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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...

2014-02-28 16:22:20

SOCHI, RUSSIA, Feb. 28, 2014 /CNW/ - Canada's National Sledge Team are the first Canadian athletes to arrive in Sochi for the Paralympic Games, to be held March 7 to 16. The sledge hockey players are staying at a hotel tonight and will move in to the coastal athletes' village tomorrow. They begin tournament play on Sat. March 8 against Sweden. Sledge hockey team arrival in Sochi photos can now be downloaded at: photos.paralympic.ca. Photo 1:...

2014-02-28 08:23:11

OTTAWA, Feb. 28, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian Paralympic Committee and Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities today announced the second year of their commitment to the Parasport Jumpstart Fund, an initiative which helps kids with disabilities from financially disadvantaged families participate in organized sports and recreational programs. Investment in the 2014 Parasport Jumpstart Fund will increase from $100,000 to $150,000 to help even more kids living with disabilities get in the...

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...

2014-02-25 12:28:52

United States Olympic Committee sponsors work together to produce creative custom imagery using USG and GE technology CHICAGO, Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Like the athletes they support, three U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) sponsors, USG Corporation (NYSE: USG), General Electric (GE) and Citi (C) used teamwork to produce custom installations at the USA House at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140225/MM71209 To view the multimedia content...

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...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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