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What you can't bring to Pan Am Games venues

If you have a ticket to the Pan Am Games, you will not be able to bring a frisbee, a flag from Kosovo or a canoe to a venue.

Games organizers issue list of more than 30 banned items and actions at venues

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If you have a ticket to the Pan Am Games, you will not be able to bring your frisbee, flag from Kosovo or canoe to a venue.

Frisbees, flags and canoes are just some of the 25 banned items that appear on a list issued by the event's organizers Tuesday.

"Gang colours" are also prohibited, but organizers didn't get into specifics.

"Flags of non-participating countries, defaced or augmented flags from participating countries and flags exceeding 2 m x 1 m in size" are not permitted.

And ticket-holders also advised to keep hookah pipes and chewing tobacco home.

Here's a list of some items not permitted inside the venues. They are subject to confiscation:

  • Firearms
  • Knives, pepper spray and noxious substances (kirpans excepted)
  • Projectiles
  • Martial arts equipment
  • Chains, padlocks and other lock-on devices
  • Explosives
  • Flammable liquids or spray paint
  • Illicit narcotics
  • Glass bottles and cans (with the exception of empty personal aluminum water bottles and baby bottles)
  • Banners, signs or materials displaying messages, slogans or images that advocate or could incite hatred, racism or violence; are sexually or violently graphic or deemed unsuitable for a family audience.
  • Large bags including knapsacks, containers, coolers and ice chests. [not to exceed 9" x 5" x 11" (23 cm x 13 cm x 28 cm)]
  • Outside food or beverage. (exceptions include baby formula, baby food and single-serving portions for those with dietary restrictions)
  • Outside alcohol

Organizers say the following actions are restricted in venues:

  • Unauthorized broadcasting, recording or transmitting any event taking place within a venue through the use of personal or professional devices such as smartphones, tablets and video cameras.
  • Flash photography or the use of other lighting devices anywhere around the field of play.
  • Ambush marketing of any kind including unauthorized commercial or promotional activities; attempting to distribute leaflets, pamphlets, non-approved publications, wearable items or premium giveaways; attempting to create an unauthorized brand affinity or presence; and unauthorized selling or possessing items with intent to sell.