VANCOUVER, July 3, 2014 /CNW/ - The largest Special Olympics Canada Summer Games are taking place in Vancouver July 8 – 12, 2014. The opening and closing ceremonies, all sporting events and medal ceremonies will be open to media with Games accreditation.
Media across the country are encouraged to register in advance to obtain their accreditation and/or to be added to the media distribution list which will receive daily updates on 2014 Games activities, athletes results and exclusive materials, including daily updates and advisories. The 2,000 athletes, coaches and officials will be joined by celebrity athletes from across Canada including NHL stars, Willie Mitchell and Jake Gardiner, BC Lions Quarterback Travis Lulay, Vancouver Whitecaps' Jay DeMerit and former Olympians, Mark Tewksbury and Jamie Salé.
Accreditation details are available here: http://www.vancouver2014.com/news/media-accreditation/
During the 2014 Games at the University of British Columbia, media must check-in at the at the media centre located at The Rugby Pavillion at 2584 East Mall. The media centre is open daily from 8:00am to 6:00pm.
The full schedule of events, including competition schedule is available here: http://www.vancouver2014.com/competition/events-schedule/
About the Special Olympics Canada 2014 Summer Games:
The 2014 Games are taking place in Vancouver, British Columbia, from July 8 to 12, 2014. The 2014 Games will be the largest held in Canada featuring over 2,000 athletes, coaches and officials, in 11 sports including: athletics, basketball, bocce, 5- and 10-pin bowling, golf, powerlifting, rhythmic gymnastics, soccer, softball and swimming. The 2014 Games is benefitting from significant sponsor support including Gold Sponsors Goldcorp, the Government of British Columbia and the Government of Canada as well as the Host Venue, the University of British Columbia.
SOURCE: Special Olympics Canada
For further information: please contact Media Relations, [email protected]; Cheryl Maitland Muir, 604-812-5965; Tera Nelson, 604-785-4319