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2014-09-08 12:26:33

Note to media: Broadcast-quality B-roll is available at SendtoNews.com. MONTREAL, Sept. 8, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian Paralympic Committee is pleased to announce that five--time Paralympian Chantal Petitclerc (Montreal, Que.) has been named Team Canada's Chef de Mission for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, marking exactly two years to go until competition begins in Rio. Petitclerc competed at five Paralympic Games in wheelchair racing (Barcelona, Atlanta, Sydney, Athens and Beijing),...

2014-06-03 12:31:23

CALGARY, June 3, 2014 /CNW/ - Today, the Canadian Paralympic Committee announced the events that Canadian Paralympic Team members will take part in during the three-day 2014 Celebration of Excellence, honouring Sochi 2014 Olympians, Paralympians and coaches. The festivities will take place in Ottawa, Edmonton, Banff, Red Deer and Calgary June 4 to 6. Media are invited for photos and interview opportunities. HEROES TOUR The Sochi 2014 Canadian Olympic and Paralympic Teams will...

2014-01-15 20:21:22

OTTAWA, Jan. 15, 2014 /CNW/ - It is with great respect and admiration that the Canadian Paralympic Committee celebrates the career of wheelchair basketball veteran David Durepos (Fredericton, N.B.), who has announced his retirement from competition after a 19-year career that included three Paralympic gold medals. A five-time Paralympian, Durepos played on dominant Canadian national teams that won Paralympic gold medals at the Sydney 2000, Athens 2004 and London 2012 Paralympic...

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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cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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