OTTAWA, Feb. 5, 2013 /CNW/ - As the PyeongChang 2013 Special Olympics
World Winter Games officially come to a close, I would like to offer my
heartfelt congratulations to our entire Canadian Special Olympics Team
on eight days of amazing competition.
Our Special Olympics athletes demonstrated great skill and
determination, and many of their performances resulted in exciting
podium finishes, bringing Canada a total of 104 medals, 44 Gold, 42
Silver and 18 Bronze medals — an exceptional accomplishment.
It was thrilling to follow the Games as our athletes competed with
tremendous spirit. Each and every performance made me more and more
proud to be Canadian.
Our Government, along with all Canadians, congratulates all the Special
Olympics athletes who represented our country with such passion and
I would also like to take this opportunity to thank our athletes'
biggest fans—their families and friends—for making such a vital
contribution to our athletes' achievements.
SOURCE: Canadian Heritage
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