Media Advisory/Photo opportunity: Team Canada Chef de Mission to be announced for Rio 2016 Paralympic Games

MONTREAL, Que., Sept. 3, 2014 – The Canadian Paralympic Committee will announce the individual selected to the role of Chef de Mission for Team Canada for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games at a media event on Monday, Sept. 8 in Montreal – marking exactly two years to go until the start of Paralympic competition in Rio.

Canadian para-alpine athletes wrap Sochi Paralympics with eight medals

SOCHI, RUS., March 16, 2014 – The Canadian para-alpine athletes competing in the 2014 Sochi Paralympic Winter Games will leave Russia with eight medals – half of Canada’s overall medal haul.

Chris Klebl and Brian McKeever Celebrate Double Golden Sunday to Wrap Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games

Klebl skis to first Paralympic medal, McKeever chalks up 10th career gold

SOCHI, Rus., March 16, 2014 —Mission accomplished!

Canada’s Para-Nordic Ski Team wrapped up the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in thrilling fashion with a double-gold performance in cross-country skiing on Sunday.

In two of the most challenging classifications, Chris Klebl, of Canmore, Alta., shocked the world to win the men’s 10-kilometre sit-ski race, while Brian McKeever won his third gold medal of the week in the visually impaired category.

Photo Release and What Canada did Saturday at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Games

SOCHI, RUSSIA, March 15, 2014 – Saturday competition was highlighted by skiers Mac Marcoux and guide Robin Fémy capturing gold in the men’s giant slalom visually impaired division, adding to the two bronze medals they won earlier in the Games. Competition in team sports wrapped up today, with the Canadian sledge hockey team winning bronze and the wheelchair curling team winning gold.

Canada's Marcoux, Fémy conquer gold in giant slalom at Sochi Paralympics

Dynamic duo will leave Games with gold and two bronze

Mac Marcoux and guide Robin Femy

Brian McKeever and Chris Klebl Fall Short of Relay Podium at Paralympic Winter Games

—Klebl, McKeever along with guides Carleton and Nishikawa ski to fourth—

SOCHI, Rus.—Brian McKeever and Chris Klebl formed a one-two Canadian punch to finish fourth in open 4x2.5 kilometre relay on Saturday at the Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi.

Dueck clinches alpine gold for Canada at Sochi Paralympics

SOCHI, RUS. (March 14, 2014) – Sit-skier Josh Dueck won Canada’s third gold medal of the Sochi Paralympic Winter Games on Friday in men’s super combined, adding to the silver medal in men’s downhill he earned earlier in the week.

John Leslie leads Canadian para-snowboarders in Sochi with seventh-place finish

SOCHI, RUS. (March 14, 2014) – Twenty-one-year-old John Leslie of Arnprior, Ont. paced the Canadian para-snowboard team this morning with a superb seventh-place finish, as the sport of snowboard cross made its Paralympic debut in Sochi.

Canada’s Mark Arendz Eleventh in Biathlon Distance Race at Paralympic Winter Games

Mark Arendz shooting in biathlon

SOCHI, Rus., March 14, 2014 —Mark Arendz gutted out an 11th-place biathlon finish on Friday at the Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.

Photo Release / What Canada did on Wednesday at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Games

SOCHI, RUSSIA, March 12, 2014 – Para-Nordic skier Brian McKeever’s second gold medal of these Games highlighted Canada’s fifth day of competition in Sochi, along with a silver-medal performance by para-alpine skier Kimberly Joines in the women’s sitting category, though still considered unofficial until an appeal process takes place tomorrow.

 

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