OTTAWA, Dec. 18, 2013 /CNW/ - I offer my heartfelt congratulations to
the Skeleton athletes who were named to the 2014 Canadian Olympic Team.
The athletes named to the 2014 Olympic team in the women's field are
Olympic bronze medallist Mellisa Hollingsworth of Eckville, Alberta,
who will make her third Games appearance, and World Championship bronze
medallist, Sarah Reid of Calgary. Eric Neilson, of Kelowna, British
Columbia, and Calgary's John Fairbairn will make their Games debut in
the men's event.
Our athletes are an enormous source of pride for all Canadians. That is
why our government is proud to provide continued support for Olympic
sports and our Canadian Olympic athletes who will proudly represent
this great nation on the world stage.
As Minister of State (Sport), I wish all these athletes the very best of
success as they prepare to represent Canada this coming February in
Sochi, Russia. This is an incredible milestone in your sport careers
and all Canadians will be cheering for you and your teammates in your
pursuit of world-class athletic excellence at the Olympic Winter Games.
SOURCE: Canadian Heritage
For further information:
(media only), please contact:
Director of Communications
Office of the Honourable Bal Gosal, P.C., M.P.
Minister of State (Sport)