25.5˚C

Average number of days with maximum higher
than 30˚C

3.1

Average number of days with rainfall equal to or
greater than 10 mm

2.2

(All figures are for the month of July at the Toronto Island/City Centre Airport from 1981 to 2010. Source:
Environment Canada.)
Guidelines for addressing thunderstorms and visible lightning that should be used for the TORONTO
2015 Pan Am Games, if no Games, federal or provincial statutes take precedence:

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In the event of an approaching thunderstorm with visible lightning, the “flash/bang” technique will be
used to determine the proximity of the approaching storm.

The “flash/bang” technique means that for every count of three, from the time the lightning bolt is
seen to the time when the associated thunder is heard, the lightning is approximately one kilometre
away. A “flash/bang” count of nine indicates that the storm is approximately three kilometres distant
(approximately two miles). A “flash/bang” count of 15 indicates the storm is approximately five
kilometres distant (approximately three miles).

When thunder is heard and a “flash/bang” of 30 is calculated (representing approximately 10
kilometres), it is an indication that a thunderstorm is in the area and the person responsible for storm
monitoring should be on alert.
If the “flash/bang” intensity increases to a level of nine, or approximately three kilometres, the
referee should stop all play and all participants should seek shelter in the dressing rooms. Once the
thunderstorm passes over, the referee should wait until the “flash/bang” is nine or greater before
resuming play.
Thunderstorms have a tendency to reverse course and come back over an area that they have just
passed. The person monitoring the storm should remain vigilant until the storm is out of sight or the
“flash/bang” count is 30 or greater.

Sport Information
Sport Information Desks
Sport information desks will be located at all competition venues and at the sport information centre
in the CIBC Pan Am/Parapan Am Athletes’ Village. These desks will provide a variety of services to
teams, including:

General sport information through sport publications and discussions with sport-specific staff.

Distribution of draw/start lists, results and other competition information, including schedule updates
when required.

Training schedule information and, for selected sports, assistance with booking and changing training
sessions.

The sport information centre’s hours of operation will be as follows:
Dates

Hours of Operation

July 2–4, 2015

08:00–20:00

July 5–25, 2015

07:00–23:00

July 26, 2015

07:00–17:00

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Competition and Practice
Schedule
Competition
The TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games rugby sevens competition will take place at Exhibition Stadium.
Times

Gender

Detail

10:00–10:22

Women

Preliminary match

10:22–10:44

Women

Preliminary match

10:44–11:06

Women

Preliminary match

11:20–11:42

Men

Preliminary match

11:42–12:04

Men

Preliminary match

12:04–12:26

Men

Preliminary match

12:26–12:48

Men

Preliminary match

13:00–13:22

Women

Preliminary match

13:22–13:44

Women

Preliminary match

13:44–14:06

Women

Preliminary match

16:00–16:22

Men

Preliminary match

16:22–16:44

Men

Preliminary match

16:44–17:06

Men

Preliminary match

17:06–17:28

Men

Preliminary match

17:28–17:50

Women

Preliminary match

17:50–18:12

Women

Preliminary match

18:12–18:34

Women

Preliminary match

18:34–18:56

Men

Preliminary match

18:56–19:18

Men

Preliminary match

19:18–19:40

Men

Preliminary match

19:40–20:02

Men

Preliminary match

10:00–10:22

Women

Preliminary match

10:22–10:44

Women

Preliminary match

10:44–11:06

Women

Preliminary match

11:28–11:50

Men

Quarter-final match

11:50–12:12

Men

Quarter-final match

12:12–12:34

Men

Quarter-final match

12:34–12:56

Men

Quarter-final match

12:56–13:18

Women

Preliminary match

July 11 — Session 1

July 11 — Session 2

July 12 — Session 1

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Times

Gender

Detail

13:18–13:40

Women

Preliminary match

13:40–14:02

Women

Preliminary match

16:00–16:22

Men

5th–8th place match

16:22–16:44

Men

5th–8th place match

16:44–17:06

Men

Semifinal match

17:06–17:28

Men

Semifinal match

17:28–17:50

Women

5th–6th place match

17:50–18:12

Men

7th–8th place match

18:12–18:34

Men

5th–6th place match

18:34–18:59

Women

Bronze-medal match

18:59–19:24

Men

Bronze-medal match

19:24–19:54

Women

Gold-medal match

19:54–20:24

Men

Gold-medal match

20:24–20:54

Both

Medal Ceremonies

July 12 — Session 1 (cont’d)

