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2014-06-30 00:20:57

MOSCOW, June 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A delegation of the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee, headed by Organizing Committee President Dmitry Chernyshenko, has flown to the Republic of Korea, where from June 28 to July 05, the city of PyeongChang will host the IOC Debriefing of the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games, an event devoted to the transfer of knowledge from the 2014 Games organizers to the Organizing Committees of the next Olympic Games. The President of the Sochi 2014...

2014-06-25 00:20:18

TORONTO, June 24, 2014 /CNW/ - Team Canada will face Australia in the quarter-finals at the 2014 Women's World Wheelchair Basketball Championship following a 59-52 victory over Great Britain on Tuesday at the Mattamy Athletic Centre in Toronto, Ont. Canada finished in second place in Group B with the win over Great Britain, improving its record to 4-1. The Canadians rebounded from a loss to Germany less than 24 hours earlier to power past the Brits. Both sides exchanged the...

2014-06-21 00:20:42

TORONTO, June 20, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian Women's Wheelchair Basketball Team opened the 2014 Women's World Wheelchair Basketball Championship with a record-setting 83-53 victory over Japan on Friday at the Mattamy Athletic Centre in Toronto, Ont. Canada's 83-point offensive output marked a new team-high for most points scored in a single game at the Paralympic Games and world championships. The hometown Canadian side is in pursuit of an unprecedented seventh consecutive podium...

2014-06-20 16:22:22

CHICAGO, June 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Whether one has a disability or takes care of a person who does, they will not want to miss all the latest gadgets, cars, products and services that enhance the potential of those with disabilities, which will be on display at Abilities Expo on June 27-29, 2014 at Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center. Admission is free and show hours will be Friday 11 am to 5 pm, Saturday 11 am to 5 pm and Sunday 11 am to 4 pm. This year, the annual Chicago...

2014-06-18 12:31:28

TORONTO, June 18, 2014 /CNW/ - All of the fast moving, intense action, and eye-opening excitement of the largest women's world wheelchair basketball championship in history will be on full digital display when the teams hit the hardcourt June 20-28 at the Mattamy Athletic Centre. The 2014 Women's World Wheelchair Basketball Championship organizing committee is pleased to announce that all 44 games of the competition will be available to watch live online through CBC Sports' free...

2014-05-09 12:25:11

OTTAWA, May 9, 2014 /CNW/ - Following four-time Paralympic swimmer Donovan Tildelsey's announcement of his retirement, the Canadian Paralympic Committee would like to congratulate him on a successful career that saw him win two silver and three bronze medals at the Paralympic Games. Tildesley, of Vancouver B.C., also won five gold medals at the Parapan American Games in Rio de Janeiro in 2007 and was Canada's flag bearer at the opening ceremony at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic...

2014-05-05 08:25:40

Note to media: Broadcast-quality B-roll is available at SendtoNews.com. High-resolution photos can be downloaded at http://tinyurl.com/pbsb2wl TORONTO, May 5, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian Paralympic Committee is pleased to announce that four-time Paralympic swimmer Elisabeth Walker-Young (North Vancouver, B.C.) has been named Team Canada's Chef de Mission for the Toronto 2015 Parapan American Games. Walker-Young competed at four Paralympic Games in swimming, winning six medals...

2014-04-30 20:23:10

OTTAWA, April 30, 2014 /CNW/ - It is with great appreciation that the Canadian Paralympic Committee celebrates the career of 10-time Paralympic medallist Colette Bourgonje (Prince Albert, Sask.), who has announced her retirement from competition after a 24-year international career that spanned seven winter and three summer Paralympic Games. Bourgonje is the only athlete in the world to have competed in each of the seven Paralympic Winter Games from 1992 to 2014. She also...

2014-04-30 16:27:22

TORONTO, April 30, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian Paralympic Committee will announce the individual selected to the role of Chef de Mission for Team Canada for the Toronto 2015 Parapan American Games, on Monday, May 5. The Chef de Mission will be in Toronto for the day on May 5 and will be available for interview and photo opportunities in person and by phone, after 9:00 a.m. EDT. WHAT: Announcement of Team Canada's Chef de Mission for the Toronto 2015...

2014-03-20 12:28:34

Canada Basketball to receive funding from the Government of Canada to support the hosting of World Championship TORONTO, March 20, 2014 /CNW/ - Minister of State (Sport) Bal Gosal today announced the Government of Canada is providing Canada Basketball with $245,000 through Sport Canada's Hosting Program to support the 2014 Women's World Wheelchair Basketball Championship, which are being held in Toronto June 20 to 28, 2014. Minister of State Gosal also joined an open practice...


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  • A stinking tobacco.
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