Latest National Paralympic Committee Stories

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...

2014-04-30 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...

2014-02-26 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...

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