July 12 — Session 2

Practice
The rugby sevens practice sessions will take place at Fletcher’s Field during the five days preceding the
competition (July 6–10). Teams will be able to book a maximum of two practice sessions per day, each
1.5 hours in duration.

Technical meeting

The technical meeting, approximately 90 minutes in length, will be held on July 9, 2015, at a time and
location to be determined.

It may be attended by a maximum of two representatives from each NOC and, if necessary, an
interpreter or attaché.

Team leaders must collect their invitation card for the technical meeting from the sport information
centre at the Athletes’ Village upon arrival.

The technical delegate and the Sport Organizing Committee chair will preside over the meeting, which
will be conducted in English and Spanish.

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QUALIFICATION SYSTEM

RUGBY SEVENS
Events
Men’s tournament (1)

Women’s tournament (1)

Quota
Qualification

Host NOC Places

Total

Men

84 (7 teams)

12 (1 team)

96 (8 teams)

Women

60 (5 teams)

12 (1 team)

72 (6 teams)

Total

144

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168

Quota Per NOC
Men

1 team (12 players)

Women

1 team (12 players)

Total

2 teams (24 players)

Athlete Eligibility
Only NOCs recognized by PASO and whose National Rugby Federation is a member of the IRB as
well as North America Caribbean Rugby Association (NACRA) or Confederación Sudamericana de
Rugby (CONSUR) may enter athletes in the rugby sevens competition at the TORONTO 2015 Pan
American Games.
Athletes must have signed and submitted the Athlete Eligibility Condition Form.

Qualification System
Women (6 teams)
1. Three NACRA and three CONSUR
2. CONSUR qualification
• Winner of 2014 South American Games — one team
• CONSUR 2015 Women’s Sevens in February 2015 — two teams
3. NACRA qualification
• Canada and USA pre-qualify — two teams
• NACRA 2014 Women’s Sevens in December 2014 — one team

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Men (8 teams)
1. Four NACRA and four CONSUR
2. CONSUR qualification
• Argentina pre-qualifies — one team
• 2014 South American Games — one team
• CONSUR 2015 Men’s Sevens in February 2015 — two teams
3. NACRA qualification
• Canada and USA pre-qualify — two teams
• NACRA 2014 Men’s Sevens in December 2014 — two teams

Seeding
The seeding deadlines will be as follows:
• Men: end of the IRB Men’s Sevens World Series (May 2015)
• Women: end of the IRB Women’s Sevens World Series (May 2015)

Confirmation of Quota Places
By February 28, 2015, the Continental Federation (CF) (NACRA/CONSUR) will confirm to NOCs and
member federations the number of quota places they have achieved from the three qualification events.
By March 7, 2015, each NOC must confirm to the CF the number of places they will use.

Reallocation of Unused Quota Places
If necessary, the CF will reallocate unused places to the next-ranked eligible NOC.

Timeline
March 7–18, 2014

ODESUR Games (Santiago, CHI).

December 4, 2014

NACRA 2014 Men’s and Women’s Sevens.

February 2015

CONSUR 2015 Men’s and Women’s Sevens.

February 28, 2015

CF to confirm to NOCs and member National Federations the number of
quota places they have achieved from the three qualification events.

March 7, 2015

NOCs to confirm or decline their use of spots.

March 15, 2015

CF to reallocate spots if needed.

March 27, 2015

TO2015 entry by number deadline.

June 15, 2015

TO2015 entry by name deadline.

