OTTAWA, Nov. 17, 2011 /CNW/ - On behalf of the Government of Canada, I
would like to congratulate and applaud the collaboration announced
today between the Canadian Olympic Committee and Own the Podium.
Today's announcement will mean that the Canadian Olympic Committee will
double its contribution to Own the Podium. This is an important step in
continuing to build a world-class national sport system—one that will
help Canadian athletes succeed at the highest levels.
As Minister of State (Sport), I look forward to working with both the
Canadian Olympic Committee and Own the Podium as we move forward toward
the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London and the 2014 Winter Olympic
Games in Sochi.
Together, we will better support the Canadian sport system and ensure
that Canadian coaching, training, and support for athletes are second
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For more information (media only), please contact:
Jenny Van Alstyne
Director of Communications
Office of the Honourable Bal Gosal, P.C., M.P.
Minister of State (Sport)