CALGARY, Feb. 10, 2012 /CNW/ - It is with great pleasure that today I
congratulate Steve Podborski, who has been named by the Canadian
Olympic Committee as Team Canada's Chef de Mission at the upcoming 2014
Olympic Winter Games in Sochi.
Beyond his reputation as a skiing icon, Mr. Podborski has a proven track
record for leadership, having previously performed the role of
Assistant Chef de Mission at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in
With his knowledge and experience, I am confident that Mr. Podborski
will be an invaluable asset to our hundreds of Canadian athletes going
for gold in Sochi.
As a supporter of sport excellence in world-class competition, our
Government is proud to support Canada's participation at the 2014
Olympic Winter Games, and endorses the work of the Canadian Olympic
Committee in sending our team to Sochi.
On behalf of the Government of Canada, I would like to thank
Mr. Podborski for accepting the role of Team Canada's 2014 Chef de
Mission. I am confident that his energy and dedication to Canadian
sport will inspire and encourage our athletes as they continue their
pursuit for excellence on the path to Sochi.
SOURCE Canadian Heritage
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