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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...

2014-02-21 12:23:43

Athletes Show From Great Starts Come Great Things® By Making Team USA BATTLE CREEK, Mich., Feb. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Following a rigorous season of trials and qualification events, both Team Kellogg's(TM) U.S. Paralympic athletes have demonstrated from great starts come great things by being named to Team USA. With the Opening Ceremony for Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games nearly a month away on March 7, these U.S. Paralympic athletes have earned the chance to be among those proudly...

2014-02-20 12:26:16

CALGARY, Feb. 20, 2014 /CNW/ - Rising star Erin Latimer has been nominated to the Canadian team that will compete at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Games in March, Alpine Canada and the Canadian Paralympic Committee announced Wednesday. Latimer, of Toronto, Ont., joins the roster of 13 para-alpine skiers who were nominated on Jan. 21, rounding out a strong Canadian contingent that is a talented mix of Paralympic veterans and up-and-coming athletes. Latimer's bio is available here...

2014-02-19 08:28:32

OTTAWA, Feb. 19, 2014 /CNW/ - It is with great pride and enthusiasm that schools and communities across the country will welcome some of the country's top athletes with a disability as guest speakers - many of them multiple Paralympic Games medallists - as part of Paralympic Schools Week 2014, presented in partnership with Petro-Canada, a Suncor Energy Business. Paralympic Schools Week takes place during the 12 days between the Sochi 2014 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games,...

2014-02-13 16:24:33

OTTAWA, Feb. 13, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC) applauds the Harper Government for its 2014 Federal Budget, which continued the Government's record level of support for sport, in particular the CPC with $5 million. In addition, confirmation of the Government's investment of up to $500 million in the 2015 Pan American and Parapan Games in Toronto, and the innovative new provision allowing athletes to use their trust money as earned income for RRSP purposes,...

2014-02-11 20:22:05

In c9144 transmitted at 16:31e today, an error occurred in the "For complete athlete and coach biographies..." section. The clickable URL link should have read: "http://tinyurl.com/q99todu" and not "http://tinyurl.com/kzey2z3". Corrected copy follows: Cross Country Canada nominates high-powered lineup of athletes to Sochi 2014 Canadian Paralympic Team LAKE LOUISE, AB, Feb. 11, 2014 /CNW/ - Canada will send a high-powered group of cross-country skiers and biathletes to the Sochi...


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