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Accreditation
Accreditation is the process of identifying individuals and their role(s) at the Pan Am Games, and
ensuring they are granted the appropriate access to fulfil their role(s). The role of the NOC is to register,
appropriately, every potential athlete, official, dignitary and press person from its territory.
Applications for accreditation must be received by TO2015 no later than March 27, 2015, in order for
NOCs to receive the pre-valid cards (PVCs) before the delegations’ departure for the Games.

Eligibility Condition Forms
As required by the PASO statute, each athlete and team official must complete an eligibility condition
form acknowledging his or her compliance with Games objectives and goals regarding participation in
the Games. The form is mandatory and must be signed by participating athletes and officials before
their arrival at the Games, in order for their accreditation to be validated.

Pre-valid Cards
By May 30, 2015, and following the data verification and the pre-DRMs, TO2015 will produce and send
out PVCs to each NOC. NOCs will be responsible for distributing the PVCs to their delegation members
before they travel to Toronto.
The PVC, along with a valid passport, will serve as an official entry document to Canada. Individuals will
be able to enter Canada using this process from May 11, 2015 to August 25, 2015, at 11:59 p.m., for a
period of stay no longer than six months from first entry. No additional entry visas will be required during
this period. The PVC will be valid for multiple entries, provided it is accompanied on each occasion by a
valid passport.

Accreditation Card Validation
After the DRM has been completed, eligible delegation members will be able to validate their PVCs,
which will provide access to the CIBC Pan Am/Parapan Am Athletes’ Village, once the village opens on
July 5, 2015. It can also be used to access other official competition and non-competition venues, as
determined during the DRM. Only once the PVC is validated does it become an official Pan Am identity
and accreditation card (PIAC).
Upon arrival in Toronto, delegation members holding PVCs can have their cards validated (providing the
DRM is complete) at one of the accreditation centres, to gain access to Pan Am venues and the CIBC
Pan Am Athletes’ Village.

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The following table lists the level of accreditation services provided at the various venues.
Venue

Location

Population

Services

CIBC Pan Am Athletes’ Village
(PAV)

Toronto

NOCs

Full service*

CIBC Pan Am Park accreditation
centre (PAP)

Toronto

Press, broadcast

Full service*

Games Family hotel (WES)

Toronto

IFs, CFs,
NOCs

Full service*

Pearson International Airport
(YYZ)

International terminals 1
and 3

All

PVC validation only

Accreditation resolution
volunteers

At all competition
venues

All

Temporary problem
resolution; no
reissuing of cards

*Full service: card validation, card production, image capture, problem resolution, reissuing of lost or
stolen cards, guest passes, day passes.
Validation counters at Toronto Pearson International Airport (international terminals 1 and 3) only will
offer accreditation validation services. There will be no additional accreditation facilities at any other
Canadian airport or border crossing.
During the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games, the accreditation centre in the CIBC Pan Am Athletes’
Village will serve as the primary accreditation location for NOC delegations.

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Ticketing and Accredited
Seating
Games-time Ticket Sales
During Games time, available tickets can be purchased through the official TORONTO 2015 website, or
at any of the locations below:

CIBC Pan Am Athletes’ Village

Games Family hotel

Competition venues

Same- and Different-discipline Spectating Athletes
Athletes and officials may access the athletes’ stand during their own discipline’s competitions without a
ticket, upon presentation of their accreditation.
In order to watch competitions at venues in disciplines other than their own, however, athletes and
officials will require a ticket.
NOC Services will implement a request process for the order and allocation of complimentary tickets for
different discipline athletes and officials, through the NOC Services centre.

