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2014-03-05 20:20:59

SOCHI, RUSSIA, March 5, 2014 /CNW/ - Canada's Paralympic alpine team has successfully overcome the challenges of an injury and a last-minute guide shuffle between visually impaired skier Mac Marcoux and Chris Williamson, demonstrating its strength as a team and its potential as a serious medal threat at the upcoming Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games, which begin on March 7. Dynamic brother duo Mac Marcoux and Billy Joe Marcoux, of Sault-Ste Marie, Ont., have excelled on the...

2014-03-05 16:24:55

SOCHI, Russia, March 5, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian para-snowboard team arrived in Sochi this morning, completing Team Canada as the final sport to arrive for the Paralympic Games set for March 7 to 16. In the afternoon, members of Team Canada gathered in the Village Plaza of the Mountain Village for the official team flag raising and welcome ceremony. Para-snowboard arrival and Team Canada welcome ceremony photos can now be downloaded at: photos.paralympic.ca. Photo 1:...

2014-03-05 04:22:01

SOCHI, RUSSIA, March 5, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian Paralympic Committee announced today that wheelchair curler Sonja Gaudet (Vernon, B.C.) has been selected as flag bearer for Canada at the opening ceremony of the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. Gaudet is the world's most decorated wheelchair curler, having won gold at the 2006 Paralympic Winter Games (Torino) and at the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games (Vancouver). Her long list of achievements also includes gold...

2014-03-04 16:24:52

Unprecedented coverage includes more than 90 hours of fully accessible TV broadcasts and more than 250 hours of digital streaming across all CPC Broadcast Consortium platforms CBC/Radio-Canada's coverage will also be available as video-on-demand content via TELUS Optik TV, Rogers and the Canadian Paralympic Team Mobile App Tweet this release: http://ow.ly/ucavq TORONTO, March 4, 2014 /CNW/ - The Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games begin Friday, March 7 and CBC is Canada's...

2014-03-04 16:24:15

SOCHI, RUSSIA, March 4, 2014 /CNW/ - Team Canada will announce the flag bearer for the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Games on Wednesday March 5, at 11 a.m. local time at the Main Press Centre in Sochi. The press conference will be immediately followed by media interview opportunities in Sochi with the newly-named flag bearer, Team Canada Chef de Mission Ozzie Sawicki, and Canadian Paralympic Committee Executive Director of Sport Catherine Gosselin-Després. In addition, a phone...

2014-03-03 20:21:19

OTTAWA, March 3, 2014 /CNW/ - Our Canadian Paralympic athletes have been training and preparing for the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games - an incredible milestone in their sport careers. As Minister of State (Sport), I was looking forward to the opportunity to cheer them on as they compete against the world's best in Sochi. However, given Russian President Vladimir Putin's military intervention in Ukraine, the Government of Canada will not send an official government...

2014-03-03 12:25:02

SOCHI, Russia, March 3, 2014 /CNW/ - With the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Games set to begin in just four days, the Canadian Paralympic Committee would like to celebrate and thank long-time premier partner Pfizer Canada Inc., who have gone above and beyond their sponsorship agreement and made an additional financial contribution to the Canadian Paralympic Team. Pfizer Canada is the CPC's longest standing corporate partner, a relationship that dates back to 1996. "Canada's...

2014-03-03 12:24:13

SOCHI, Russia, March 3, 2014 /CNW/ - It was another busy morning today at the Adler/Sochi International Airport as Canadian Paralympic athletes and coaches continued to arrive for the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Games set for March 7 to 16. Today the defending Paralympic champion Canadian wheelchair curling team arrived in Sochi, along with the remaining members of the para-alpine ski team and the first group of athletes from the para-Nordic skiing and biathlon team. Wheelchair...

2014-03-02 16:20:16

SOCHI, RUSSIA, March 2, 2014 /CNW/ - Members of the Canadian Para-Alpine Ski team arrived in Sochi this afternoon for the Paralympic Games set for March 7 to 16. Para-alpine competition begins on March 8 with men's and women's downhill. Para-alpine arrival in Sochi photos can now be downloaded at: photos.paralympic.ca. Photo 1: http://photos.paralympic.ca/image/I00008MDTbLeBp3U Sochi, RUSSIA - March 2, 2014 - Chris Williamson and Kirk Schornstein from Canada's Para-Alpine Team...

2014-03-01 16:20:21

SOCHI, Russia, March 1, 2014 /CNW/ - Canada's National Sledge Team held its first practice today at Shayba Arena in advance of the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Games, to be held March 7 to 16. They begin tournament play on Sat. March 8 against Sweden. Sledge hockey practice in Sochi photos can now be downloaded at: photos.paralympic.ca. Photo 1: http://photos.paralympic.ca/image/I0000AxXP0Ehd0Ak CAPTION: Sochi, RUSSIA - March 1, 2014 - Team Canada Sledge Team hits the ice for their...


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