VANCOUVER, Nov. 22 /CNW/ - The Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) is
inviting applications from across Canada for the 20th session of the Olympic
Academy of Canada (OAC) to be held in Vancouver, June 21-27, 2008.
The OAC is a leadership development program that provides current and
future sport and community leaders with exceptional opportunities to learn
about and discuss the achievements, issues and current status of the Olympic
The theme of the 2008 OAC will be "Making a Difference". Delegates will
hear from a variety of speakers, both within and outside the sport community,
including Olympians, about how sport and Olympism has made a difference in
their lives. A sampling of the speakers and guests from the 2006 OAC in
Montreal includes: COC Chief Executive Officer Chris Rudge, CBC Host Scott
Russell, World Anti-Doping Agency Chairman for Canada Dick Pound, Olympians
Nicolas Gill, Mathieu Turcotte, Jennifer Heil, Manon Jutras and Ann Dow, as
well as Paralympians Chantal Petitclerc and Patrick Jarvis.
Applications to attend this program are invited from individuals 18 years
of age and older. This includes professional and volunteer sport
administrators, athletes, coaches, officials, corporate representatives,
teachers, university students, journalists and individuals who have a specific
interest in sport and the Olympic Movement.
The complete application form and further details can be found at
www.olympic.ca under Education and then Olympic Academies. The application
deadline is Friday, January 25, 2008, at 5:00 p.m (PST).
The Canadian Olympic Committee is a national, private, not-for-profit
organization committed to sport excellence. It is responsible for all aspects
of Canada's involvement in the Olympic movement, including Canada's
participation in the Olympic and Pan American Games and a wide variety of
programs that promote the Olympic Movement in Canada through cultural and
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For further information:
For further information: Lisa Wallace, Program Manager, Education &
Community Relations, Canadian Olympic Committee, Office: (604) 678-2557,