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2014-03-08 04:20:21

SOCHI, RUSSIA, March 8, 2014 /CNW/ - Visually-impaired skier Mac Marcoux (Sault Ste-Marie, Ont.) and guide Robin Fémy (Mont-Tremblant, Que.) have won Canada's first medal at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Games - a bronze in the downhill. Additional content and photos to come. For full information about Team Canada at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Games, please visit paralympic.ca/team-canada. SOURCE Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC)

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...

2014-03-07 12:24:31

SOCHI, Russia, March 7, 2014 /CNW/ - The defending Paralympic gold medalist Canadian wheelchair curling team from held its first practice today at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Games. The team begins tournament play tomorrow at 9:30 a.m. vs. Great Britain. Wheelchair curling practice in Sochi photos can now be downloaded at: photos.paralympic.ca. Photo 1: http://photos.paralympic.ca/image/I0000uLFrAO.Lp8E CAPTION: Sochi, RUSSIA - March 7, 2014 - Canada's Wheelchair Curling Team...

2014-03-07 12:23:11

-McKeever and Klebl available at 10 a.m., Bourgonje to meet media at 3:45 p.m.- SOCHI, RUSSIA, March 7, 2014 /CNW/ - Canada's Paralympic veterans, Brian McKeever (Canmore, Alta.), Chris Klebl (Canmore, Alta.) and Colette Bourgonje (Saskatoon) will hold their lone media availabilities prior to competing in the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games following training on March 8, 2014. McKeever, a 10-time Paralympic medallist, along with his guides Erik Carleton (Canmore, Alta.) and...

2014-03-06 12:23:19

SOCHI, RUSSIA, March 6, 2014 /CNW/ - Billy Bridges' slapshot has been clocked at 80 miles an hour... one-handed. That's a lot of heat for a goaltender to face. But for Sami Jo Small, putting on her pads to help her husband practice is just one way she's assisted him on his way to Sochi. Bridges, a veteran forward with Canada's National Sledge Team, admits he was excited the first time Small - a three-time Olympian - invited him to one of her goaltending drills. "I thought I had...

2014-03-05 20:20:59

SOCHI, RUSSIA, March 5, 2014 /CNW/ - Canada's Paralympic alpine team has successfully overcome the challenges of an injury and a last-minute guide shuffle between visually impaired skier Mac Marcoux and Chris Williamson, demonstrating its strength as a team and its potential as a serious medal threat at the upcoming Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games, which begin on March 7. Dynamic brother duo Mac Marcoux and Billy Joe Marcoux, of Sault-Ste Marie, Ont., have excelled on the...

2014-03-05 16:24:55

SOCHI, Russia, March 5, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian para-snowboard team arrived in Sochi this morning, completing Team Canada as the final sport to arrive for the Paralympic Games set for March 7 to 16. In the afternoon, members of Team Canada gathered in the Village Plaza of the Mountain Village for the official team flag raising and welcome ceremony. Para-snowboard arrival and Team Canada welcome ceremony photos can now be downloaded at: photos.paralympic.ca. Photo 1:...

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...

2014-03-04 00:22:40

Blue Horizon International Founder and Others Attend 2014 Winter Olympics, Discuss Stem Cell Treatments for Sports-Related Injuries, Recovery NEW YORK, March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- World-renowned stem cell-researcher and founder of Blue Horizon International (BHI), Brian Mehling, MD, attended the 22nd Winter Olympic Games in Sochi last week. The New York-based orthopedic trauma surgeon was joined by Blue Horizon International team members Eddie Amarante, Manuel McDonald, and...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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