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2014-10-16 16:32:12

TORONTO, Oct. 16, 2014 /CNW/ - Today, the Canadian Olympic Committee's Chief executive Officer, Chris Overholt, joined the Governor General of Canada, His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston and The Honourable Bal Gosal, Minister of State (Sport), in a ceremony on Parliament Hill to proclaim 2015 as the Year of Sport in Canada. The Year of Sport is a proactive pan-Canadian initiative implemented to celebrate sport in Canada and the role it plays in enhancing the lives of...

2014-10-02 16:24:11

Kristina Schaefer named Executive Director, Partnerships; Marc-André Plouffe named Executive Director, Communications TORONTO, Oct. 2, 2014 /CNW/ - Today, the Canadian Olympic Committee named the newest member of its executive team, Kristina Schaefer, who joins the organization as Executive Director, Partnerships, effective October 6, 2014. Marc-André Plouffe also joined as Executive Director, Communications, effective in August 2014. Both will report to the Chief Marketing...

2014-07-03 12:24:13

VANCOUVER, July 3, 2014 /CNW/ - Almost eleven years to the day after winning the rights on July 3, 2003 to host the 2010 Olympic Games, today the project officially ends with the release of Games' final financial and operations reports showing no debts or liabilities and a lasting legacy of knowledge, capacity and facilities and pride for British Columbians and all Canadians. Auditors Ernst and Young today completed an independent audit of VANOC's final financial statements approved on June...

2014-07-03 12:24:09

TORONTO, July 3, 2014 /CNW/ - Today marks both the 11(th) anniversary of winning the right to host the 2010 Olympic Winter Games and the formal closure of the project known as the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games Organizing Committee (VANOC). The Canadian Olympic Committee proudly released the following statement: "In 2010, we invited the world into our home and the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games were delivered in world-class style. Congratulations to the...

2014-01-23 12:25:31

OTTAWA, Jan. 23, 2014 /CNW/ - On behalf of Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the Government of Canada, I would like to offer my most heartfelt congratulations to Hayley Wickenheiser, who was today named Canada's flag-bearer for the opening ceremony of the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games. Hayley Wickenheiser is one of the greatest female hockey players of all time. Hayley has represented Canada at the Winter Olympics four times--winning three gold and one silver medal--and has...

2014-01-08 16:23:47

TORONTO, Jan. 8, 2014 /CNW/ - Special Olympics Canada is thrilled to congratulate Special Olympics Manitoba's Vice President of Sport and Program, Jennifer Campbell, on being named to the Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women in Sport and Physical Activity's (CAAWS) Most Influential Women in Sport and Physical Activity list for 2013. CAAWS has published the Most Influential Women List for the past 12 years, aiming to recognize and highlight the achievements of...

2014-01-03 12:23:24

OTTAWA, Jan. 3, 2014 /CNW/ - I offer my heartfelt congratulations to the snowboard cross and slopestyle athletes who were named to the 2014 Canadian Olympic Team. The athletes named to the 2014 Olympic team include three-time Olympian and Vancouver 2010 Olympic gold medallist, Maelle Ricker (West Vancouver, BC); along with first-time Olympians Mark McMorris (Regina, SK), Sebastien Toutant (Montreal, QC), Spencer O'Brien (Alert Bay, BC) and Chris Robanske (Calgary, AB). Our...

2013-12-31 08:21:29

Canadian Olympic Team calls upon nation to rally behind Sochi-bound athletes with new brand campaign TORONTO, Dec. 31, 2013 /CNW/ - With 37 days remaining until the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games, the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) today launched its "We Are Winter" campaign, its most integrated, digitally enabled and largest brand undertaking in its history. The national video debut of "We Are Winter," entitled Crossroads featuring Sochi medal hopefuls Kaillie Humphries, Mark...


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negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.