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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 16:24:17

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...

2014-02-05 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...

2014-02-04 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...

2014-01-26 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...

2014-01-20 08:22:22

CALGARY, Jan. 16, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian Paralympic Committee and Alpine Canada will announce the athletes and coaches nominated to the Sochi 2014 Canadian Paralympic Team. The Canadian para-alpine team racked up 14 medals at last year's world championships in La Molina, Spain -- more than any other country in attendance -- and is looking to build on the momentum created by last season's successes. WHAT: Para-alpine team nomination announcement....

2014-01-16 16:22:46

CALGARY, Jan. 16, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian Paralympic Committee and Alpine Canada will announce the athletes and coaches nominated to the Sochi 2014 Canadian Paralympic Team. The Canadian para-alpine team racked up 14 medals at last year's world championships in La Molina, Spain -- more than any other country in attendance -- and is looking to build on the momentum created by last season's successes. WHAT: Para-alpine team nomination announcement....

2014-01-15 20:21:22

OTTAWA, Jan. 15, 2014 /CNW/ - It is with great respect and admiration that the Canadian Paralympic Committee celebrates the career of wheelchair basketball veteran David Durepos (Fredericton, N.B.), who has announced his retirement from competition after a 19-year career that included three Paralympic gold medals. A five-time Paralympian, Durepos played on dominant Canadian national teams that won Paralympic gold medals at the Sydney 2000, Athens 2004 and London 2012 Paralympic...


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