Statement by the Honourable Bal Gosal, Minister of State (Sport), on the Announcement of the Nominees to the 2014 Canadian Olympic Skeleton Team

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:

Robert Lynch
Director of Communications
Office of the Honourable Bal Gosal, P.C., M.P.
Minister of State (Sport)
819-934-1122
robert.lynch@sports.gc.ca


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