Accommodation
The CIBC Pan Am/Parapan Am Athletes’ Village will accommodate approximately 7,500 athletes and
NOC team officials. TO2015 will also operate four satellite accommodations for the comfort of athletes
competing at remote venues, as listed below:

Shooting and equestrian satellite accommodation (PVN) at Nottawasaga Resort, Alliston, ON

Canoe/kayak — slalom satellite accommodation (PVM) at Pinestone Resort, Minden, ON

Rowing, canoe/kayak — sprint satellite accommodation (PVB) at Brock University, St. Catharines, ON

Mountain bike satellite accommodation (PVH) at Horseshoe Valley Resort, Barrie, ON

Football satellite accommodation at McMaster Univeristy, Hamilton, ON

Across all these accommodations, TO2015 aims to provide a secure, comfortable, home-like environment
for athletes and NOC team officials, allowing them to relax, perform at their best and enjoy the unique
cultural mosaic of Toronto.

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The CIBC Pan Am/Parapan
Am Athletes’ Village
The CIBC Pan Am/Parapan Am Athletes’ Village is located in east downtown Toronto in the Lower Don
Lands, adjacent to the Don River. This area of Toronto is currently undergoing extensive regeneration,
with many new developments existing harmoniously alongside heritage neighbourhoods and districts.
The Athletes’ Village is conveniently located within a few blocks of Toronto city centre and close to
public transportation. Following the Games, the Village will be one of the Games’ lasting legacies with
a mixed-use neighbourhood with affordable housing, new condominiums, a YMCA and a dormitory
for George Brown College students.

Key Dates of Operation
Date

Event

July 1–4, 2015

Pre-opening access to CIBC Pan Am/Parapan Am Athletes’ Village.

July 5, 2015

Opening of the CIBC Pan Am/Parapan Am Athletes’ Village.

July 10, 2015

Opening Ceremony of the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games.

July 26, 2015

Closing Ceremony of the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games.

July 29, 2015

Closing of the CIBC Pan Am/Parapan Am Athletes’ Village.

Site Orientation
The Athletes’ Village will consist of three distinct zones: the Village Plaza, residential zone and operations
zone. The Village Plaza will contain the retail facilities and ceremonial facilities available to residents and
guests, whiles the residential zone will be a restricted area for residents and guests with an R on their
Pan Am accreditation and Identity card (PIAC). The residential zone will contain five accommodation
lots, recreation, dining, medical facilities, parklands and transportation links to the competition and
training venues.
The operations zone will include the workforce entry, logistics warehouse, facilities services area, the
support services operations centre, waste transfer area and NOC container freight storage.
The Welcome Centre will be the entry point for first-time arrivals. The taxi drop-off and pick-up area
will be located adjacent to it. The Village Plaza entry point will be located off Trinity Street for dedicated
access to the Guest Pass Centre and VIllage Press Operations Centre.

Residences
Athletes and NOC team officials will be accommodated in newly constructed permanent buildings,
ranging in height from nine to 15 storeys. The buildings will contain a combination of apartments for
three, four, five, six, nine or 10 beds.

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All bedrooms are equipped with furniture to provide a comfortable stay for residents, in accordance with
past Games practice. In-suite finishes include coated flooring in bedrooms and social spaces, tiled floors
in the bathrooms, and window coverings and shelf space in bedrooms. Corridors within the residential
blocks will be carpeted. Public and NOC office spaces will have a combination of carpet and sealed
concrete floor finishes.
Social spaces furniture will include tables and comfortable seating as outlined in the table below.
All suites will have free Wi-Fi access.
TO2015 is planning for a resident experience that will reflect an average athlete-to-bathroom ratio below 4:1.

Resident Services
There will be five residential blocks with one resident centre in each, located throughout the Athletes’
Village. Four resident centres will operate 07:00–23:00 and one will be open 24 hours a day. The
resident centres will cater to all the accommodation needs of the NOCs and Village residents. Each
resident centre will provide hotel-like front desk service, which will assist with the resolution of issues
relating to Village accommodation services.

Main Dining Hall
The main dining hall will be located adjacent to the Canary Building in the residential zone and will
operate on a 24-hour basis. A diverse range of ethnic and cultural food options will be available. Menus
are being developed in consultation with caterers and sport nutritionists and will be published in early
2015. Additional dining options will include a Village Plaza café and grab-and-go items, refreshments
and various cuisines that will reflect some of the diverse neighborhoods of Toronto.

