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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...

2014-02-11 16:24:25

OTTAWA, Feb. 11, 2014 /CNW/ - I am pleased to congratulate the athletes who have been nominated to represent Canada in para-nordic skiing at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. Canada's Paralympic Para-Nordic Team will comprise: -- Mark Arendz (Hartsville, Prince Edward Island) -- Caroline Bisson (Ottawa, Ontario) -- Colette Bourgonje (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan) -- Yves Bourque (Bécancour, Quebec) -- Sébastien Fortier...

2014-02-11 16:24:17

LAKE LOUISE, AB, Feb. 11, 2014 /CNW/ - Canada will send a high-powered group of cross-country skiers and biathletes to the Sochi start line with a focus on contributing to the nation's medal count at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games, Cross Country Canada and the Canadian Paralympic Committee announced on Tuesday. A total of 14 of the nation's best para-Nordic skiers and biathletes, eight men and six women, will don the maple leaf race suit next month in Sochi. The 11 athletes...

2014-02-06 08:26:26

BOSTON, Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For many U.S. Olympic athletes, the road to the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games has been scattered with setbacks that had to be overcome to rise to their sport's pinnacle. Similarly, everyday Americans face obstacles small and large. As the Olympic Winter Games open today in Sochi, Russia, Liberty Mutual Insurance, the Official Property and Casualty and Life Insurance Partner of the 2014 and 2016 U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Teams, unveils the...

2014-02-05 12:26:03

LAKE LOUISE, AB, Feb. 5, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian Paralympic Committee and Cross Country Canada will announce the athletes and coaches nominated to the Sochi 2014 Canadian Paralympic Team on Tuesday, February 11. The announcement will take place at Deer Lodge in Lake Louise following a morning training session. Media are invited to view the last half hour of cross-country ski practice and shoot B-roll/photos as the team finishes their training in front of Lake Louise, and then...

2014-02-05 08:30:21

Premium Bedding Topper to Support American Athletes at Sochi LOS ANGELES, Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) today announced a partnership with airweave, the top-selling premium bedding topper in Japan that recently launched its product in the United States. Through the sponsorship, airweave will support American athletes participating in the 2014 Sochi Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, marking a pivotal moment for the category-leader as it continues...

2014-02-05 08:26:49

NEW BERLIN, N.Y., Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- "We appreciate Senator Charles Schumer's support of Team USA by helping us complete the delivery of Chobani Greek Yogurt to Sochi to naturally power our athletes all the way to the finish line--something we've had in the works for quite some time. Right now, 5,000 fresh single-serve cups of blueberry, strawberry and peach Chobani, and multi-serve containers of plain Chobani yogurt for smoothies, are being stored in a...

2014-02-04 16:26:32

OTTAWA, Feb. 4, 2014 /CNW/ - With the Sochi Paralympic Winter Games on the horizon, Canadian sports fans are being treated to a provocative new Paralympic marketing campaign that compels viewers to look past the disabilities of Paralympic athletes - and instead fathom their complete, elite, world-class abilities. It's not what's missing, it's what's there. Bold, formidable, energetic. Cross country skier and biathlete Mark Arendz tears up the trails with one arm. Snowboarder...

2014-01-27 16:22:55

Athletes Show From Great Starts Come Great Things® By Making Team USA BATTLE CREEK, Mich., Jan. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Following a rigorous season of trials and qualification events, six of the competing Team Kellogg's(TM) U.S. Olympic athletes have demonstrated from great starts come great things by being named to Team USA(TM). With the Opening Ceremony for the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games just days away on Feb. 7, these U.S. Olympic athletes have earned the chance to be among those...

2014-01-26 20:21:30

BIG WHITE, BC, Jan. 26, 2014 /CNW/ - Three Canadian para-snowboarders have been nominated to the Canadian team that will compete at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games, it was announced today by Canada Snowboard and the Canadian Paralympic Committee. Para-snowboard was officially added to the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Games in May 2012 after years of effort on the part of Canada Snowboard and the snowboarding community. To date, Canada has three para-snowboarders who have...


Word of the Day
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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