OTTAWA, Aug. 1, 2012 /CNW/ - Henry Storgaard, Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Paralympic Committee, commented on CBC and Radio-Canada winning the rights to broadcast the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games and Rio 2016 Olympic Games:
"The Canadian Paralympic Committee looks forward to renewing our Paralympic Games relationship with CBC/Radio-Canada, a relationship that spanned seven Paralympic Games beginning at the 1996 Paralympic Games in Atlanta. CBC/Radio-Canada has a strong history of supporting Canada's amateur sport athletes and the Paralympic movement, most recently through their broadcast of both Athletics and Para-Athletics events last month at the Canadian Track and Field Championships in Calgary. We look forward to working with them to help tell the stories of our incredible athletes at the 2014 Winter Paralympic Games in Sochi and the 2016 Summer Paralympic Games in Rio."
About the Canadian Paralympic Committee
The Canadian Paralympic Committee is a non-profit, private organization with 46 member sports organizations dedicated to strengthening the Paralympic movement. The Canadian Paralympic Committee's vision is to be the world's leading Paralympic nation. Its mission is to lead the development of a sustainable Paralympic sport system in Canada to enable athletes to reach the podium at the Paralympic Games. By supporting Canadian Paralympic athletes and promoting their success, the Canadian Paralympic Committee inspires all Canadians with a disability to get involved in sport through programs delivered by its member organizations.
SOURCE: CANADIAN PARALYMPIC COMMITTEE (CPC)
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