Athlete Venue Meals
Athlete venue meals (AVMs) will be available for athletes and officials who will be away from the Village
for competition and training for more than five hours. AVMs must be ordered from the catering desk
48 hours in advance. The meals will be prepared at the venue for collection from the athlete lounge.
AVMs will be available from July 1 to 26, 2015.

NOC Services Centre
The NOC Services Centre will be located in the Athletes’ Village residential zone, situated centrally to
facilitate communication and coordinate issue resolution between TO2015 and the NOCs. Services
available at the front desk will include mail distribution, reservation of bookable meeting rooms, and
distribution of participation certificates and medal boxes. Arrivals and departures, transport, logistics
and rate card will also have desks in the NOC Services Centre.

Resident Entertainment and Recreation
An athlete lounge, DVD lounge, Internet café and Games room will be available to Village residents.

Fitness Centre
The Athletes’ Village will feature recreational sports facilities for general use. The Village recreational
fitness facilities will include playing fields (general grass areas), an internal running track and an indoor
pool, designed to suit general fitness activities. In addition, the Village will have a gymnasium with a large
selection of cardiovascular equipment and free weights, and space for stretching and warming up and
cooling down.

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There will also be plenty of safe places for running within the Village, including an 18-acre park with
paved trails, located east of the accommodation blocks and within the security perimeter. The Fitness
Centre will operate 24 hours a day, but will only be supervised between 06:00 and 22:00, except when
temporarily closed for cleaning or maintenance.

Village Plaza
The Village Plaza will be comprised of a number of retail outlets and services. TO2015 will design this
area as a significant focal point of the Village to attract both residents and visitors alike. The Plaza will
act as an interface with athletes, guests and media, enabling this interaction without needing to enter
the residential zone. The Plaza will include a user-pay café, which can also act as a casual meeting
place. All team Welcome Ceremonies will take place in the Village Plaza.

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Medical Services
Services during the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games will be provided at all competition and training
venues, and non-competition venues such as the CIBC Pan Am Athletes’ Village, the Satellite
Accommodations, the Games Family Hotel and the International Broadcast Centre/Main Press Centre.
The TO2015 medical team will cater to the needs of all accredited athletes, coaches and officials for
new and exacerbated medical conditions requiring diagnosis and treatment.

Polyclinic
Polyclinic services will be located in the Residential Zone of the Village and will be open between
July 1 to 29, 2015 from 07:00 to 23:00. Emergency medical services will be available 24 hours per day.
The following services will be available at the Village Polyclinic:

General medical practice

Sports medicine and Rehabilitation

Diagnostic Imaging

Laboratory

Pharmacy

Specialty Services

Satellite Accommodations
The satellite villages will have a medical clinic in the accommodations building to service family practice,
sport medicine and rehabilitation needs from 07:00 to 23:00. Within the local communities, there will be
access arranged for initial diagnostic and laboratory testing covered under the medical insurance plan.
Emergency services will be available in satellite accommodation medical clinics 24 hours a day and
transported as needed to the local community hospitals for in-patient emergency care or specialist.

Venue Medical Services
Medical facilities will be provided at competition, training and other official venues. Athlete and spectator
services will be stocked with appropriate equipment, supplies and medication and will be staffed by
experienced medical personnel. Ambulances, staffed by paramedics will be stationed at competition
and some non-competition venues.

Competition and training venues
Emergency services and sports medicine for ill and injured athletes and team officials will be available at
each competition and training venue. These services will be provided by physicians and therapists and
will be available for 2 hours before competition and for 1 hour post competition.

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Field-of-play response
Athletes injured on the field of play during competition or training will be evaluated on-site. If necessary,
they will be evacuated from the field of play and transported to the athlete medical room, polyclinic or
hospital as appropriate. Field-of-play response will abide by the International Federation rules.

