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2014-03-17 08:26:21

VANCOUVER, March 17, 2014 /CNW/ - Canada's medal-winning flag-bearer, Josh Dueck will return to Vancouver from the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games on Monday, March 17 on Air Canada Flight #855 from London Heathrow arriving at 17:15. Dueck, of Kimberley, B.C. won gold and silver medals in para-alpine skiing in Sochi and carried the flag for Canada at the closing ceremony. Also on the flight will be para-alpine skiers Caleb Brousseau of Terrace, B.C. - a bronze medallist at...

2014-03-17 00:23:32

#WHATSTHERE SOCHI, RUSSIA, March 16, 2014 /CNW/ - Key photo highlights from Team Canada at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games Closing Ceremonies are below. All photos can now be downloaded at: photos.paralympic.ca Photo 1: http://photos.paralympic.ca/image/I0000ZuGNx1LmS_o CAPTION: Sochi, RUSSIA - March 16, 2014 - Josh Dueck carries the Canadian flag into the Closing Ceremonies at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. (Photo: Matthew Murnaghan/Canadian...

2014-03-16 20:20:30

#WHATSTHERE SOCHI, RUSSIA, March 16, 2014 /CNW/ - The para-Nordic team had a super Sunday at the Paralympic Games as Brian McKeever won his third gold medal of the Games and sit skier Chris Klebl also won gold, for his first career Paralympic medal. Team Canada has finished the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games ranked third among all nations in the gold medal count, achieving its performance target for these Games. Canadian athletes won seven gold, two silver and seven bronze...

2014-03-16 16:20:21

#WHATSTHERE SOCHI, Russia, March 16, 2014 /CNW/ - Team Canada has finished the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games ranked third among all nations in the gold medal count, achieving its performance target for these Games. Canadian athletes won seven gold, two silver and seven bronze medals in Sochi. "On behalf of the Canadian Paralympic Committee, I'd like to congratulate Sochi for hosting a spectacular Paralympic Games," said Canadian Paralympic President Gaétan Tardif....

2014-03-16 12:20:35

OTTAWA, March 16, 2014 /CNW/ - As the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games officially come to a close, I would like to offer my most heartfelt congratulations to our entire Canadian Paralympic Team on their successes at these Games. Our athletes embodied the Paralympic values of courage, determination, inspiration, and equality, and many of their outstanding performances resulted in spectacular podium finishes. Canada won 16 medals in total, and ranked third in the final standings...

2014-03-16 12:20:33

SOCHI, Russia, March 16, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian para-alpine athletes competing in the 2014 Sochi Paralympic Winter Games will leave Russia with eight medals - half of Canada's overall medal haul. Five athletes on the 14-person team won medals, including two gold. Sit-skier Josh Dueck, of Kimberley, B.C. - Canada's flag bearer for the closing ceremony - won gold in super-combined and silver in downhill. Young gun visually impaired athlete Mac Marcoux, 16, of Sault Ste. Marie,...

2014-03-16 08:20:28

Klebl skis to first Paralympic medal, McKeever chalks up 10th career gold #CEQUIESTLA SOCHI, Russia, March 16, 2014 /CNW/ - Mission accomplished! Canada's Para-Nordic Ski Team wrapped up the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in thrilling fashion with a double-gold performance in cross-country skiing on Sunday. In two of the most challenging classifications, Chris Klebl, of Canmore, Alta., shocked the world to win the men's 10-kilometre sit-ski race, while Brian McKeever...

2014-03-16 08:20:23

SOCHI, RUSSIA, March 16, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian Paralympic Committee announced today that para-alpine sit-skier Josh Dueck has been selected as flag bearer for Canada at the closing ceremony of the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. A double medallist in Sochi, Dueck won gold in the super combined and silver in the downhill. His Sochi performance brings his career Paralympic medals total to three, as he won a silver medal at the Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Games....

2014-03-15 20:20:27

#WHATSTHERE SOCHI, RUSSIA, March 15, 2014 /CNW/ - Canada won an unprecedented third consecutive gold medal in wheelchair curling today at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Games, beating Russia 8-3 in the final this afternoon after beating China 5-4 in the semi-finals in the morning. Today's win in front of an enthusiastic and raucous home town crowd adds to Canada's string of success in international curling competition as gold medalist in both men's and women's Olympic curling and...

2014-03-15 12:20:28

Dynamic duo will leave Games with gold and two bronze #WHATSTHERE SOCHI, Russia, March 15, 2014 /CNW/ - Sixteen-year-old Mac Marcoux - the youngest member of the Canadian Paralympic team - proved that age doesn't matter when it comes to winning Paralympic medals when he captured gold in men's giant slalom at the Sochi Paralympic Winter Games on Saturday, adding to the two bronze medals he claimed earlier in the Games. In his final race of his first Paralympics, Marcoux, of...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.