Statement by the Honourable Bal Gosal, Minister of State (Sport), on the Announcement of the Nominees to the 2012 Canadian Olympic Cycling Track Team

OTTAWA, June 15, 2012 /CNW/ - As Minister of State (Sport), I would like to congratulate Canadian cyclists Tara Whitten, Jasmin Glaesser, Gillian Carleton, Laura Brown, Stephanie Roorda, Monique Sullivan, Zach Bell, Travis Smith, Joseph Veloce and Hugo Barrette, who have earned their spots on the 2012 Canadian Olympic cycling track team.

The Harper Government is pleased to provide continued support for Olympic sports and all of our amazing Canadian Olympic athletes. Not only are you an enormous source of pride for all Canadians, you serve as incredibly inspiring role models of excellent sportsmanship, determination and motivation for our children and youth.

As Minister of State (Sport), I look forward to joining Canadians across our country as we cheer on Team Canada this summer. I wish all of our Canadian Olympic Team athletes the very best of success as they prepare for this extremely prestigious moment in their sport careers.

SOURCE Canadian Heritage

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For more information (media only), please contact:

Jenny Van Alstyne
Director of Communications
Office of the Honourable Bal Gosal, P.C., M.P.
Minister of State (Sport)
819-934-1122
jenny.vanalstyne@pch.gc.ca


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