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2014-03-17 00:23:32

#WHATSTHERE SOCHI, RUSSIA, March 16, 2014 /CNW/ - Key photo highlights from Team Canada at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games Closing Ceremonies are below. All photos can now be downloaded at: photos.paralympic.ca Photo 1: http://photos.paralympic.ca/image/I0000ZuGNx1LmS_o CAPTION: Sochi, RUSSIA - March 16, 2014 - Josh Dueck carries the Canadian flag into the Closing Ceremonies at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. (Photo: Matthew Murnaghan/Canadian...

2014-03-16 16:20:21

#WHATSTHERE SOCHI, Russia, March 16, 2014 /CNW/ - Team Canada has finished the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games ranked third among all nations in the gold medal count, achieving its performance target for these Games. Canadian athletes won seven gold, two silver and seven bronze medals in Sochi. "On behalf of the Canadian Paralympic Committee, I'd like to congratulate Sochi for hosting a spectacular Paralympic Games," said Canadian Paralympic President Gaétan Tardif....

2014-03-16 12:20:35

OTTAWA, March 16, 2014 /CNW/ - As the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games officially come to a close, I would like to offer my most heartfelt congratulations to our entire Canadian Paralympic Team on their successes at these Games. Our athletes embodied the Paralympic values of courage, determination, inspiration, and equality, and many of their outstanding performances resulted in spectacular podium finishes. Canada won 16 medals in total, and ranked third in the final standings...

2014-03-16 08:20:23

SOCHI, RUSSIA, March 16, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian Paralympic Committee announced today that para-alpine sit-skier Josh Dueck has been selected as flag bearer for Canada at the closing ceremony of the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. A double medallist in Sochi, Dueck won gold in the super combined and silver in the downhill. His Sochi performance brings his career Paralympic medals total to three, as he won a silver medal at the Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Games....

2014-03-07 16:22:03

Video of the opening ceremony is also available to media via SendtoNews: http://www.sendtonews.com/#!highlight/story/xaD8dwTSzN SOCHI, Russia, March 7, 2014 /CNW/ - Team Canada entered Fisht Stadium today behind flag bearer Sonja Gaudet of the wheelchair curling team at the Opening Ceremony of the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Games. Athlete Flash Quotes "This was an extremely humbling and emotional experience for me....One that has confirmed yet again that sport has this...

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 16:24:15

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...

2014-01-26 20:21:29

OTTAWA, Jan. 26, 2014 /CNW/ - I am pleased to congratulate the athletes who have been nominated to represent Canada in para-snowboarding at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. The members of Canada's Paralympic para-snowboarding team announced today are Tyler Mosher (Whistler, B.C.), Ian Lockey (Trail, B.C.) and John Leslie (Arnprior, Ont.). Their head coach is Candice Drouin and their technical coach is Dave Hugill. As the largest single contributor to sport in...

2013-11-08 08:25:47

OTTAWA, Nov. 8, 2013 /CNW/ - The Canadian Paralympic Committee, in partnership with Own The Podium and Canadian Sport Institute Ontario, is pleased to announce the appointment of Daniel Absolon as Paralympic High Performance Athlete Development Advisor, based in Toronto, Ont., at the Canadian Sport Institute Ontario. Absolon is the second Paralympic High Performance Athlete Development Advisor. His work will complement that of Jean-François Rapatel who was appointed to the same...

2013-11-01 16:22:43

OTTAWA, Nov. 1, 2013 /CNW/ - Duncan Campbell (Vancouver, B.C.), the Canadian "Quadfather" acknowledged as the inventor of the sport of wheelchair rugby, will receive the prestigious Paralympic Order for lifetime contributions to the Paralympic movement, the International Paralympic Committee announced today. The Paralympic Order is the highest tribute a person connected with the Paralympic movement can achieve. It will be presented on November 23 at the 2013 Paralympic Awards in...