OTTAWA, Jan. 22, 2012 /CNW/ - As the very first Winter Youth Olympic
Games officially come to an end in Innsbruck, Austria, I would like to
congratulate the athletes, as well as the coaches and officials from
around the world who took part and made this inaugural event a
Through athletic competition, as well as educational and cultural
activities, young athletes adopted and experienced the Olympic values
of excellence, respect, and friendship.
Our Canadian athletes demonstrated skill and determination, and I am
certain that their experience will serve them well in the future both
as individuals and as athletes.
I would like to thank the International Olympic Committee and the
Innsbruck Youth Olympic Games Organizing Committee, as well as the many
volunteers who ensured the success of this precedent-setting event for
their passion and devotion to the Games.
SOURCE Canadian Heritage
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Dustin van Vugt
Office of the Honourable Bal Gosal, P.C., M.P.
Minister of State (Sport)