Transportation
Transportation System for Athletes and Team Officials
The TA bus system will provide the following transportation services for accredited athletes and team
officials, including their accompanying baggage and sport equipment:

Arrival and departure services between Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) and TORONTO
2015 accommodation sites.

Training and competition services between TORONTO 2015 official accommodation sites and official
competition and training venues.

Ceremonies services.

Connectivity between the CIBC Pan Am/Parapan Am Athletes’ Village and satellite accommodation
locations.

Training and Competition Venue Services
Athlete and team official training and competition transportation services are being planned and
developed in consultation with the Continental Federations (CFs)/International Federations (IFs).
Service timings are planned to enable:

Arrivals at the venue for warm-up and preparation pre-session.

Transfers to and from venue and Village Plaza during the session time.

Departures immediately after the session.

Departures after the session following cool-down.

Other requirements such as doping control procedures.

Athlete transport mall to competition venues
Competition venue transportation services will depart the CIBC Pan Am/Parapan Am Athletes’ Village
from the transport mall with a 30-minute frequency in order for athletes to be at the venue two hours
prior to the competition start time, with the last vehicle leaving the venue two hours after competition.

Athlete transport mall to training venues
Regular transportation services will be scheduled with a 60-minute frequency to transfer athletes to
designated training venues. Leaving the CIBC Pan Am/Parapan Am Athletes’ Village from the transport
mall, the service will enable athletes and team officials to be at the venue one hour prior to training and
leave up to one hour after training.

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The service will begin in accordance with the training schedule, to a maximum of five days prior to the
first day of competition, and will continue until the closing day of each sport’s individual training session.

Team Sport Vehicles
Each team will be allocated one team bus with driver(s) to operate on a pre-arranged schedule for use
during the training and competition period and cease upon return to the CIBC Pan Am/Parapan Am
Athletes’ Village after the team’s final competition. Team sports for which a bus will be provided include
baseball, basketball, field hockey, football, handball, rugby sevens, softball, volleyball and water polo.
These buses will be available to support training and competition movements only. Team buses will
be equipped with a vehicle access and parking permit (VAPP), which will allow access to the CIBC
Pan Am/Parapan Am Athletes’ Village and the respective sport training and competition venues as well
as the GRN. Teams will first meet their bus in the athlete transport mall. Bus services will be arranged
through the team’s host, and all schedule changes must be communicated to the transport desk in the
NOC Services Centre by 16:00 for the following day’s requirements.

CIBC Pan Am/Parapan Am Athletes’ Village Connection with
Satellite Accommodations
A transportation service will connect the CIBC Pan Am/Parapan Am Athletes’ Village with each of the
four satellite accommodations. This will allow athletes and team officials to travel between the Village
and satellite accommodations to connect to services departing from the athlete transport mall at the
Village. The service will operate from the opening day of each satellite accommodation to July 26, 2015.

NOC-dedicated Vehicles
Each NOC will be provided with a number of dedicated vehicles based on its delegation size (Aa, Ac,
Ao). The number of dedicated vehicles allocated to each NOC will be confirmed at the delegation
registration meeting (DRM).
The seven-seat, multi-passenger vehicle (Chevrolet Traverse) will include a fuel card, automobile
insurance, driver handbook including venue route maps and vehicle access and parking permits (VAPP).

Public Transportation
All Games accredited clients with a “T” privilege, will be entitled to travel free of charge when wearing
their accreditation on the following modes of public transportation within the Greater Toronto Area during
the Games.

