Canadian Olympic Committee Calls for Applications for 2008 Beijing Olympic Youth Camp

    VANCOUVER, Jan. 10 /CNW/ - The Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) is now
accepting applications for participants to attend the 2008 Olympic Youth Camp
in Beijing. The program runs from August 2 to 18, 2008 and is open to anyone
aged 16 to 18 as of June 30.
    The aim of the Olympic Youth Camp (OYC) is to offer a broad intercultural
experience to youth around the globe, enhancing their knowledge and
appreciation of the world's diversity. The camp utilizes the spirit of the
Olympic Games and includes forums, workshops and excursions designed to
educate, inspire and entertain.
    The 2008 Olympic Youth Camp will extend throughout the XXIV Olympic Games
in Beijing and includes admission to the Opening and Closing ceremonies,
Olympic Torch Relay, a host of athletic events, sightseeing, courses on
China's storied culture and a tour of the Olympic village.
    The Beijing Olympic Organizing Committee has allocated two spots to each
National Olympic Committee, one male and one female, to attend the 2008 OYC.
Candidates must demonstrate excellence in academics, athletics and leadership
while showing active volunteerism in their communities. As well, they must be
knowledgeable of Canadian Olympic values.
    To learn more on how to apply, please find complete information regarding
the application process, please visit Applications are made to
the provincial/territorial representative of the Canadian School Sports
Federation and must be received by February 27, 2008. Selections will be made
shortly thereafter and the successful candidates will be notified the week of
March 31, 2008.
    All expenses for the COC's two "delegates" will be covered during the
course of the OYC, including flights, transportation within Beijing,
accommodation and meals.

    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
educational means. For more information, see the COC website:

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For further information:

For further information: Lisa Wallace, Program Manager, Education &
Community Relations, Canadian Olympic Committee, Office: (604) 678-2557,

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