Media advisory // Photo and interview opportunity - Rio 2016: Media availability with Canadian wheelchair basketball and cycling teams

-Athlete availability for Tuesday, Sept. 6 in Rio-

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil, Sept. 5, 2016 /CNW/ - The Canadian Paralympic cycling team and the men's and women's wheelchair basketball teams will hold media availability tomorrow.

Media are invited for photo and interview opportunities. Media planning to attend are asked to RSVP with the sports' media attachés listed below.


WHEN: Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016
Training from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. // Interviews in the mixed zone until 5:30 p.m.

Rio 2016 Paralympic Velodrome

Brigitte Légaré, Cycling and wheelchair tennis media attaché
Rio cell: +55 (21)975556438


WHEN: Tuesday September 6, 2016
Team Canada Women – 5:45 p.m.6:15 p.m. (Court 3)
Interviews – 6:15 p.m.6:30 p.m.
Team Canada Men – 8:30 p.m.9 p.m. (Court 2)
Interviews – 9:00 p.m. – 9:15 p.m

Athletes Park (Block 3 – Wheelchair Basketball)

Courtney Pollock, Wheelchair basketball media attaché
Rio cell: +55-21-99032-5104

ABOUT TEAM CANADA IN RIO: Canada has a team of 162 athletes competing in 19 sports at the Paralympic Games, Sept. 7 to 18. For more information visit:

About the Canadian Paralympic Committee:

Follow the Canadian Paralympic Team:

SOURCE Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC)

For further information: Alison Korn, Senior Manager, Media Relations and Communications, Canadian Paralympic Committee, RIO NUMBER AS OF SEPT. 1, 2016: +55 (21) 99033-0131, Email:; Martin Richard, Executive Director, Communications and Marketing, Canadian Paralympic Committee, RIO NUMBER AS OF AUG. 25, 2016: + 55 (21) 99031-7843, Email:


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