TORONTO, May 1, 2013 /CNW/ - The 2013 Special Olympics World Winter Games in PyeongChang, Republic of Korea was one for the record books! Between January 29 and February 5, 2013, Special Olympics Team Canada earned a total of 109 medals - 44 gold, 44 silver and 21 bronze - setting a new national record. Now Canadians can experience these moments for themselves by tuning into TSN on Saturday, May 4 at 4:00 p.m. EST for a broadcast of our athletes' achievements in PyeongChang.
"I am very proud of Special Olympics Team Canada, and what they accomplished together," said Jennifer Campbell, Special Olympics Team Canada's Chef de Mission. "As athletes and leaders, they took on new challenges fearlessly, and demonstrated to all of us what it means to be dedicated."
TSN viewers can hear these athletes' incredible stories and witness their inspirational journeys first-hand. Help celebrate the achievements and successes of Special Olympics Team Canada's monumental 2013 World Winter Games and tune in on May 4!
In case you miss it the first time around, TSN and TSN2 will be rebroadcasting the show! You can catch it on TSN on Friday, May 10 at 1:00 p.m. EST or TSN2 on Monday, May 6 at 10:30 p.m. EST and Tuesday, May 7 at 4:00 p.m. EST. The show will also be broadcast on RDS, dates still to be determined.
About Special Olympics Canada
Established in 1969, the Canadian chapter of this international movement is dedicated to enriching the lives of Canadians with an intellectual disability through sport. Operating out of the sport clubs in all Canadian provinces and territories, except Nunavut, this grassroots movement reaches beyond the sphere of sports to empower individuals, change attitudes and build communities. From two-year-olds to mature adults, more than 35, 000 children, youth and adults with an intellectual disability are registered in Special Olympics year-round programs across Canada, and they are supported by more than 17,100 volunteers, including more than 13,500 trained coaches.
SOURCE: Special Olympics Canada
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