- Media Opportunity with medal-winning athletes set for July 21 at 11 a.m. -
TORONTO, July 19 /CNW/ - With the historic 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games behind us, Canada's medal winning Olympic and Paralympic summer-sport athletes are pleased to invite news, sports and business media to join them in officially launching "The Road to London 2012", in Toronto.
The media conference and luncheon, hosted in partnership between the Canadian Olympic Committee, Canadian Paralympic Committee and Own the Podium, will be held on July 21, 2010 at 11 a.m. (EST) at the Real Sports Bar and Grill in downtown Toronto.
With Canadian athletes completing final preparations for the 2010 World Championships in their respective sports, media will be given an opportunity to conduct one-one-one interviews and stage photos with Olympic and Paralympic athletes representing a variety of medal-targeted summer sports who will join forces to encourage Canadians to back their quest for the podium in London.
WHEN: Wednesday, July 21, 2010
11:00 a.m. EST
WHERE: Real Sports Bar and Grill
Maple Leaf Square
15 York Street, Toronto, Ont.
WHO: Jean R. Dupré - CEO - Canadian Olympic Committee
Henry Storgaard - CEO - Canadian Paralympic Committee
John Furlong - Chair - Own the Podium
Alex Baumann - CEO - Own the Podium
Priscilla Lopes-Schliep - Olympian, bronze medallist -
Alexandre Despatie - Three-time Olympian, double silver
medallist - Diving
Leslie-Thompson Willie - Six-time Olympian, four-time medallist
David Eng - Two-time Paralympian, gold and silver medallist -
Benoit Huot - Three-time Paralympian, 16-time medallist -
David Willsie - Three-time Paralympian, bronze and silver
medallist - Wheelchair Rugby
Approximately 20 Olympic and Paralympic athletes in attendance
National Sport Federations Executives
PHOTOS: Strong photo and one-on-one interview opportunities will be available with some of Canada's top high-performance summer sport athletes.
INTERVIEWS: Out-of-town media unable to attend the event in person may contact one of the media liaisons highlighted below.
SOURCE Canadian Olympic Committee
For further information: For further information: Chris Dornan, Own the Podium, T: 281-703-4394, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Isabelle Hodge, Canadian Olympic Committee, T: 416-324-4122, E-mail: email@example.com; Marie-Hélène Cayer, Canadian Paralympic Committee, T: 613-293-3358, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org