Sochi 2014 Canadian Paralympic Committee Announces Team Canada for the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Games
Sochi – Feb 26, 2014
MOSCOW, RUSSIA, The February 26, 2014 – It is with great anticipation and pride that the Canadian Paralympic Committee announced today the athletes, coaches and staff who make up Team Canada at the Paralympic Winter Games Sochi 2014 will be held from 7 to 16 March.
Canada will take a total of 54 athletes to participate in all sports program Paralympic Games in Sochi: Sledge Hockey, Wheelchair Curling, para-skiing, para-snowboarding, para-nordic skiing and biathlon. This total includes five guides for athletes with a visual impairment in Para-Nordic and para-alpine skiing.
The full list of athletes and coaches of Team Canada is available at http://paralympic.ca/fr/equipe-canada.
The media guide for the Canadian Paralympic team, with biographies of athletes and coaches, the staff list and information on the Paralympic Winter sports can be downloaded here:
The Canadian Paralympic team for Sochi 2014 is led by the Head of Mission Ozzie Sawicki, Cochrane, Alberta.
“It’s great to go to Sochi as Head of Mission of the largest Canadian Paralympic teams in any Paralympic Winter in our history,” said Sawicki. “After spending much of the period of preparation for the Games to meet their sports training and competition environments, I know that our entire Canadian delegation is ready to meet the challenge of aim again a place among the top three countries count the gold medals as we have done in Vancouver during the Games with us in 2010. ”
Many people have asked whether the Paralympic Games will be broadcast on television. The answer is a resounding yes! At 100 days of the Paralympic Winter Games 2014 in Sochi, November 27, the Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC) has unveiled plans unprecedented dissemination fully accessible and electronic media for the most comprehensive coverage ever offered in Canada for Paralympic Games – over 65 hours of broadcast up to 350 hours of digital broadcasting rights and free access to the highlights of the new connecting Canadians through multiplatform.
CPC lead partners Consortium Paralympic broadcast coverage in creating five network / digital platforms: CBC / Radio-Canada, Sportsnet, Accessible Media Inc. (AMI), and Yahoo Sports Canada SendtoNews.
The broadcast schedule will soon be posted in paralympic.ca/sochi2014 .
MOBILE APP: Canadians can follow Team Canada through our free mobile app now live on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/canadian-paralympic-team/id804818132?mt=8 and Google play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.industrial.cpcmobile
PHOTOGRAPHY: Media are invited to visit photos.paralympic.ca and create an account to download high resolution photos of the Canadian Paralympic athletes at any time, without charge. It is recommended to do now to ensure immediate delivery of pictures during the Games.
According to the International Paralympic Committee, about 575 athletes from 45 countries will participate in the Paralympic Games in Sochi in 2014 – second only behind participation in Nagano in 1998, which had 561 athletes. In Vancouver in 2010, 502 athletes participated and Turin 2006 474 athletes participated.
About the Canadian Paralympic Committee
The Canadian Paralympic Committee is a private nonprofit organization with 25 member sports organizations dedicated to strengthening the Paralympic movement. The Canadian Paralympic Committee’s vision is to be the best Paralympic countries worldwide. Its mission is to lead the development of a sustainable Paralympic sport system in Canada to enable athletes to reach the podium at the Paralympic Games. By supporting Canadian athletes with a disability high performance and promoting their success, the Canadian Paralympic Committee inspires all Canadians with a disability to get involved in sport through programs delivered by its member organizations. For more information, visit www.paralympique.ca