Medical Update on Para-Alpine skier Andrea Dziewior

WHISTLER, BC, March 18 /CNW Telbec/ - Para-alpine skiier Andrea Dziewior (Nanaimo, BC) crashed after completing her downhill race at the 2010 Paralympic Games in Whistler on Thursday. She was examined on site by team doctor Russell O'Connor and transported off the course to the polyclinic where she is currently undergoing further testing.

"Andrea is doing very well and we expect her to be released from the polyclinic later today," said Dr. Bruce Davidson, chief medical officer, Team Canada.

More information, including Dziewior's status for future competition at these Games, will be provided by the Canadian Paralympic Committee in the near future.

About the Canadian Paralympic Committee

The Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC) is a non-profit, private organisation with 43 member sports organisations dedicated to strengthening the Paralympic Movement. The CPC is responsible for creating an optimal high-performance environment for the Canadian Paralympic athletes to win at Paralympic and ParaPanAmerican Games. By supporting Canadian Paralympic athletes and promoting their success, the CPC inspires all Canadians with a physical disability to get involved in sport through programs delivered by its member organisations. For more information, visit

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SOURCE Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC)

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