OTTAWA, Sept. 22, 2012 /CNW/ - As Minister of State (Sport), I was both
disappointed and angry to learn of allegations of tampering with skates
belonging to one of Canada's national short track team members during
the 2011 World Short Track Team Championships.
Our Canadian athletes train vigorously and make sacrifices to represent
our great nation on the world stage, and allegations related to
potential cheating or sabotage are extremely frustrating - - not only
for the athletes themselves, but also for all the devoted Canadian
Our athletes are an enormous source of pride for all Canadians, not to
mention incredible role models for our youth. And here in Canada, we
pride ourselves on our commitment to upholding a fair and ethical sport
system- both on and off the playing field.
As we await the outcome of the court process underway, I hope these
allegations serve as a reminder to all athletes- whether you are
representing your country or your local community-- that cheating is
never tolerated. A true winner is one whose achievements have not come
at the expense of another.
SOURCE: Canadian Heritage
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