Statement by the Honourable Bal Gosal, Minister of State (Sport), on the Announcement of the Nominees to the 2014 Canadian Olympic Luge Team

OTTAWA, Dec. 17, 2013 /CNW/ - I offer my heartfelt congratulations to the luge athletes who were named to the 2014 Canadian Olympic Team.

The athletes named to the 2014 Olympic team are: in men's singles, two-time Olympian, Sam Edney, along with teenagers John Fennell and Mitchel Malyk, who will both take part in the Games for the first time; Tristan Walker and Justin Snith in men's doubles; and World Championship and World Cup medallist Alex Gough will be joined by Kimberley McRae in women's singles. Arianne Jones and Jordan Smith will race off in Calgary, December 18-19, for the final women's spot.

Our athletes are an enormous source of pride for all Canadians. That is why our government is proud to provide continued support for Olympic sports and our Canadian Olympic athletes who will proudly represent this great nation on the world stage.

As Minister of State (Sport), I wish all these athletes the very best of success as they prepare to represent Canada this coming February in Sochi, Russia. This is an incredible milestone in your sport careers and all Canadians will be cheering for you and your teammates in your pursuit of world-class athletic excellence at the Olympic Winter Games.


SOURCE: Canadian Heritage

For further information:

(media only), please contact:

Robert Lynch
Director of Communications
Office of the Honourable Bal Gosal, P.C., M.P.
Minister of State (Sport)

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