Statement by the Honourable Bal Gosal, Minister of State (Sport), on the Announcement of a Cooperation-Agreement Between the Canadian Olympic Committee and Own the Podium

OTTAWA, Nov. 17, 2011 /CNW/ - On behalf of the Government of Canada, I would like to congratulate and applaud the collaboration announced today between the Canadian Olympic Committee and Own the Podium.

Today's announcement will mean that the Canadian Olympic Committee will double its contribution to Own the Podium. This is an important step in continuing to build a world-class national sport system—one that will help Canadian athletes succeed at the highest levels.

As Minister of State (Sport), I look forward to working with both the Canadian Olympic Committee and Own the Podium as we move forward toward the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London and the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi.

Together, we will better support the Canadian sport system and ensure that Canadian coaching, training, and support for athletes are second to none.


SOURCE Canadian Heritage

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Jenny Van Alstyne
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Office of the Honourable Bal Gosal, P.C., M.P.
Minister of State (Sport)

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