After a whirlwind two-day visit, the Pan Am Games evaluation team has pronounced Toronto’s bid to host the 2015 event “excellent” — even good enough to host an Olympics one day.

Julio Cesar Maglione, the Uruguayan chief of the Pan American Sports Organization who led the five-member delegation yesterday, praised Toronto’s bid for its financial backing, transportation links and existing and proposed venues, especially those planned for the University of Toronto and McMaster University in Hamilton.

He refused, though, to rate Toronto’s bid against competitors Lima and Bogota, which they visited last week.

“It’s not our responsibility to say which one is better,” he said.

“All have excellent conditions.”

The Pan Am Games are held every four years and are open to athletes from 42 countries in the Americas and the Caribbean. In some sports, the games serve as Olympic qualifiers.