Toronto subway system (TTC)

Toronto GO Train

Bus and streetcar (TTC)

Toronto Pearson International Airport — Union Station Rail Link

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EXC
OPW
PBV
TCO
MMC

MWW

Exhibition Stadium
Exhibition Centre
Ontario Place West Channel
Chevrolet Beach Volleyball Centre
Toronto Coliseum
Main Media Centre
Pan Am/Parapan Am Fields
Royal Canadian Yacht Club
Ryerson Athletic Centre
Owen Sound
Varsity
Stadium
Metro Toronto Convention Centre Collingwood
Pan Am Ceremonies Venue
CIBC Pan Am/Parapan Am Athletes’ Village
Pan Am Games Family Hotel

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Midland

Orillia

PVH

President’s Choice Ajax Pan Am Ballpark
Angus Glen Golf Club
Atos Markham Pan Am/Parapan Am Centre
Oshawa Sports Centre
CIBC Pan Am/Parapan Am Aquatics
PAC
Centre and Field House

Lake
Simcoe

North
Zone

TTS

Competition Venue
400

Newmarket

CCE

Markham

MAR

Vaughan

YOR
CTC
Brampton

Ajax

401

OBX

0

Downtown
MIS
Zone
CEB
Mississauga PLB CIBC Pan Am
Park Zone
Milton
(PAP)

VAR
PAF

Hamilton

ET
TRE
AS S
UND

West
Zone

QEW

ET W

TRE
EN S

HEN
St. Catharines

Welland

EPS
OPW

ET W

E
STR

TCO

PVB
WFC

W

D

KING

HAM

ET

E
STR

EGE

L
COL

QUE

PVF

40

CIBC Pan Am Park &
Downtown Venues

ET W

TRE
OR S
BLO

Lake
Ontario

QEW

20

PAC

Toronto

MIV

N

Kilometres

Pickering

Scarborough

YYZ

Whitby

Games Route Network

MMC

RYA

MTC

EN

QUE

ET
TRE
IS S

YYZ

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CEP

Orangeville

Oshawa

AJX

ANG

Brighton

Cobourg

Port
Hope

V
JAR

London

9
Richmond
Hill

Non-Competition Venue

East
Zone

E
ENU

PVF

Uxbridge

Y AV

PVB

Cavan

PVN

IT
ERS

WFC

Keswick

UNIV

MIV

Stirling

Borden

NUE
AVE

HAM
HEN
MIS

Centennial Park Pan Am
BMX Centre &
Waterloo
Pan Am Bowling Centre
Kitchener
CIBC Hamilton Pan Am Soccer Stadium
Stratford
Royal Canadian Henley Rowing Course
Mississauga Sports Centre
Cisco Milton Pan Am/Parapan Am
Velodrome
Welland Pan Am Flatwater Centre
Rowing & Canoe/Kayak — Sprint
Brantford
Satellite Accommodation
Football Satellite Accommodation
Toronto Pearson International Airport

Peterborough

48

DINA

CEB
PLB

Kawartha
Lakes

SPA

West Zone

Havelock

Lakefield

Barrie

North Zone
CCE Pan Am Cross-Country Centre
CEP Caledon Pan Am Equestrian Park
HRD Hardwood Mountain Bike Park
MWW Minden Wild Water Preserve
TTS Pan Am Shooting Centre
YOR CIBC Pan Am/Parapan Am Athletics
CTC Stadium & Canadian Tennis Centre
PVH Mountain Bike Satellite Accommodation
Canoe/Kayak — Slalom Satellite
PVM
Accommodation
PVN Shooting & Equestrian Satellite
Accommodation
Guelph

