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2014-03-09 12:20:20

Marcoux overcomes radio malfunction with sheer determination SOCHI, Russia, March 9, 2014 /CNW/ - Visually impaired skier Mac Marcoux, guided by Robin Fémy, gave a whole new meaning to skiing blind by earning his second bronze medal of the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games on Sunday in men's super-G despite not being able to communicate with his guide, while teammate Caleb Brousseau won bronze in the sitting category - the first Paralympic medal of his career. Sault Ste....

2014-03-09 08:20:25

Chris Klebl leads Canucks in sixth, Colette Bourgonje places 13th SOCHI, Russia, March 9, 2014 /CNW/ - It was a frustrating day for Canada's Para-Nordic sit skiers while battling the highly technical course at Sochi's Laura Stadium during the opening day of cross-country ski races at the Paralympic Winter Games. Chris Klebl, of Canmore, Alta., appeared destined for the podium in the early-goings of the men's 15-kilometre race, but faltered in the final five kilometres where he...

2014-03-08 16:20:25

SOCHI, Russia, March 8, 2014 /CNW/ - Team Canada had a strong first day at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Games, winning three medals: a silver by Josh Dueck, of Kimberley, B.C. in the men's downhill sit-ski, a silver by Mark Arendz of Hartsville, P.E.I. in biathlon, and a bronze by Mac Marcoux (Sault Ste. Marie) and guide Robin Fémy (Mont-Tremblant, Que.) in the men's visually-impaired downhill. What Canada Did on Saturday at the Sochi 2014 Winter Paralympic Games: PARA-ALPINE...

2014-03-08 12:20:27

SOCHI, Russia, March 8, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian para-alpine team is off to a red-hot start. Josh Dueck, of Kimberley, B.C. won silver and Mac Marcoux, of Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., captured bronze in men's downhill Saturday on the first day of competition at the 2014 Sochi Paralympic Winter Games. On the ten-year anniversary of the freestyle skiing accident that landed him in a wheelchair, sit-skier Dueck celebrated his second Paralympic silver medal, adding to his silver in...

2014-03-08 08:20:23

-Arendz becomes first Canadian to win a biathlon silver medal at Paralympics- SOCHI, Russia, March 8, 2014 /CNW/ - Mark Arendz fired his name into the history books as the first Canadian ever to win a silver medal in biathlon at the Paralympic Winter Games. Days removed from his 24th birthday, the Hartsville, P.E.I. resident came a hair short of winning the gold after clocking the second fastest time at 19:14.0 (1+0) in the men's 7.5-kilometre standing biathlon competition....

2014-03-08 04:20:21

SOCHI, RUSSIA, March 8, 2014 /CNW/ - Visually-impaired skier Mac Marcoux (Sault Ste-Marie, Ont.) and guide Robin Fémy (Mont-Tremblant, Que.) have won Canada's first medal at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Games - a bronze in the downhill. Additional content and photos to come. For full information about Team Canada at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Games, please visit paralympic.ca/team-canada. SOURCE Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC)

2014-03-07 16:22:03

Video of the opening ceremony is also available to media via SendtoNews: http://www.sendtonews.com/#!highlight/story/xaD8dwTSzN SOCHI, Russia, March 7, 2014 /CNW/ - Team Canada entered Fisht Stadium today behind flag bearer Sonja Gaudet of the wheelchair curling team at the Opening Ceremony of the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Games. Athlete Flash Quotes "This was an extremely humbling and emotional experience for me....One that has confirmed yet again that sport has this...

2014-03-07 12:24:45

PARK CITY, Utah, March 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Ability Center (NAC) in Park City, Utah has prepared many Paralympic athletes for the Paralympics in Sochi, Russia at their training center. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140307/LA79054 The NAC provides training and competition programs for people of all abilities in Alpine & Nordic Skiing, Snowboarding and Sled hockey. As athletes develop their skills at the NAC, they are promoted through a series of...

2014-03-07 12:24:31

SOCHI, Russia, March 7, 2014 /CNW/ - The defending Paralympic gold medalist Canadian wheelchair curling team from held its first practice today at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Games. The team begins tournament play tomorrow at 9:30 a.m. vs. Great Britain. Wheelchair curling practice in Sochi photos can now be downloaded at: photos.paralympic.ca. Photo 1: http://photos.paralympic.ca/image/I0000uLFrAO.Lp8E CAPTION: Sochi, RUSSIA - March 7, 2014 - Canada's Wheelchair Curling Team...

2014-03-07 12:23:11

-McKeever and Klebl available at 10 a.m., Bourgonje to meet media at 3:45 p.m.- SOCHI, RUSSIA, March 7, 2014 /CNW/ - Canada's Paralympic veterans, Brian McKeever (Canmore, Alta.), Chris Klebl (Canmore, Alta.) and Colette Bourgonje (Saskatoon) will hold their lone media availabilities prior to competing in the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games following training on March 8, 2014. McKeever, a 10-time Paralympic medallist, along with his guides Erik Carleton (Canmore, Alta.) and...


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caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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