By allowing ads to appear on this site, you support the local businesses who, in turn, support great journalism.
Editorial: Pan Am Championships at Olympic Park set a new gold medal standard
Placeholder Image
Now that the volunteers, professionals and community leaders involved in staging the 2016 Pan American Championships at Lake Lanier Olympic Park two weeks ago have had a chance to catch their collective breaths and relax a bit, it’s time for them all to bask in the satisfaction that comes from a job well done. Looking back from the perspective of a couple of weeks, it’s hard to imagine an international sporting event that could have gone any more smoothly than did the Pan Am Sprint Canoe/Kayak Championships, which were a continental qualifier for this summer’s Olympic Games in Rio. That such was the case is a tribute to the efforts of hundreds of local residents, from the experts involved in the meticulous planning that makes such an event a reality, to the unpaid volunteers who gave freely of their time to make the Championships a huge success.