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Latest National Paralympic Committee Stories

2014-02-26 12:22:55

SOCHI, RUSSIA, Feb. 26, 2014 /CNW/ - It is with great anticipation and pride that the Canadian Paralympic Committee today announced the athletes, coaches and staff who will make up Team Canada at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games, to be held March 7 to 16. Canada will bring a total of 54 athletes to compete in all sports contested at the Sochi Paralympics: sledge hockey, wheelchair curling, para-alpine skiing, para-snowboard, para-Nordic skiing and biathlon. This total...

2014-02-22 12:20:18

BIG WHITE, BC, Feb. 22, 2014 /CNW/ - Para-snowboarder Michelle Salt of Calgary, Alta. has been nominated to the Canadian team that will compete at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Games in March, Canada Snowboard and the Canadian Paralympic Committee announced today. Salt, 28, is relatively new to the para-snowboard world as she lost her right leg above the knee in a near-fatal motorcycle accident in June 2011. Upon losing her leg, she became determined to one day participate in the...

2014-02-06 08:26:26

BOSTON, Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For many U.S. Olympic athletes, the road to the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games has been scattered with setbacks that had to be overcome to rise to their sport's pinnacle. Similarly, everyday Americans face obstacles small and large. As the Olympic Winter Games open today in Sochi, Russia, Liberty Mutual Insurance, the Official Property and Casualty and Life Insurance Partner of the 2014 and 2016 U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Teams, unveils the...

2014-01-13 08:24:39

BOSTON, Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For every Team USA athlete who has dreamed of competing on the world stage, there is no greater glory than earning an Olympic or Paralympic medal for his or her country. Liberty Mutual Insurance, the Official Property and Casualty and Life Insurance Partner of the 2014 and 2016 U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Teams, today announces that it is working with the U.S. Olympic Committee to protect our athletes' greatest reward by insuring each gold, silver...

2013-12-03 08:28:41

TORONTO, Dec. 3, 2013 /CNW/ - With less than 100 days to the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Games, the Canadian Paralympic Committee is pleased to celebrate the 2013 International Day of Persons with Disabilities today with ongoing initiatives to build awareness of parasport, from playground to podium. "This is an exciting time to be involved in Canadian Paralympic sport," said Gaétan Tardif, President of the Canadian Paralympic Committee. "Every child has the right to take part in...

2013-11-26 08:24:30

Brian McKeever headlines announcement on landmark news day for Canadian Paralympic Committee TORONTO, Nov. 21, 2013 /CNW/ - Ten-time Paralympic medallist Brian McKeever will join the Canadian Paralympic Committee for a celebration and major announcement on November 27, marking 100 days to go until the start of the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games. The Sochi 2014 Paralympic Games will take place from March 7 to 16 and include six sports: para-alpine skiing, para-snowboard,...

2013-11-21 08:24:51

Brian McKeever headlines announcement on landmark news day for Canadian Paralympic Committee TORONTO, Nov. 21, 2013 /CNW/ - Ten-time Paralympic medallist Brian McKeever will join the Canadian Paralympic Committee for a celebration and major announcement on November 27, marking 100 days to go until the start of the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games. The Sochi 2014 Paralympic Games will take place from March 7 to 16 and include six sports: para-alpine skiing, para-snowboard,...

2013-11-01 16:22:43

OTTAWA, Nov. 1, 2013 /CNW/ - Duncan Campbell (Vancouver, B.C.), the Canadian "Quadfather" acknowledged as the inventor of the sport of wheelchair rugby, will receive the prestigious Paralympic Order for lifetime contributions to the Paralympic movement, the International Paralympic Committee announced today. The Paralympic Order is the highest tribute a person connected with the Paralympic movement can achieve. It will be presented on November 23 at the 2013 Paralympic Awards in...

2013-10-01 16:23:32

New corporate brand is launched with support of U.S. Olympic Committee and Canadian Olympic Team Sponsorships CHICAGO, Oct. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- USG Corporation (NYSE: USG), a leading building products company, today announced its new brand identity and tagline, "It's Your World. Build It.," which exemplifies the organization's unwavering commitment to customers and its strategy for continued growth. To view the multimedia content associated with this release, please click:...

2013-09-26 08:24:44

Team Liberty Mutual showcases the power of the human spirit to come back from life's setbacks BOSTON, Sept. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Liberty Mutual Insurance, the Official Property and Casualty and Life Insurance Partner of the 2014 and 2016 U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Teams, today unveiled the roster of U.S. Olympic and Paralympic athletes the company will support for the 2014 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. Team Liberty Mutual will assist the insurer in their new...