Ontario spent $1.4M to fix up uneven floors in Pan Am athletes’ village

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TORONTO – Pan Am Games organizers say making $1.4 million-dollar upgrades to the floors in the athletes village was a necessary and cost-effective move to preserve the event’s international image.

The Games organizing committee says the repairs were made months ago after an inspection found the bare concrete floors were pitted and uneven.

At the time, one committee member deemed the floors to be worse than the ones in the athletes village in Guadalajara, Mexico, which hosted the last Games in 2011.

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Organizers say the floor was eventually covered with carpet in hallways and some common areas, and with dark grey floor sealing with baseboards in the athletes’ rooms.

It says the carpet cost $200,000 and the sealing $1.2 million.

Organizers say the upgrade was covered by the budget for the village, which is funded by…

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