Media Advisory - Interview and Photo Opportunities - Canadian Olympic Committee to Announce 2009 Inductees to the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame

    VANCOUVER, Jan. 20 /CNW/ - The Canadian Olympic Committee will unveil its
2009 inductees to the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame in a special press
conference in Vancouver this Thursday, January 22.
    For more than 50 years, the Hall of Fame has recognized Canadians who
have served the cause of the Olympic Movement with distinction. This year it
welcomes a tremendous group of sport legends who have made their mark in
figure skating, ice hockey, swimming and speed skating.
    The press conference is held in advance of the actual Hall of Fame Gala &
Induction Ceremony, also held in Vancouver on March 26.

    WHEN:     Thursday, January 22, 2009 at 10 a.m. PST

    WHO:      Select 2009 Olympic Hall of Fame Inductees
              Tricia Smith - Executive Committee Member, Canadian Olympic
              Peter Dhillon - Chair of the Hall of Fame Gala Dinner

    WHERE:    The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver, 1601 Bayshore Drive - Grand
              Ballroom, Salon D

    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:

For further information:

For further information: Steve Keogh, Director, Communications, Canadian
Olympic Committee, Phone: (416) 324-4146, Cell: (416) 806-3949, Email:; Isabelle Hodge, Manager, Media Relations, Canadian Olympic
Committee, Phone: (416) 324-4122, Cell: (416) 806-4342, Email:

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