Fenelon
Falls

HRD
Wasaga
Beach

East Zone
AJX
ANG
MAR
OBX

TORONTO 2015 Pan Am
Games - Venues & Zones

Minden
Hills

Gravenhurst

Downtown Zone
PAF
RCY
RYA
VAR
MTC
PAD
PAV
WES

PVM

Bracebridge

CIBC Pan Am Park Zone

E SH
LAK

ET E

E
STR

O RE

PAV

D
BLV

PAD
WES

RCY

EXC
PBV

T10.04.01E.AN

Maps

E
N
DO

ST

N ST

CIBC Pan Am/Parapan Am
Athletes’ Village

EY

E
NC
RE

LL
VA

W
LA

E
QUE

AY
W
RK
PA

ST

ND
HMO
RIC

AID
EL
AD

ST E

PCP
VE
NA

TE
ES

TER
EAS

ST

PAV

E
VI
CK
SA

NG

E
LL

KI

ST

2

IT

IN

Internet Café

7

NOC Services Centre

8

Sport Information
Centre

T1-3
TA

3

Transport Mall

Venue Perimeter
Games Family
Entrance/Exit

L ST

MIL

PCP

Athlete Entrance/Exit

N

DISTILLERY
100 LANE

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HOU

3

ST
RY

K
TAN

AN
SE L

R
CHE

E

Metres

Maps

RD

6

ST

D

Village Plaza

M

LS R

5

MIL

Main Dining Hall

ING

Polyclinic

L

IL

ST

3
4

GE
ERA

Fitness Centre

5

1

P
COO

ST

Welcome Centre

TA

3

ERY

ST

IN

ER

1
2

ST E

ST E
L
ROL

Y

6

4
NT
FRO

0

NT

FRO

E

E
AV

8 7

N
TAN

TR

TE
AS

W
IE

E
AV

ST

YV
BA

RN

ACE
PAL

PCP

PCP

NOC Parking

TA

Athlete Load Zone

T1-3

T1–T3 Load Zone

PCP

Permit Checkpoint
Transport Perimeter

200

PCP

GARDINER EXPR

ESSWAY

Games Route Network
T16.83.01E.TB

Level One

Level Two & Three

ST W

KING

5

ERT

5

T LIB
EAS

ERS

AVE

V
ON A

5

E

R

AVE

AD
OB
NIT

FLEET ST

Underground Lot

T1

UT

D

DR

PL

LAN

KO
N

ND

R
TA R IO D

KE

LA

E
OR

R D ISLAN
DC

RES

DW

BLV

SH

Competition Venue

ON

DW
EE
NC

A

YU

Marilyn
Bell Park

TA

PRI

IA RD
UM B
COL
B RITISH

EPS

7

RD

FOU

TM

RD

N
WA
CHE
KAT
SAS

E

T1-3

D
BLV

NEW

R
GA

D

BLV

INGH

SPR

CES

N
PRI

NAV

ER
DIN

PCP
NU

E
T AV
URS

Y
WA
ESS
R
P
EX

N AV

ADA
CAN

5 Exhibition

A
ACH
STR

MA

T
IN S

5

5

E

4

FER

AVE

DUF

L
DAL

5

V
AT A
MOW

TYN

2

5

VE
EE A

Field
of
Play

6

SER
FRA

AVE

3

D
PAR

CER

1

NTIC

JEFF

SPEN

5

Y ST

ATLA

ST
RTY

LIBE

Exhibition Stadium
— Rugby Sevens

LIAMS ST

LYNN WIL

PCP

Spectator Entrance/Exit
Athlete Entrance/Exit

N

Metres
0

100

200

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Maps

Lake
Ontario

Ontario
Place

1

Athlete Lounge

2

Athlete Changing Rooms

3

Athlete Medical

4

Mixed Zone

5

Games Family
Entrance/Exit

TA

Athlete Load Zone

T1-3

T1–T3 Load Zone

Spectator Seating

TM

Media Load Zone

6

Games Family Lounge

PCP

Permit Checkpoint

7

Warm-up Area

Games Route Network
T16.39.01E.AN

Fletcher’s Fields
— Rugby Sevens Training Venue

AVE

DBINE
WOO

19th

AVE

PCP
VSA
3

Second Floor

TA

1
HONDA BLVD

404

VE
INE A

DB
WOO

FLF

Ground Floor
3

Training Venue
Athlete Entrance/Exit

TA
3

2

Athlete Load Zone
Athlete Parking

VSA

Vehicle Screening Area

PCP

Permit Checkpoint

2

Games Route Network

N

Metres
100

200

Athlete Lounge
Athlete Changing Rooms

3

Athlete Medical

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Maps

E

PA
SS

T16.78.01E.TB

AV
BINE
OOD

0

W

1
2

33

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