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AVAILABLE EXPERTS: Pan Am Games start today

Friday, July 10, 2015

Queen’s University athletic performance expert Jean Cote, security expert Christian Leuprecht and urban planning expert Ajay Agarwal are available to comment on the Pan Am Games. The Games start today and run for two weeks.

Dr. Cote is available is comment on athletic performance and the long term preparation required to participate at an international event such as the Pan Am Games. He can also discuss the pressure and stress of performing and being mentally prepared for competition.

Traffic concerns in Toronto have been in the news for several weeks leading up to the Games and Dr. Agarwal can comment on the various traffic management techniques organizers are utilizing and the impact on the public.

Dr. Leuprecht, who is an expert in terrorism, security threats and violent extremism, can comment on the security measures being taken at the Games to ensure the safety of participants and spectators. The cost of securing the Games has reached $239 million.

To arrange an interview, please contact communications officer Anne Craig at 613-533-2877 or anne.craig@queensu.ca at Queen’s University News and Media Services Department in Kingston, Ont., Canada.

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